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The follow-up to Half Mute was seen by most critics as the lesser of the two albums. But while the group does go over familiar territory, the results aren't bad. There is more of a leaning towards pop in tracks such as "Jinx" and the most excellent "Incubus (Blue Suit)" which, surprisingly, hasn't turned up on many new wave compilations; full of catchy synth lines by way of Vangelis/Kraftwerk, assaultive guitars, and "serious" lyrics, it's all here. Regrettably, the saxophone is mostly absent from this recording. Comparisons to Half Mute only point out what has been lost. (The sax does poke its nose in on the tail end of the epic title track.) A parody of "Holiday for Strings" ("Holiday for Plywood") ends the album. The CD reissue adds tracks from the earlier No Tears EP and rearranges the track order.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2005
Label: Crammed Disc Belgium
UPC: 0667344169024
catalogNumber: 102
Rank: 83941

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tuxedomoon   Primary Artist
Blaine L. Reininger   Guitar,Strings,Violin,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Vicki Aspinall   Violin
Steven Brown   Synthesizer,Percussion,Horn,Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals,electronic percussion
Peter Principle   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion
Robinson   Cello
Winston Tong   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Zahl   Percussion,Drums,electronic percussion
Ali Robinson   Cello

Technical Credits

Jamie Principle   Composer
Blaine L. Reininger   Composer,String Arrangements
Tuxedomoon   Producer
Mike Brown   Composer
Steven Brown   Composer
Gareth Jones   Producer,Engineer
Peter Principle   Composer
Winston Tong   Composer
Adrian Craig   Executive Producer
Bruce Geduldig   Filmmaker
Tommy Tadlock   Producer

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