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Operation Infinite Joy
     

Operation Infinite Joy

by Martin
 
Martin Tielli's second solo album (and first album in his four-CD subscription series), Operation Infinite Joy is both more collaborative and electric than the acoustic We Didn't Even Suspect That He Was the Poppy Salesman. This time out, he's

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Martin Tielli's second solo album (and first album in his four-CD subscription series), Operation Infinite Joy is both more collaborative and electric than the acoustic We Didn't Even Suspect That He Was the Poppy Salesman. This time out, he's assembled not only a band, but a choir, too, composed of Toronto musicians that are mostly outside the circle of musicians who show up on Rheostatics albums. The result is that even though Tielli has the support of other musicians, the change of faces means a different dynamic; where Tielli's Rheos contributions would be tightly packed, here they're looser while still sounding distinctly like Tielli numbers. Though Rheostatics-esque tracks like "Merry Christmas, Sergeant Kraulis" and "Ship of Fire" are still very welcome, the different dynamic produces gems like the quiet, brooding "Waterstriders"; the prog folk of "Andy by the Lake"; or the sub-zero-degrees playfulness of "Winnipeg." The booklet included with the retail version of the album is beautiful accompaniment to the music, but it's only just a taste. As part of the subscription series (available via the www.sixshooterrecords.com), the album comes with special packaging featuring additional artwork and two additional tracks.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2006
Label:
Six Shooter Records
UPC:
0623339109123
catalogNumber:
9
Rank:
249644

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