Fantastic album filled with mesmerising tracks, sonic surprises and mixed styles with jazzy atonal melodies. So much detail has been put into the composing. Crazy quality & fun !
Favorite track: December Train.
I do enjoy this album as it has a nice blend of songs with the guest vocals tracks and the interesting instrumentals. As well as "Playground Martyrs" the stand out tracks for me are "Conversation Over" and the moving "December Train". A shame SJ didn't take on a few lead vocals himself though as I love his vocals on the Dolphin Brothers album. Looking forward to a follow up to this album now and I'd love to see another Dolphin Brothers album!!
Favorite track: Conversation Over.
Lovely surprise to find this on BC...oozes quality and invention...stellar list of guest vocalists all given highly interesting material to work with. The whole thing is a joy from beginning to end. Theo Travis shines.
No longer available from Samadhi Sound this is the last remaining stock of the original gatefold release with all original artwork by Samadhi Sound in house designer Chris Bigg which includes a full credit sheet. Art direction by David Sylvian with inside cover signed by Steve Jansen.
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Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Bonus items also included are downloadable liner notes (pdf) which is a replica of the CD insert. Videos used as back projections for live performance featuring the guest vocalists which include: Sleepyard, Cancelled Pieces, Sow The Salt, Playground Martyrs, Ballad Of A Deadman, and Playground Martyrs (Reprise).
The original release on the Samadhi Sound label 2007 featuring guest volcalists David Sylvian, Tim Elsenburg, Thomas Feiner, Anja Garabarek, Joan Wasser and Nina Kinert.
released January 23, 2016
produced, arranged, engineered and mixed by steve jansen at 'the nest', uk and samashisound studios, usa
all computer programming by steve jansen
tim elsenburg vocal, theo travis wind instruments and steve jansen piano recorded by steve d'agostino at the vestry, london, uk
nina kinert vocal recorded by love olzon in stockholm, sweden
anja garbarek vocal recorded by john mallison in oslo, norway
thomas feiner vocal, mandolin and samples recorded by thomas feiner at straysound studio, sweden
david sylvian vocal and guitar recorded by david sylvian at samadhisound studios, usa
joan wasser vocal and violin recorded by bryce goggin at trout recording, brooklyn, usa
tim elsenburg guitar and fender rhodes recorded by
tim elsenburg at 'blue sky falls', london, uk
bratislava movie orchestra recorded by ján machut & ladislav krajãoviã at slovak radio bratislava studio 5, bratislava, slovakia orchestra contracted by pavel ãíÏek
alberto tafuri piano recorded by alberto tafuri at residence in milan, italy
steve jansen recorded all other instruments and samples at 'the nest', london, uk
mastered by tony cousins at metropolis studios, london, uk
art direction: david sylvian
design: chris bigg
models and photography: dan mcpharlin