Monday, November 30, 2009

Book Of Knots - Traineater

Label: Anti
Year: 2007

This record popped up on the ole Ipod (that's what she said) today, and after not hearing it for a good long while, I decided I rather like it. It's an interesting mish-mash of experimental rock, post-metal, and gothic psychosis. Kind of a Nick Cave meets Made Out Of Babies by way of Foetus...or something. 
There's quite a cast of characters as well, some you undoubtedly have represented in your own record collections, and some you may have never heard of. The core of the group is Carla Kihlstedt (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Charming Hostess, 2 Foot Yard), Joel Hamilton (JJ Paradise Players Club, Battle Of Mice, Glazed Baby), Mattias Bossi (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), and Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu, Battle Of Mice, The Scene Is Now, Red Krayola). The guests are; Tom Waits, Mike Watt, David Thomas (Komet Crew), Jon Langford (Flashheadz), Megan Reilly (P.G. Six), and Carla Bozulich (Ethyl Meatplow, Geraldine Fibbers), Zeena Parkins (Elliot Sharp), Kathleen Brennan (Tom in his wife and collaborator), Rick Moody (David Grubbs)and Aaron Lazar (Storm Of Light).
It's good alright?


cdb said...

I could've sworn that Camper Van Beethoven's Jonathen Segel was in this band, but apparently not. I just spent 10 minutes or so trying to figure out if he was or not, and if he wasn't, then what band I was thinking of that he was in. I have no idea.

Anonymous said...

Love this record.

And, if you have the first, self-tiled release by these people...

in the name of satan, upload the friggin' thing!

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