Crooked Fingers

Crooked Fingers

by Crooked FingersCrooked Fingers

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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For all the sounds, instruments, and musicians employed on Crooked Fingers, the sound of this collaboration by Archers of Loaf's Eric Bachmann and Brain Causey of Man or Astro-man? is curiously lo-fi; it's also astonishingly gorgeous in its orchestral minimalism. Guitar, looping cello, and eclectrochime guide the folky melodies. "New Drink for the Old Drunk" has a let's-raise-a-toast veneer but its sentiment is straight from the heart of darkness, as is "Man Who Died of Nothing at All." "Black Black Ocean" has a melody so finely crafted, it's for the ages. The writing seems effortless; it's easy to imagine the writer lived the words and heard the melodies swirling in his head to the point of madness. Though Bachmann's style has been compared to the dark hours of Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen, he also recalls a more deeply disturbed Tom Waits -- especially on the sick, twisted, and beautiful "Juliette" and "She Spread Her Legs and Flew Away" -- in no small part due to his 200-cigarettes croak.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2016
Label: Merge Records
UPC: 0673855056012
catalogNumber: 560
Rank: 61939


Disc 1

  1. Crowned in Chrome
  2. New Drink for the Old Drunk
  3. Pigeon Kicker
  4. Man Who Died of Nothing at All
  5. Broken Man
  6. Black Black Ocean
  7. Juliette
  8. She Spread Her Legs and Flew Away
  9. Under Sad Stars
  10. A Little Bleeding

Disc 2

  1. Our New Favorite
  2. Crowned in Chrome
  3. New Drink for the Old Drunk
  4. Pigeon Kicker
  5. Broken man
  6. Black Black Ocean
  7. A Little Bleeding
  8. Atchafalayan Death Waltz
  9. Red Devil Dawn

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