Monday, May 26, 2008

May 26, 2008: Album of the Day Vol. 004: Kayo Dot - 2008 - Blue Lambency Downward



"Multi-instrumentalists Toby Driver and Mia Matsumiya lull you into a dream state with a small cavalcade of instrumentation, plying an almost noir sensibility at once moody and contemplative, bristling and demure. An unclassifiable masterpiece."

Tracklisting:

1. Blue Lambency Downward
2. Clelia Walking
3. Right Hand is the One I Want
4. The Sow Submits
5. The Awkward Wind Wheel
6. The Useless Ladder
7. Symmetrical Arizona

Musicians Present on This Recording:

Toby Driver - acoustic, electric, 12-string, baritone, and bass guitars, soprano clarinet, voice, piano, organ, gamelan instruments, analog synth, laptop mellotron
Mia Matsumiya - violin, voice

w/ guests:

Charlie Zeleny (Behold... the Arctopus) - drumset
Skerik - tenor and baritone sax, vibraphone
Hans Teuber - soprano and bass clarinets, alto sax, flute
Dave Abramson (Diminished Men) - gamelan instruments & additional percussion
B.R.A.D. (ASVA, Master Musicians of Bukkake)- additional vocals
Randall Dunn - sound effects and synth design

Listen to the entire album streamed for free here

Kayo Dot Live @ Hot Mama's in Austin, TX during SXSW 2008



Kayo Dot performing "The Uselss Ladder" at Monkey Town, 3/18/08. Featuring original video projections by Yuko Sueta.

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