Harpooner

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
As heard on his fourth album, Harpooner, Paul Brill isn't so much a singer/songwriter as a composer, and not so much a composer as a sound collagist. He constructs his musical tracks from snatches of conventional instruments -- piano, bass, oboe, English horn, cello, trumpet -- larded with, as a credit for Joe Bonadio puts it, "percussion, all things beaten and broken." It all sounds like a bunch of kitchen utensils, a couple of alarm clocks, and a music box slowly tumbling down a flight of stairs. To this, Brill adds his voice, singing in a register above his natural one and occasionally breaking into falsetto, phrasing lazily in sing-song melodies as if he were just ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
As heard on his fourth album, Harpooner, Paul Brill isn't so much a singer/songwriter as a composer, and not so much a composer as a sound collagist. He constructs his musical tracks from snatches of conventional instruments -- piano, bass, oboe, English horn, cello, trumpet -- larded with, as a credit for Joe Bonadio puts it, "percussion, all things beaten and broken." It all sounds like a bunch of kitchen utensils, a couple of alarm clocks, and a music box slowly tumbling down a flight of stairs. To this, Brill adds his voice, singing in a register above his natural one and occasionally breaking into falsetto, phrasing lazily in sing-song melodies as if he were just waking up from a nap. The songs lurch along to ramshackle rhythms as Brill mutters his vague, navel-gazing lyrics, until they stumble to their ends, only to be followed by more of the same.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2006
  • Label: Scarlet Shame Record
  • UPC: 837101218986
  • Catalog Number: 898

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Consanguine (5:03)
  2. 2 Paris Is On (3:18)
  3. 3 I Take It Back (3:34)
  4. 4 Harpooner (4:28)
  5. 5 All You'll Want (4:18)
  6. 6 That's the Way (5:55)
  7. 7 Don't Tell Them (3:20)
  8. 8 Summer Cold (3:01)
  9. 9 And So to Sleep... (5:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Brill Primary Artist
Joe Bonadio Percussion
Nancy Hess Bass, Wood Block
Harvey Jones Sounds
Tony Levin Bass
Catherine Bent Cello
Matt Ray Piano
Andy Cotton Double Bass
Oscar Stivala Trumpet
Shayne Blue Vocals
Katie Scheele English Horn, Oboe
Technical Credits
Harvey Jones Programming
Joe Lambert Mastering
John Vanderslice Contributor
Andrew Bird Contributor
Pablito "Dronkit Master" Composer
Paul Brill Composer
Kelley King Art Direction
Adam Haggar Engineer
Jessica Kesselman Prints
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