Desmond's Hip City

Desmond's Hip City

by Skydiggers
     
 

Album number five for Skydiggers (there is no "the" in their name), and they have never sounded so adventurous, creative, and angry. Trimmed down to a trio for this release, and back on an independent label, Skydiggers cover a number of subjects using sounds, words, and music to express their thoughts and concerns. "Maize" uses brilliantSee more details below

Overview

Album number five for Skydiggers (there is no "the" in their name), and they have never sounded so adventurous, creative, and angry. Trimmed down to a trio for this release, and back on an independent label, Skydiggers cover a number of subjects using sounds, words, and music to express their thoughts and concerns. "Maize" uses brilliant illustrations to entice the listener into a not-so-safe world, made even more unsettling by the music and production. Although these are some of the most catching melodies Skydiggers have ever written, it is not an easy listening experience. "November in Ontario" tells a tale of drowning; "Dear Henry" relates the story of a man and his demons (featuring the beautiful vocals of Sarah Harmer); "The Truth About Us" brings listeners up to date on atrocities of the 20th century. Overall, a very well-crafted album, with incredible melodies played faultlessly. The music ranges from folk to rock, which provides the listener with a variety of sounds. A highly recommended album, just not one that might be a hit at parties.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2004
Label:
Outside
UPC:
0621950003721
catalogNumber:
37
Rank:
287928

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Skydiggers   Primary Artist
Vince Jones   Keyboards,Guest Appearance
Anne Bourne   Cello,Guest Appearance
Jim Cuddy   Piano,Guest Appearance
Andy Maize   Vocals,Group Member
Lewis Melville   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar,Guest Appearance
Oliver Schroer   Violin,Guest Appearance
Sarah Harmer   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Joao Carvalho   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Paul MacLeod   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Multi Instruments
John Maize   Baritone Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Josh Finlayson   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Scott Garbe   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Gavin Brown   Drums
Ron Macey   Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Vince Jones   Producer,Engineer
Andy Maize   Producer
Brett Zilahi   Mastering
Josh Finlayson   Producer
Daryl Smith   Producer,Engineer
Phil Presnal   Live Sound
Chris Marks   Live Sound
Ron Macey   Producer,Art Direction

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