Head Foot The Pink Axe CD (2006)

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Product Overview


Label Allegro Corporation
SKU 202926441
UPC 656605836720
UPC 14 00656605836720
Format CD
Release Date 9/12/2006
Author Stationary Odyssey
Technical Info
Engineer Aaron Tanner; Brett Siler; Dave Melkonian
Producer Aaron Tanner; Brett Siler
CatalogID 12
Lable Name Joyful Noise (Indie Rock)
Released 09/12/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 25m : 24s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00656605836720
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Dave Melkonian (guitar, synthesizer, drums); Brett Siler (guitar, synthesizer, percussion, drum programming); Jesse Gallamore (guitar); Damon A. Dawson (synthesizer, vibraphone, kalimba); Shawn Knight (synthesizer, drums); Luke Bickers (drums); Aaron Tanner (kalimba, drum programming, sampler).
Recording information: Autonomous Harmonics; BooshKid Studios; Parts Unknown; Parts Unkown.
Photographer: Christine Edwards.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Aaron Tanner; Brett Siler.
The post-indie rock of Stationary Odyssey falls somewhere along the spectrum between the more prog rock tendencies of Tortoise and the more fuzzed-up, moody guitar attacks of Mogwai. Head! Foot! And the Pink Axe is packed with instrumental guitar excursions that seem to be in a constant battle between heart-muscle and cerebellum, between emotional melody and excursionist math rock. In the opener, "Me and You and Gummi Bears," the Indiana group drops beautiful, harmonic-tinged guitar lines like nobody's business, and in "Lost, Lonely and Vicious" the guitars clatter dramatically along while pretty vibraphone plunks dot the landscape. But then "Terror on the Hell Loop" crops up and mathematically wheels along in a way that only folks with King Crimson posters on their walls could truly love and appreciate. The quieter, jazzy "Skeletons" vacillates between melodic sense and atonality and seems, for once, to pull together the disparate tendencies of this group. But then the anomalous "Cosmic Eddie, Oceanographer" is a straight dive into beat-driven, experimental electronica. Schizophrenia aside, Head! Foot! And the Pink Axe is a compelling listen, and frankly it's hard to disguise the daring talent behind this album. ~ Erik Hage
Disc 1
1 Me and You and Gummi Bears
2 Lost, Lonely And Vicious
3 Nobody Does It Better
4 Cosmic Eddie, Oceanographer
5 Terror On The Hell Loop
6 Skeletons
7 Pink Axe, The
8 My Baby Is Black
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