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Items in cart:. John ZORN. Naked City. Share this release! Promote this release! More info. Create a chart to increase sales of your releases and to boost your profile. Create chart. Share this image. Create a banner for this release. E-mail banner xpx. Facebook image xpx. That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.
We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. The staff really went out of their way to pull this off. The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!
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The beats aren't the same canned beats you hear on many releases, and occasionally there are live drums, sampled though they are. In fact, it is the use of samples of live instruments that make this release so compelling. Strings, guitar, piano, and percussion certainly sound better in this mix than synth lines and beeps and whistles.
I wish more artists in the genre would use this approach. Never mind the obligatory kids in the playground sound sample every band seems to want to use these days see gybe! It's like the first time someone smiled at you: you felt warm inside, and you just wanted it to happen again, but you knew from now on it would never be the same. Music that provokes this level of visceral response, if possible, is the only kind of music I would like to listen to. Failing that, I will be sure to have Four Tet around always.
This record affected me in a way I didn't expect. Hopefully it will have the same affect on you. You know what you have to do. Sand were the first to receive such treatment and now fellow Germanic collective Xhol pronounced 'soul', aka Soul Caravan and Xhol Caravan are next with two nicely recorded, previously unreleased live performances. Disc 1 is entitled "Freedom Opera" from and disc 2 is a Frankfurt WDR radio set from , both discs somewhat annoyingly indexed as one 57 minute track.
The tapestry of sound includes vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar, organ, saxophones, flute and drums. First and foremost Xhol are a rock and roll band with a soul center, but they also take in a number of other styles, and this is no exaggeration: psychedelic, freeform jazz and noise, rhythm and blues, progressive, '60s pop and rock and even a bit of funk.
But vocalist James Rhodes defines it best mid disc 1 simply as "black music". Long, meandering solos and instrumental excursions wander on and off the path of hippie bliss as Rhodes belts out the blues rather nicely or recites timely poetry. Loose covers of Vanilla Fudge's "Poems" and Donovan's "Season of the Witch" which was also covered by Vanilla Fudge are among the six originals on disc 1.
Disc 2 comes with no tracklisting and I think I know why. It seems to be one long, often spontaneous instrumental jam by just four members, for whatever reason - bass, tenor sax, organ and drums - it's just as good and at times reminiscent of recent live explorations I've witnessed by The Legendary Pink Dots. After hearing Xhol, for the first time might I add, I really have to wonder why I haven't seen their name mentioned before in the annals of late '60s rock.
As a special treat for c93, NWW and Christoph Heemann fans, a third limited edition disc entitled "Hot Buttered Xhol" showcases superb Xhol 'covers' by each, c93's "Memories" being particularly mesmerizing. The packaging is also fantastic with a 12 page insert, beautifully covered up by Stapleton, that contains an on-stage photo of the band, show posters and liner notes, all in German unfortunately save for Stapleton, Tibet and Heemann's virgin Xhol experiences.
Good job guys!
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