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FAUN FABLES is made to explore human pathos amid an animate earth with musical & physical storytelling forms. It has been attracting a devoted and eclectic following since 1997 with numerous performances throughout North America, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland and four record releases distributed worldwide on Drag City Records: EARLY SONG, MOTHER TWILIGHT, FAMILY ALBUM and ... Read more in Amazon's Faun Fables Store

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  • Audio CD (May 16, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Drag City
  • ASIN: B000ETRBA4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,289 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The fourth album from DAWN McCARTHY under her FAUN FABLES moniker. Thirteen lovely tracks that draw from themes inspired by mass transit systems, and include contributions from NILS FRYKDAHL (SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM), Dawn's mother MICHELINA TYRIE, and her father WILL McCARTHY.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert Burns on May 17, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Five stars simply is not enough for this wonderful record. I had the great pleasure of seeing Faun Fables open for Rasputina here in Florida year before last when they performed at least two of the songs from this album. Their version of "The House Carpenter" puts a new spin on one of my favorite traditional folk songs."Taki Pejzaz" is another great song from Zygmunt Konieczny who's "Carousel With Madonnas" was on "Family Album".

"The Corwith Brothers" is great piece in the classic musical theatre vein.It would be tough to find a weak song on record.If you get the chance to see Faun Fables perform the "The Transit Rider" live,run (don't walk) to the box office for tickets.Faun Fables are spectacular live and this record is really something special.
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By goblin on December 22, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It sounded folkey and mysterious. Pretty good but nothing special. I really liked their interpretation of House Carpenter, an old Irish classic.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mianfei on July 23, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Although they are seldom recognised for it, Faun Fables can claims with some justification to have been the group that invented modern "freak folk" with their 2001 masterpiece Mother Twilight. On that album, they combined eccentric instrumentation (if not so unique as contemporaries Spires That in the Sunset Rise were to become), dramatic vocals, and lyrics that ranged from personal nightmares to religious.

It is unfortunate that on their 2006 soundtrack "The Transit Rider", Dawn McCarthy does not succeed in recapturing the brilliance of "Mother Twilight" or the stark, intense beauty of 1999's Early Song. In contrast to the fierce passion and mystery of such a song as "Catch Me" or "Mother Twilight", most of "Transit Rider" is really rather lacking in emotion and tends towards performance art. Often Dawn McCarthy shares vocal with collaborator Nils Frykdahl as if they were playing an opera - and though I have come to appreciate music classical music in modern times opera is something that still troubles me with its pomposity. On such pieces as "Corwith Brothers" and even worse on "In Speed", Frykdahl takes on the worst aspects of opera singing and takes away all the beauty and mystery that made earlier Faun Fables albums so wonderful. The way Frykdahl sings "let's speed up" is nothing like the basic message one would expect from a singer like McCarthy: such music as this is meant to counter the speedy urban lifestyle and trying to conform to it is totally destructive.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sara Kristjansdottir on June 26, 2007
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This is a very intense album but the music almost gets strangled in words but what can I say some of os want more music some of us want more words, it's a great album even though it's not my favorite I'm pretty sure that I'll buy all af the albums. Love the intensity.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By William Hagan on February 15, 2011
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Saw a favorable review in Mojo Magazine and took a chance after hearing some samples on Amazon...Expected the rebirth of the Incredible String band but this is not even close...A lot of senseless screeching and howling set to minimalist instrumentation that could best be described as nature's version of a garage band...Really tedious listening and by the time the record is half over you are thinking, can there actually be more??? Keep in mind that I think the Incredible String band is probably the most innovative band to ever pick up instruments...That being said, even they had some nerve racking moments, most memorable to these ears was on Hangman's Beautiful daughter....Nothing there could compare to the lows encountered on this record...In some cases, it is almost completely devoid of structure or melody...Very disappointing.....
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