Theo emerged from New York's experimental music scene as a founding member of Hall of Fame and later as a recording and touring member of Portland-based sound provocateurs JOMF. He has transformed a batch of fantastic and well-structured songs, with inventive orchestration and accomplished playing. Written and recorded in Portland, at the Rare Book Room (Brooklyn, NY) and Sumsilobatem Studios (Degenfeld, Germany) Dearly Beloved references a diverse array of sounds: The dark folk of Michael Gira's Angels of Light; the surreal and gothic lyrical inventions of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; and Syd Barrett's more ambling work, where lyrical and musical lines veer and coast along without a clear destination. 10 tracks. Amish Records. 2008.