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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 14, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tomlab
  • ASIN: B0000CDL64
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #304,161 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It's hard to think how anyone could follow up such a strikingly unique release as Thought for Food, The Books first masterpiece. As with their songs, the Books seem to approach their album progression with a knack for mixing subtle and drastic evolutions to startling effect.

The most immediately noticeable difference in the Lemon of Pink is the greater use of vocal tracks; indeed, many tracks even feature singing! This departure from Thought for Food initially turned me off the album, I expecting more of the eerie hauntings of Thought for Food. The more I listened though, the more I was amazed at their ability to create synergy between eclectic sound samples and organic vocal tracks.

The result is what I believe to be a much more accessible album than Thought for Food. While Thought is more immediately striking with its ommissions of many elements considered indespinsible to a modern record, the Lemon of Pink actually pushes the envelope further with its synthesis of traditional and innovative sound. While Thought for Food was clearly a product of modern innovators, The Lemon of Pink seems pulled out of some past that never was, evoking in one feelings of odd familiarity and even nostalgia despite the fantastic newness of it all. The soothing vocals on the title track evoke a long lost lover or friend whispering of mysteries wrapped in the haze of time.

The Lemon of Pink could be compared to a piece of fine sculpture. A casual glance reveals a work of startling beauty, while a careful study yields countless intricate details and attentions that establish it as the work of a master. While some tracks may seem indulgent(bonanza, explanation mark), when considered as part of the whole their place and purpose becomes apparent.
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I know. I know exactly what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Second album. First album was amazing. Could be it was an unrepeatable task." It was, thankfully, mercifully, astonishingly, not. There's a vocalist, Anne Doerner, singing on several of the tracks (It's really okay, I promise. I wouldn't have believed it either until I heard it.), but more than anything this sophomore offering underscores the postulate offered on their last record: that they are, in fact, more than anything, a crazy American folk band. Yes, samples abound, alongside the concomitant banjo licks. And the flavor of electronica tingles a little more shockingly on the tongue. But this, my friends, is The Books second album as only The Books (as you imagined they just might be) could have made.
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I did not intend to buy this cd.
I merely walked into a record store and decided I'd take advantage of their cd players that they allow customers to use for previewing purposes. I had already bought a cd that day, and I was certainly not going to buy another so soon. I put the head phones on, and was instantly blown away under 20 seconds. Jaw dropped, eyes full open, scrambling to check the interior of my wallet.
2 minutes later I bought this cd.
This is an excellent CD. A complete classic.
Its probably not very accessable, but if you are a fan of Four tet, or Manitoba, you might find this a natural extension. I'm blown away.
Damn you record store!!!
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If you listen to this album a few times you will start to feel like it retells all of human history. The messages of the songs are beautifully articulated through soundbites and lyrics that give some of the most poignant and relevant advice I have ever heard. The swells and breaks in the music are so beautiful they make me want to cry. I really think this is some of the most revolutionary music out there today. Please find a way to listen to this album.
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A fun listen for anyone interested in unconventional sampling. The album is a cornucopia of acoustic-derived samples and cascading textures, marred (but only slightly) by an overabundance of tongue-in-cheek spoken snippets. A less self-conscious approach might not have resulted in such a joyous, surreal romp through popular culture and quasi-mysticism, though.

Any neo-folk revivalist type should own this -- as a reference, at least -- of what else they can play when they burn out on covering "Uncle Penn."
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This band blew my mind when I first listened to them. If you are looking for something new and exciting, and are kind of bored of whatever's coming out these days, give it a try. If you aren't into Avant-garde music, you might have to give it a few listens, but even then you will like it.
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The repetitive scrapbooking/collage of found sounds, sampling, and recorded phrases is very interesting and different than most song structures of other groups. Lost and Safe was my first exposure to The Books. I found Lost and Safe more satisfying musically than Lemon of Pink. If there is an underlying message or theme to TLOP I haven't discovered it yet. The artwork is nice.
There is a consistency of vibe to Lemon of pink. I saw a documentary about the songwriters home, lifestyle. That's what prompted me to buy more music. I'm still trying to make the connection. But there's some great talent at work here. Home life and family life seemed like good priorities to me. Interested to hear what kind of music comes out of that specific environment.
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