Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Underground legend Pahl is all over the map on this, one of his few releases. It's part improv, with guests such as guitarist Eugene Chadbourne and reedist Luc Houtkamp. It's part acid-folk in the Holy Modal Rounders mode,... more »
Underground legend Pahl is all over the map on this, one of his few releases. It's part improv, with guests such as guitarist Eugene Chadbourne and reedist Luc Houtkamp. It's part acid-folk in the Holy Modal Rounders mode, including the beautiful "Emotional Thumb." It's part comedy ("These Lips", a Tom Waits parody that goes on so long that that becomes the point). There's even appearance piece based with David "Duplex Planet" Greenberger, from his play 1001 Real Apes, which tips the scales of this disc against authenticity and into archness. No matter, Pahl's an American original. --D. Strauss
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Aaron Orear | Toronto, ON Canada | 11/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the enigmatic and driving Wisconsin to the charmingly morbid Lorene to the calming yet confusing 1001 Real Apes, this album simply grabs me. Pahl has a unique voice and style, and when he's In Cahoots with such a variety of artists the result is an album that covers a wide range of sounds and themes. With any collection this eclectic there's bound to be a track or two you don't care for, but I promise that for the one or two you don't like there will be four or five you absolutely love and half a dozen that fascinate you."
C. J. Stern | 11/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I happen to think that all tracks are noteable and that for "Emotional Thumbs" alone the cd is worth every cent and ever more stars than five.
These are two sterling cds but you ought to have "We Who Live on Land" by Frank and The Scavenger Quartet to round out your collection. It, too, is a stunner."