"Apocalypse" is the latest entry in the resurgence of Chicago songwriter Bill Callahan, who formerly recorded bizarre ruminations under the name Smog. Callahan's newer albums under his own name aren't as tough to parse sonically, but they're still a trip. Each one is like an easygoing car ride with a weird uncle instead of a traumatizing weekend with that same uncle in his wilder years.

"Apocalypse" is the latest entry in the resurgence of Chicago songwriter Bill Callahan, who formerly recorded bizarre ruminations under the name Smog. Callahan's newer albums under his own name aren't as tough to parse sonically, but they're still a trip. Each one is like an easygoing car ride with a weird uncle instead of a traumatizing weekend with that same uncle in his wilder years.

Hidden Ritual opens Thursday's Wexner Center show.