Horse Tricks

Horse Tricks

by Mark de Gli Antoni
     
 
The solo debut from pop group Soul Coughing's keyboard sampler Mark De Gli Antoni marks a return to the talented musician's roots as an experimental electronic composer. His distinct use of simple melodies and exotic samples over inventive rhythm tracks reveals his strong songwriting role in Soul Coughing, as several of the tracks on his solo album sound like outtakes

Overview

The solo debut from pop group Soul Coughing's keyboard sampler Mark De Gli Antoni marks a return to the talented musician's roots as an experimental electronic composer. His distinct use of simple melodies and exotic samples over inventive rhythm tracks reveals his strong songwriting role in Soul Coughing, as several of the tracks on his solo album sound like outtakes from that band's most electronically inclined release, El Oso. His employment of fellow Coughers Yuval Gabay on drums, and bassist Sebastian Steinberg on many of the tracks only exacerbates the similarity, although De Gli Antoni does not conform to the pop conventions that limit his work with Soul Coughing. Other tracks, however, are purely experimental, with highly manipulated sounds and voices that bear resemblance to the musique concrète tradition and current electronic composers like David Shea and Ikue Mori. Despite some unfortunate song titles like "Jigaboo" and "Me Goddess Tu Goddess," Horse Tricks is a solid effort from an interesting composer, appropriately released on John Zorn's Tzadik label. On "They Wave," guest Elliott Smith's voice and piano are manipulated to the point of non-recognition until the very end of the track. There are some interesting vocals by Alan and Mimi Sparhawk and Joe Bini, and the considerable talents of Steinberg and Gabay make for an ultimately satisfying electronic music release.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/1999
Label:
Tzadik
UPC:
0702397704225
catalogNumber:
7042

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark de Gli Antoni   Primary Artist
Anthony Coleman   Keyboards
Sebastian Steinberg   Bass
M. Doughty   Keyboards
Elliott Smith   Piano,Vocals
Alan Sparhawk   Vocals
Bini Joe   Vocals
Ayuval Gabay   Drums
Mimi Sparhawk   Vocals

Technical Credits

Anthony Coleman   Contributor
Tchad Blake   Engineer
Patrick Dillett   Engineer
Sebastian Steinberg   Contributor
John Zorn   Executive Producer
Mark de Gli Antoni   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
M. Doughty   Contributor
Bill Emmons   Engineer
Elliott Smith   Contributor
Alan Sparhawk   Contributor
Mimi Sparhawk   Contributor

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