The Fourth Wall



OXES (1998-2011), was an experimental, instrumental trio hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, comprising of guitarists Marc Miller and Nat Fowler, and drummer Christopher Freeland.

With performance-art tinged of instrumentals that incorporated wireless guitars and stand-up comedy, their music has been described as “heavy metal tone poems,” or “ZZ Top from far away and jazz up close.”

The Fourth Wall is an expanded edition of OXES’ 2000 self-titled album packaged with their long-shelved first Peel Session, presented for the first time in its original high fidelity.

It is the first in our Expanded Reissues series, which reissues albums with bonus materials remastered with the highest quality possible and includes unpublished documents.

— Both discs have been meticulously remastered to maximize the group’s heaviness sans bass guitar by mastering engineer and friend Sarah Register in NYC.

— Lacquers were cut by Anne Taegert at Dubplates in Berlin.

CS003 —— Aluminum pack, front
CS003 —— Aluminum pack, back


Notes —— Please read carefully before placing your order.

I 2LP orders come with immediate download in MP3 (320kbps) or Lossless M4A format packaged in a ZIP file — Both folders include alternate digital covers and the 12-page digital booklet in PDF format. Just check the box in the shopping cart to receive your download link after purchase.

— 2LP + Digital


— Lossless M4A


— MP3 (320kbps)


CS003 —— Front cover
CS003 —— Back cover


The Fourth Wall is available on 2LP with all sides running at 33 rpm, inside a superb 6mm spine gatefold cover with matte finish featuring paintings by Christopher Freeland.

It includes a 12-page booklet featuring never-before-seen photos and texts about the band’s history.

The entire package is housed in a futuristic looking heat-sealed aluminum foil bag, courtesy of Computer Students™.

The Fourth Wall is also available in Lossless M4A and MP3 (320kbps) formats.

CS003 —— Inner gatefold
CS003 —— Booklet


Release Type

Expanded Reissue


2LP — M4A — MP3

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Release Date

November 27, 2020


Side A — 17:29:67

Dear Spirit, I’m In France
I’m From Hell, Open A Windle
Panda Strong

Side B — 20:54:27

Your Street Vs. Wall Street
Horses Are OK
And Giraffes, Natural Enemies
Riki Creem Calls This One “Chivas Regal”

Side C — 21:15:39

Boss Kitty
Half, Half & Half
Panda Strong Part 1
Panda Strong Part 2

Side D — 19:12:55

And Giraffes, Natural Enemies
Dear Spirit, I’m In France
I’m From Hell, Open A Windle

Total Time



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Structural Notes

— Sides A and B contain a refreshed version of OXES, originally released in 2000 by Monitor Records. It was recorded at the UMBC Fine Arts Building, Room 508 in 1999 by Professor Mike Cerri (a.k.a. Riki Creem), with assistance from the band and Sam Wiley.

— Side C and D contain the first Peel Session of the band. It was recorded at Maida Vale Studio 4 at BBC London, engineered by George Thomas and produced by Simon Askew. Released by arrangement with BBC Studios. Ⓟ 2020 BBC.

CS003 —— Side A
CS003 —— Side B
CS003 —— Side C
CS003 —— Side D


— Side A

— Side B

— Side C

— Side D

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