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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Lanu is better known as Lance Ferguson, bandleader of Australian funk group the Bamboos. On his second solo album, he creates a pleasing and often quirky pastiche of sounds and beats that sometimes sounds like a sort of Latin big beat (the wonderful "Beautiful Trash") and at others, like a slightly off-kilter but attractively tuneful jangle-pop ("Fall," "Hold Me Down"). His sound is mostly pretty organic, but there are moments when a weird glitchiness invades the soundfield (generally for the better), and others when a celesta or a glockenspiel or a marimba saunters in to add another unusual facet to the album's already crazily variegated texture. What's interesting is ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Lanu is better known as Lance Ferguson, bandleader of Australian funk group the Bamboos. On his second solo album, he creates a pleasing and often quirky pastiche of sounds and beats that sometimes sounds like a sort of Latin big beat (the wonderful "Beautiful Trash") and at others, like a slightly off-kilter but attractively tuneful jangle-pop ("Fall," "Hold Me Down"). His sound is mostly pretty organic, but there are moments when a weird glitchiness invades the soundfield (generally for the better), and others when a celesta or a glockenspiel or a marimba saunters in to add another unusual facet to the album's already crazily variegated texture. What's interesting is Ferguson's ability to incorporate all of these different elements (which also include a string section, Hawaiian-style slide guitar, and several appearances by the fine singer Megan Washington) without ever letting the music sound crowded or dense; there's an essential lightness to even the funkiest and most heavily arranged tracks, and at his best ("Beautiful Trash," "Roosevelt Blues," "Portrait in 50hz," "Hold Me Down") the effect can be close to transcendent. When not as his best (as on the turgidly jazzy "Jean Paul" and an inexplicable French-language cover version of Roxy Music's "More Than This") he's still pretty interesting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2011
  • Label: Tru Thoughts
  • EAN: 5060205151223
  • Catalog Number: 51512
  • Sales rank: 339,029

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beautiful Trash - Megan Washington (3:26)
  2. 2 Hold Me Down - Megan Washington (4:14)
  3. 3 Der Hotel Blume (4:05)
  4. 4 Wire - Megan Washington (3:49)
  5. 5 Portrait In 50hz (3:57)
  6. 6 Fall - Megan Washington (4:05)
  7. 7 1988 (4:07)
  8. 8 The Coral Route (4:34)
  9. 9 Roosevelt Blues - Megan Washington (3:44)
  10. 10 Her 12 Faces (2:12)
  11. 11 Jean Paul (2:44)
  12. 12 More Than This (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lanu Primary Artist
Garreth Costigan Steel Guitar
Megan Washington Vocals
John Castle Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Tambourine, Hand Clapping, Shaker
Jennifer Mills Cello
Lance Ferguson Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Hand Clapping
Daniel Farrugia Drums
Natasha Conrau Violin
Kumar Shome Sitar
Ced Le Meledo Vocals
Alexandra Jensen Vocals
Simon Mavin Piano, fender rhodes
Technical Credits
Robert Luis Management
M. Washington Composer
Ross Irwin String Arrangements
John Castle Engineer, Mastering, Additional Production, Whistle
B. Ferry Composer
Lance Ferguson Programming, Producer
L. Ferguson Composer
Kano 172 Illustrations
Paul Jones Management
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