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We Can Build an Island
Charlemagne
We Can Build an Island
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Charlemagne is still very much Carl Johns. But since his last release (and SideCho debut), 2005 s Detour Allure, things have changed significantly in the musician s camp. No longer are albums pieced together in a Madison, ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Charlemagne
Title: We Can Build an Island
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sidecho Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 9/11/2007
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 712177103124

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Charlemagne is still very much Carl Johns. But since his last release (and SideCho debut), 2005 s Detour Allure, things have changed significantly in the musician s camp. No longer are albums pieced together in a Madison, WI-based home studio in between day jobs and life s obligations. And no longer is Charlemagne a revolving door of sidemen and artistic hands. He has since relocated to Brooklyn and has established a backing ensemble with his East
Coast-based bandmates Matt Ricchini and Michael Heinzer (also of Soft People). He has also reverted to his days of recording as a live unit (as he did in Noahjohn several years earlier), by imple-
menting the same techniques with Charlemagne s latest album, We Can Build An Island. This year s Charlemagne model finds Johns with a better sense of musical permanency. With the album
wrapped, Johns looks forward to the future with his new bandmates. I just wanted a consistent variable, he says. I liked the idea of playing with the same people over and over. Things are no longer
on a short-term ... It s time for us to tighten things up a little bit. With a melding of influences, including The Velvet Underground, The Queen, The Kinks and the Pixies, Charlemagne s latest effort finds the act squarely in the realm of dirty pop songs, tinged with a bit of folk and psychedelia proving that once again Johns is
here to stay.

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