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  • Audio CD (September 22, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: INTELLIGENT NOISE
  • ASIN: B002IW62KU
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,310 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Temple Pressure
2. Glowing Tree
3. Billiards
4. Cyberspace 2008
5. Lord of the Fly
6. Shabby Thermal
7. Corn for Cash
8. Ate
9. Mystery of the Yellow Room
Disc: 2
1. Clay Pigeon
2. Lizardmen
3. Tijuana
4. Quixotic
5. Gazette Pitch
6. Ovum

Editorial Reviews

"Alvin Band" is a testament of true, unadulterated stream-of-consciousness musical exploration, and twenty-one-year-old Southern-California-based Rick Alvin Schaier serves as its master. "Mantis Preying", the first "official" release by Alvin Band also includes a limited edition bonus 6-song EP from an earlier bedroom recording that has come to be known as "Lady Portrait". (Rick is also a member of Modern Art/Epic act Miniature Tigers it should be noted) For fans of Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Of Montreal, etc.

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By H on September 23, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Not even including the artwork on and inside the case, this album is a true work of art. The a capella Mantis Preying is catchy, different, and it smoothly moves between songs like one long piece. It's almost like Mozart's coronation masses, the way it flows together into an album. It's almost like Animal Collective or Of Montreal in overall tone, except it holds a more melodious tune and is significantly more cohesive.

The Lady Portrait EP is just a few songs from the album previously released by Alvin Band, but the quality of these songs is better than ever.

In short, Alvin Band just keeps getting better!
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By roflcoptermason on November 27, 2011
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I listened to Alvin Band online and it was wonderful. I wanted the CD to put into my collection, so I ordered this. It came fast and the art for the album is fantastic and the music is just so great. I recommend this to anyone!
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By P. Stout on March 17, 2011
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The two discs in this collection feature tracks that push the limits of melody and vocal harmony. It's an endless source of fun and amusement and pleasure. You've heard the sources of Alvin Band, but you've never heard anything quite like what he brings in these two brief recordings. Highly recommended!
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By jabel on June 28, 2010
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CD is AWESOME. I have been looking ofr a cd for a long time that is easy flowing song to song and it is fun! My little brother and sister enjoy it as well!
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