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Possessed by the Gods of Cowbell Oblongata is The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse's fourth record, following One Zero One Zero One Zero, Fajita's Basement and Squawk!. The entire EP was recorded in the Scottish Highlands between July 29th and August 5th 2015.

"Pleasingly eccentric and imaginative alternative folk from the Highlands of Scotland" - Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland

The soundtrack to the best Quentin Tarantino film that hasn’t been made yet - Alistair Braidwood, Scots Whay Hae

Possessed by the Gods of Cowbell Oblongata was released digitally, on cassette and limited edition MiniDisc on November 13th, 2015. Two tracks from the EP, And We Will Dance and Holy Barnacles were released as a double A-side 7" limited edition clear vinyl with hand drawn labels on June 8th, 2016.

All sessions have been synced to Splice.com for future remixes or collaborations, if you'd like to remix one of the tracks on this EP, please get in touch with Ramisco (ramisco@ramiscomakimaki.com).

And We Will Dance

this world (this world) will die (will die)

for sure (for sure)

it’s nigh

but we are not afraid

our hearts (our hearts)

will swell (will swell)

we’ll live (we’ll live)

to tell the story of this day

we will fight

we will survive

we’ll build again

we will fight

we will survive

we’ll build again

and we will dance

and we will sing

and for as long as we’re alive

we're gonna give it everything

coz we’ve got love

and we got life

and there’s nothing in this universe

that can tear that love apart

(hmm mmm oh don’t you get so dark

girl turn on yo light)

Holy Barnacles

there’s darkness on my mind it’s getting darker all the time

it’s got me thinking things that I don’t want to think

it’s got me drinking things that I don’t want to drink

it’s not my fault

it’s not my fault

I hear voices in my mind

more voices all the time

they got me doing things that I don’t want to do

they got me saying things that I don’t I don’t want to say

it’s not my fault

it’s not my fault

and when I lose control

when I lose control

I don’t really think that I want it back

coz I don’t want to know what I've become

or what I might have done

For A While, At Least

the night becomes the dark becomes

the monsters that I see

I don’t want to be alone

the creatures

from my mind become

as real as you or me

I just want to get away

close my eyes

and I’m free

for a while, at least

hibernating

from reality

the night becomes

the dark becomes

the monsters that I see

I don’t want to be alone

the creatures

from my mind become

as real as you or me

I just want to get away

close my eyes

and I’m free

for a while, at least

hibernating

from reality

but time

ticks on

and pretty soon

your life will all be gone

just dust

floating about

this galaxy

the night becomes

the dark becomes

the monsters that I see

I don’t want to be alone

the creatures

from my mind become

as real as you or me

I just want to get away

close my eyes

and I’m free

for a while, at least

hibernating

from reality

The Four Five Six

it’s the same, it’s the same again nothing change nothing change nothing changes

ma ma ma ma ma ma ma mah mah mah mah

let’s all hit the four five six

four for the sunshine in your life

five for the sentimental type

six for the words you won't let out

ain’t nothing but an absentee

it’s the same, it’s the same again

nothing change nothing change nothing changes

ma ma ma ma ma ma ma mah mah mah mah

let’s all hit the four five six yeah

Equipment Used in the Making of Possessed by the Gods of Cowbell Oblongata

  • System: Apple iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OSX Yosemite 10.10.4, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3.
  • Audio Interface: M-Audio ProjectMix I/O.
  • Software: Ableton Live 8, DSP Quattro, Pixelmator (for artwork), Snapseed (for artwork).
  • Controllers: Novation Launchpad, Novation Nocturn, Arturia MiniLab, Arturia Beatstep, Korg NanoKontrol2.
  • Microphones: Rode NT1-A : AKG Perception 120
  • Instruments: Fender Robert Schmidt Plectrum Banjo, Fender 400 Pedal Steel Guitar, 1940s Banjo-uke, Yamaha F-310 (aka The Acoustoblaster), Schecter Banshee (Diamond Series), Ibanez Soundgear Bass, Hohner Bluesband Harmonica, Hohner Melodica Student 32, Toy Drum Kit.
  • Accessories: GHS Americana Series Strings, D'Addario #YearOfTheCapo, Glass Bottleneck.
  • Audio Plugins: iZotope Ozone 5, iZotope Alloy 2, iZotope Nectar Elements, Nomad Factory Magnetic II, IK Multimedia Amplitube, IK Multimedia Philharmonik, IK Multimedia Sampletron, IK Multimedia CSR Plate, IK Multimedia CSR Room, IK Multimedia Sampletank, IK Multimedia SampleMoog, Voxengo Voxformer, Voxengo Crunchessor, Voxengo Warmifier, Ohmforce Predatohm, Arturia AnalogLab, YMCK magical8bitPlug, bx_opto Pedal, Native Instruments Battery 3, Klevgrand SquashIt, Klevgrand Svep, Plug and Mix PM-Analoger, Audio Damage DubStation, Audio Damage Ratshack Reverb 2, Waves Maserati VX1 Stereo, Waves CLA Vocals, Antares DUO, D16 Group Decimort, Applied Acoustics Systems AAS Player, Boz Digital Labs Mongoose, Sinevibes Multitude.