Rubai

Rubai

by Flook
     
 

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With its distinctive double-flute attack, Flook (named for a character in an old British comic strip) has an airy sound whose roots might be in Irish music, but whose branches extend far and wide, often well beyond the Celtic world, and on Rubai the band even offers some jazzy touches, such as the flute/wah-wah mandolin interplay on "TheSee more details below

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With its distinctive double-flute attack, Flook (named for a character in an old British comic strip) has an airy sound whose roots might be in Irish music, but whose branches extend far and wide, often well beyond the Celtic world, and on Rubai the band even offers some jazzy touches, such as the flute/wah-wah mandolin interplay on "The Empty Pod." There's a wonderful, easy melodicism about the sound, whether it's a jig, a Swedish polska, or even a hint of reggae, as on "Granny in the Attic," with its glorious trombone. And while much of the material is original (or contemporary), there's a traditional feel about it all, making it readily accessible. Guitarist Ed Boyd might have a supporting role, but he fills it wonderfully, while John Joe Kelly remains something of a revelation on bodhran, making it as expressive as a whole range of percussion. In many ways, this is Flook's real coming-of-age record, where everything sounds exactly as it should, with a continued expansion of the musical boundaries. It can only be a matter of time -- and sooner rather than later, one hopes -- that Flook's true genius is finally hailed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2003
Label:
World Village Usa
UPC:
0713746801526
catalogNumber:
468015

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Tracks

  1. Pod: Baldy Hollow  -  Flook
  2. Pod: The Empty Pod  -  Flook
  3. Ballybrolly Jigs: The North Star/The Ghost of Ballybrolly/Mulineira de  -  Flook
  4. Beehive: The Beehive/Poon Hill/Vladimir's Steamboat  -  Flook
  5. Glass: Glass Polska  -  Flook
  6. G.D.'S: Hooper's Loop  -  Flook
  7. G.D.'S: Pressed for Time  -  Flook
  8. Granny: Granny in the Attic  -  Flook
  9. Granny: Blue Ball/The False Proof  -  Flook
  10. Rosbeg: Suaimhneas Intinne  -  Flook
  11. Rosbeg: Rosbeg  -  Flook
  12. Larry: Kalamantinos  -  Flook
  13. Larry: Larry Get Out of the Bin/Elzic's Farwell  -  Flook
  14. Natterjack: Ramnee Ceilidh/Natterjack's Reel/Conlágh's Big Day  -  Flook

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flook   Primary Artist
Martin Cradick   Mandolin
Mark Tucker   Acoustic Guitar,E-bow
Ewen Vernal   Bass
Rory McLeod   Trombone
Sarah Allen   Flute,Accordion,Alto Flute
Brian Finnegan   Flute,Human Whistle,Bamboo Flute
Ed Boyd   Bouzouki,Guitar
John Joe Kelly   Mandolin,Bodhran
Seckou Keita   Percussion,Shaker,Hi Hat,Sogo
Colin Farrell   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Martin Cradick   Engineer
Mark Tucker   Producer,Engineer
David Little   Engineer
Sarah Allen   Arranger
Brian Finnegan   Arranger
Flook   Producer
Ed Boyd   Arranger,Engineer
John Joe Kelly   Arranger
Andrew Davies   Illustrations

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