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Format: CD
Sku: 64012242
UPC: 666917003420
UPC 14: 00666917003420
Release Date: 10/4/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Dead People ~ Climax Golden Twins
2. Upright ~ Climax Golden Twins
3. Every Word In The Bible ~ Climax Golden Twins
4. Billy McGee McGaw ~ Climax Golden Twins
5. Little Noreen ~ Climax Golden Twins
6. Solid Gold Microphone ~ Climax Golden Twins
7. Awful Hungry ~ Climax Golden Twins
8. Imperial Household Orchestra ~ Climax Golden Twins
9. Get Fat ~ Climax Golden Twins
10. I'm A Comin' Lord, I'm A Comin' ~ Climax Golden Twins
11. For Adeline (Guitar Trio) ~ Climax Golden Twins
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Climax Golden Twins.
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Richard Bishop .
Muze PNote Climax Golden Twins' fifth opus is nothing short of award-worthy (if awards still meant something, that is). Its languid melodies linger on between your ears long after the disc has stopped spinning, haunting your dreams in vague recollections, just like the voices salvaged from crackly 78-rpm records imbue the music with recollections of vague times. As mysterious as ever, the Climax Golden Twins delivered Highly Bred and Sweetly Tempered without an iota of information, except for a set of track titles (leaving out one track!). If the musicians might prove difficult to identify, the instrumentation is in plain view: acoustic guitars, piano, double bass, a lean drum set, some light electronics, lots of field recordings, and those old private 78-rpm records: family conversations, private music, documents for loved ones to remember you by. And to some extent, the CGT's music is so free of poise and so intimate that it seems to exist for the same reasons as those slabs of shellac, which does not mean that the music is unassuming or poorly recorded -- on the contrary. The Climax Golden Twins have a very precise grasp of their music, which has developed into a highly personal form of avant-gardist Americana-inspired post-folk. In some places, one thinks of the hurting sweetness of Low or the poignant arrangements of Christian Kiefer (especially in "Solid Gold Microphone," where the similarities in the songwriting get downright suspicious). Simple instrumentals like "Dead People," "Billy McGee McGaw," and "Awful Hungry" are subtly made larger than life with daring experiments (like a track of under-the-bridge guitar playing, backward sounds, soft noise, etc.). Nothing here is overdone, everything remaining respectful of the melodies and of the listening curve of the album. Clocking in at 38 minutes, Highly Bred and Sweetly Tempered feels too short after a first listen, but a couple more show how cleverly right this duration is. Highly recommended. ~ Fran?ois Couture

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/04/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : NEI 34
Music Label Name Label : North East Indie
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00666917003420

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Climax Golden Twins
Product attributeLabel:   Allegro Corporation
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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