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All Music Guide - Stephen Cramer
Oakland, CA's the Jim Yoshii Pile Up returned in late 2002 with the follow-up to 2001's It's Winter Here. The year between releases included personnel changes and turmoil within the quintet. Yet the band's rich, textured sound remains, highlighted by Paul Gonzenbach's tender, understated tenor. Guitarist Sikwaya Condon was replaced by Noah Blumberg for the band's sophomore effort. The group's steady maturation is immediately evident on the opening two tracks, "In Focus" and "Distance." With shorter songs and fewer extended instrumentals, the band continued to tweak its sound, as it has since its inception in 1997. The drum-machine beats lead the way on the lush "Haunted ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cramer
Oakland, CA's the Jim Yoshii Pile Up returned in late 2002 with the follow-up to 2001's It's Winter Here. The year between releases included personnel changes and turmoil within the quintet. Yet the band's rich, textured sound remains, highlighted by Paul Gonzenbach's tender, understated tenor. Guitarist Sikwaya Condon was replaced by Noah Blumberg for the band's sophomore effort. The group's steady maturation is immediately evident on the opening two tracks, "In Focus" and "Distance." With shorter songs and fewer extended instrumentals, the band continued to tweak its sound, as it has since its inception in 1997. The drum-machine beats lead the way on the lush "Haunted Rooms" and "A Deep Deep Lake" shines on the strength of the song's graceful guitar fuzz. On "Double Negative," the band starts off rather low-key before building a frantic guitar attack near the song's end. The disc ends with the serene urgency of "Lines Drawn." The disc was recorded with Scott Solter at Tiny Telephone and Fifteenth Street studios from December 2001 until February 2002. Absolutely Kosher Records released the disc in October 2002.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/2002
  • Label: Absolutely Kosher
  • UPC: 653225002221
  • Catalog Number: 22
  • Sales rank: 169,827

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In Focus (4:38)
  2. 2 Distance (4:35)
  3. 3 Middle Harbor Road (4:21)
  4. 4 Reckless Driving (4:09)
  5. 5 Haunted Rooms (7:28)
  6. 6 A Deep Deep Lake (4:13)
  7. 7 Double Negative (3:53)
  8. 8 3+1 (7:36)
  9. 9 Lines Drawn (3:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up Primary Artist
Noah Blumberg Guitar
Ian Connelly Guitar
Ryan Craven Drums
Technical Credits
John Golden Mastering
Lyle Mays Composer
Ken Vandermark Composer
Scott Solter Engineer
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