Antifogmatic (Deluxe Edition) CD (2010)

Artist: Punch Brothers

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Nonesuch Records
SKU 215769005
UPC 075597979350
UPC 14 00075597979350
Format CD
Release Date 6/15/2010
Links
Author Punch Brothers
Compilation Appearance T Bone Burnett Presents:speaking Cloc
Compilation Appearance Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond
Compilation Appearance Holidays Rule
Compilation Appearance Inside Llewyn Davis (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Another Day Another Time:celebrating
Technical Info
Engineer Greg Koller; Jon Brion
Producer Michael Bohlmann; Jon Brion
CatalogID 24056
Lable Name Nonesuch (USA)
Released 06/15/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Length 64m : 59s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075597979350
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Chris Eldridge (vocals, guitar); Noam Pikelny (vocals, banjo); Chris Thile (vocals, mandolin); Gabe Witcher (vocals, fiddle); Paul Kowert (vocals).
Audio Mixers: Gabe Witcher; Greg Koller; Jon Brion.
Director: Mark Meatto.
Editors: Eric Cadieux; Mark Meatto.
Illustrator: Brett Ryder.
Photographer: C. Taylor Crothers.
Arranger: Punch Brothers.
Mandolin player and singer Chris Thile's band Punch Brothers may have a standard bluegrass lineup also including a guitar, banjo, fiddle, and bass, but if their music fits into the bluegrass category at all, it's only because of that instrumentation. On their debut, Punch, and this follow-up, Antifogmatic (said to be a word referring to a 19th century alcoholic drink thought to be a cure for bad weather), Punch Brothers play in a style beyond the "contemporary bluegrass" or even "newgrass" tags; "progressive bluegrass" (as in "progressive rock") might be closer to the mark, or even "avant-garde bluegrass." On Punch, Thile introduced a four-part, 40-minute suite called "Blind Leading the Blind." If nothing on Antifogmatic is quite that ambitious, nevertheless in track after track Thile leads the band through labyrinthine arrangements that shift tempos and instrument groupings, over which he sings abstract lyrics in a slightly disembodied high tenor voice. It all has the quality of a dream or, on the cosmically comic "Next to the Trash," of novelty music. By the end, in "This Is the Song (Good Luck)," Thile is acknowledging current economic challenges in a way that recalls the Depression Era origins of bluegrass, as he sings, "These are tough times, but we'll get by." It's an unusually down-to-earth sentiment after an album full of music and words that have seemed up in the clouds (or lost in the fog). ~ William Ruhlmann
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.36) - "[C]losing song 'This Is the Song (Good Luck)' combines gentle harmonies with Thile's uplifting lyrics, proving that the group has heart as well as punch."
Disc 1
1 You Are,Friend or No More?
2 Don't Need No,When In Doubt
3 Alex,Two Hearted
4 Rye Whiskey,Curtigh
5 Me and Us
6 Missy
7 Woman and the Bell, The
8 Next To the Trash
9 Welcome Home
10 This is the Song (Good Luck)
Disc 2
1 You Are,Friend or No More?
2 Don't Need No,When In Doubt
3 Alex,Two Hearted
4 Rye Whiskey,Curtigh
5 Me and Us
6 Missy
7 Woman and the Bell, The
8 Next To the Trash
9 Welcome Home
10 This is the Song (Good Luck)
Product Attributes
Artist Punch Brothers
Label Nonesuch Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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