Bombay Aloo

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All Music Guide - Kurt Morris
An endearing, likeable record of avant-garde pop music is a fitting debut for the Jagjaguwar label, considering where the label ended up going from there, what with a history of releasing records from similar personalities such as Jad Fair, Daniel Johnston, and the like. While many might dismiss the Curious Digit as just "silly noise" or some equally parental phrase of annoyance, the Virginia-based act actually does a good job of making some enjoyable, albeit unique, pop music. Utilizing distorted guitars, funky keyboards, clarinet, and other odds and ends, the ten songs on Bombay Aloo never seem to drag, and they only become more fun with each passing listen. Amazingly, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kurt Morris
An endearing, likeable record of avant-garde pop music is a fitting debut for the Jagjaguwar label, considering where the label ended up going from there, what with a history of releasing records from similar personalities such as Jad Fair, Daniel Johnston, and the like. While many might dismiss the Curious Digit as just "silly noise" or some equally parental phrase of annoyance, the Virginia-based act actually does a good job of making some enjoyable, albeit unique, pop music. Utilizing distorted guitars, funky keyboards, clarinet, and other odds and ends, the ten songs on Bombay Aloo never seem to drag, and they only become more fun with each passing listen. Amazingly, the melodies start to become more noticeable the more one listens, and the band's ability to utilize them subtly is quite noteworthy. Occasionally, the band gets going in their rhythm whether it be slow and dirge-like, or faster and upbeat and it may feel as though they're about ready to fall apart -- yet they never do. No doubt, they planned it like that all along.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1997
  • Label: Jagjaguwar
  • UPC: 656605200125
  • Catalog Number: 1
  • Sales rank: 313,204

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pilots on the Sun (6:16)
  2. 2 Eyesneck (0:56)
  3. 3 Question One (2:13)
  4. 4 Trailer Parks (2:34)
  5. 5 Sundowner Captain (3:46)
  6. 6 Lester Mountain Road (8:31)
  7. 7 Communication Dynamism (4:36)
  8. 8 Youngblood City (2:49)
  9. 9 Ollie Does Is Lie (1:59)
  10. 10 This Hotel (18:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Curious Digit Primary Artist
Ian Jones Hand Clapping
Jenny Loris Clarinet
Chuck Baldwin Hand Clapping
Jenny Loris Clarinet
Ian Jones Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Ian Jones Engineer
Paul Wilkinson Contributor
Jim Geisler Contributor
Robert Salsbury Mastering
Adam Busch Contributor
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