by Duncan SheikDuncan Sheik


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This philosophical follow-up to Duncan Sheik's 1996 star-making debut sprawls across similarly introspective terrain, yet veers more toward the pragmatic than the romantic. Musically, Humming has a more profound and resonant base, complemented by accentuated drums and various string elements. Orchestral pianos and flutes sweep throughout, especially on the London Session Orchestra-backed "Varying Degrees of Con-Artistry," while Sheik admonishes himself for buying into his own fame on the self-deprecating "Bite Your Tongue" and on the self-immolating "Nothing Special." Ultimately, it's the symphonic strength of conductor Simon Hale's arrangements and Sheik's own hauntingly moody expressions that lift this fine record to its sonic realization.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/1998
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678313820
catalogNumber: 83138
Rank: 171180

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duncan Sheik   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Harmonium,Vocals,Resonator
Rupert Hine   Piano,Harmonium,Background Vocals,Treated Piano
London Session Orchestra   Clarinet,Flute,Strings,Bass Strings
Trevor Morais   Bass Drums
Gerry Leonard   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Simon Hale   Conductor
Mark Plati   Bass
Jaron Lanier   Alto Flute
Juliet Prater   Percussion,Bodhran
Spooky Ghost   Guitar Loops
Matt Johnson   Drums
Jeff Allen   Bass,Acoustic Bass,6-string bass

Technical Credits

Gary Thomas   Engineer
Rupert Hine   Producer
John Gallen   Engineer
Richard Horowitz   Producer
Duncan Sheik   Producer
Gerry Leonard   Engineer
Simon Hale   Arranger
Mark Plati   Producer,Engineer
Ruadhri Cushnan   Engineer
Richard Bates   Art Direction
David Boucher   Engineer

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