Oak, False Memory Archive (Karisma, 2018).
Every once in a while, something so beautiful emerges that it shocks us to the very depths of our most private selves. It reminds us of the glory that can exist in this fallen world. It forces us to remember all the is good in ourselves, in our neighbors, and in our very human existence. C.S. Lewis once described such an awakening when reading Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. He said that the work hit him like lightning from a clear sky. Of course, Tolkien himself had read it out loud to Lewis, so he had the advantage. Maybe someday, I can get Oak to play False Memory Archive for me. I’m sure I’d be every bit as thrilled as Lewis was.
Somehow I missed Oak’s first release, two years ago. I’m sorry I did. Certainly my loss. Looking back now, I remember how fondly Bryan Morey and others wrote of it. Well, I won’t make that mistake again. No new Oak will go unobserved.