- Performer:Tin Hat
- Title:The Sad Machinery of Spring
- Style:Cabaret,European Folk,Modern Composition,Modern Creative,Chamber Jazz
- Date of release:January 30, 2007
- Recording location:7 West, New York, NY
- Size FLAC version1885 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1291 megabytes
- Size WMA version1677 megabytes
- Formats:TTA MP4 MP1 AU ADX APE
Published by: Ara Anderson Music (AA) Broca’s Fold (CK) Camp Watertown Music (MO) Eye of Night (ZP) NJAMIN music (BG). One-sided fold-out paper in plastic sleeve. Other Versions (2 of 2) View All. Cat.
Despite the departure of founder member Rob Burger, Tin Hat have produced possibly their deepest, most beguiling work with The Sad Machinery of Spring; their fifth album released in their ten years together. Violinist/vocalist and multi instrumentalist Carla Kihlstedt and guitarist/multi instrumentalist Mark Orton have added trumpeter Ara Anderson (of Tom Waits fame) and clarinettist Ben Goldberg to the mix, plus they’ve upgraded the extraordinary harpist Zeena Parkins to full-time status. The inspiration for this album is the work of Polish writer Bruno Schulz (1892-1942), whose dark, Kafka-esque surrealism makes a nice fit with Tin Hat's lush yet disturbing mix of Eastern European folk, 20th century classical and free improvisation. Titles like "The Secret Fluid of Dusk", "Dead Season" and "Black Thursday" give some idea of the mood.
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For its fifth album, the former Tin Hat Trio is minus one founding member, accordionist Rob Burger, but takes in three new musicians: harpist Zeena Parkins (who has recorded with the group before), clarinetist Ben Goldberg (who has recorded several jazz and klezmer albums under his own name) and t Ara Anderson, who contributes a number of horns and keyboards. to the mix and has played before with Tom Waits and others.
But Tin Hat's trick, on The Sad Machinery of Spring, as always, is to take unusual instrumental voices and write evocative, often melancholy songs for them. At best, it's the soundtrack of a Polish immigrant who fails to find the promised riches in the New World-and if that's too literal, or in any event anyway, it's beautifully played, evocative music.
1. Old World (3:19) 2. The Secret Fluid of Dusk (3:17) 3. Blind Paper Dragon (3:14) 4. Dionysus (3:45) 5. Daisy Bell (4:58) 6. Drawing Lessons (4:23) 7. The Book (2:31) 8. Dead Season (2:56) 9. Black Thursday (1:11) 10. The Tailor's Dummies (3:27) 11. Dionysus II (1:11) 12.
Bitrate (quality): 192256320. The Sad Machinery Of Spring (2007). The Rodeo Eroded (2002).
CreditsAra Anderson - Celeste, Composer, Horn (Baritone), Member of Attributed Artist, Piano, Pump Organ, Toy Piano, Trumpet
Jon Cohrs - Mastering
Mike Coykendall - Engineer
Harry Dacre - Composer
James Frazier - Engineer
Ben Goldberg - Clarinet, Clarinet (Alto), Contra-Alto Clarinet, Member of Attributed Artist
Marika Hughes - Cello, Composer
Carla Kihlstedt - Bass Harmonica, Bowed Vibes, Bul-bul, Celeste, Composer, Member of Attributed Artist, Piano, Producer, Tarang, Trumpet Violin, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Vocals, Voices
Mark Orton - Arranger, Autoharp, Banjo, Bass Harmonica, Composer, Dobro, Drums (Bass), Engineer, Guitar, Harmonica, Marxophone, Member of Attributed Artist, Mixing, Piano, Producer, Pump Organ
Zeena Parkins - Composer, Harp, Member of Attributed Artist
Erik Paulsrud - Photography
Tin Hat - Primary Artist
Tin Hat Trio - Primary Artist
Scott Weddle - Assistant Engineer
|1||Old World Ara Anderson||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||3:19|
|2||The Secret Fluid of Dusk Mark Orton||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||3:17|
|3||Blind Paper Dragon Carla Kihlstedt||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||3:14|
|4||Dionysus Ara Anderson / Mark Orton||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||3:45|
|5||Daisy Bell Harry Dacre / Marika Hughes / Carla Kihlstedt||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||4:58|
|6||Drawing Lessons||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||4:23|
|7||The Book Mark Orton||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||2:31|
|8||Dead Season Mark Orton||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||2:56|
|9||Black Thursday Zeena Parkins||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||1:11|
|10||The Tailor's Dummies Carla Kihlstedt||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||3:27|
|11||Dionysus, Pt. 2 Ara Anderson / Mark Orton||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||1:11|
|12||The Land of Perpetual Sleep Carla Kihlstedt||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||3:36|
|13||Janissary Band Carla Kihlstedt||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||3:34|
|14||The Comet Mark Orton||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||5:09|
|15||Intractable||Tin Hat feat: Tin Hat Trio||2:18|