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Black Foliage: Volume one

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 16, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cloud Recordings
  • ASIN: B00008LO98
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,302 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Hardly anybody does psychedelic space-rock the way the Olivia Tremor Control do -- and their second album "Black Foliage: Animation Music" is no exception. It sounds like the soundtrack to an acid party on Mars, with their elaborate tapestry of electronica, tape tinkering, and jazzy psychedelic pop. It's one of those rare albums that cannot be compared to anything else, only to itself.

It opens with.... well, "Opener," a wavery 25-second intro that slips into the sputtering Beatles-esque "A Peculiar Noise Called "Train Director" and the sweeping sweet grandeur of "Hideaway." Other songs strike different notes: "A Sleepy Company" sounds like a brass band getting drunk, while "I Have Been Floated" is a solemn little pop song with ghostly sound effects. "Another Set Of Bees In The Museum" is a fun little song that is blurred over by fuzz.

But the Olivia Tremor Control doesn't stick strictly to their own brand of psychedelic pop. They also dabble in experimental songs, such as brief interludes all called "Combinations," which appear to be tapes being messed around with -- the results are odd computerized vocals and random blips. "Black Foliage Animation 1" is a solid little tune that descends into bubbling, computerized chaos, and then gives up to the chaos completely. And the climax is "The Bark and Below It," an eleven-and-a-half-minute epic that starts on a soft little melody that is swamped by sonic thunder, only to reemerge among clangs, bells, electronic burps, a slurred keyboard melody, a xylophone, and what sounds like a heartbeat.

Listening to all of "Black Foliage: Animation Music" is a bit like a pleasant hallucination, especially if you listen to several of their odder songs in a row.
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By J. Anzalone on October 4, 2006
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Really enjoyable psychadelic record that is even more enjoyable if you can appreciate the sound collage. I can't do the long piece, The Bark and Below It, but the experiments are interesting and interwoven. You really probably won't "get" them until you've heard them quite a bit, but the album itself is enjoyable, and it is rewarding when the collage becomes cohesive after you've spent time listening to and enjoying the music.

The album flows differently than Cubist Castle, but the individual songs are stronger. Grass Canons is a haunting standout track.
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Long awaited reissue of The Olivia Tremor Control's ambitious, highly influential second album from 1999. 74-minutes of perfect symphonic pop songs in an elaborate tapestry of tape manipulation, free jazz, and electronics. Includes detailed liner notes, and a 12-page full-color booklet featuring the beautiful artwork of singer W. Cullen Hart.
W.Cullen Hart - vocals, guitar, electronics
Bill Doss - vocals, guitar
Peter Erchick - vocals, piano, organ
John Fernandes - bass, saxophone, clarinet, violin
Eric Harris - drums, theramin
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Julian Koster - banjo, saw, accordion
Jeff Mangum - vocals, melodica, percussion
Robert Schneider - vocals, guitar
Jeremy Barnes - percussion
Recorded 1995-1998 in Athens, Georgia.
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