Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton

The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton

by Clogs
     
 

The Clogs fifth full-length release builds on the avant-garde chamber ensemble's foundation of kaleidoscopic, indie-classical instrumentals by adding equally unpredictable lyrics and vocals. Multi-instrumentalist Padma Newsome, who composed all of the songs during a 2005 residency at Italy's botanical island paradise, Giardini La…  See more details below

Overview

The Clogs fifth full-length release builds on the avant-garde chamber ensemble's foundation of kaleidoscopic, indie-classical instrumentals by adding equally unpredictable lyrics and vocals. Multi-instrumentalist Padma Newsome, who composed all of the songs during a 2005 residency at Italy's botanical island paradise, Giardini La Mortella, has crafted a typically labyrinthine and cinematic collection of disparate melodies that draw inspiration from wells all over the world. The quartet is aided in this venture by a trio of guest vocalists including Sufjan Stevens and Matt Berninger (The National), but more specifically, opera singer-turned indie rocker Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), who appears on six of the ten songs that make up Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton. Like all Clogs releases, Lady Walton defies simple description. There are moments of impossible beauty ("Owl of Love"), dense, but structured dissonance ("Adages of Cleansing"), and of course, whimsical, classically minded, indie folk ("On the Edge"), that when consumed all together, feel like a perfectly executed mash-up of Aaron Copland, Dead Can Dance, Bill Frisell, and Shirley Collins.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/2010
Label:
Brassland Records
UPC:
0632662557129
catalogNumber:
21
Rank:
173740

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clogs   Primary Artist
Thomas Kozumplik   Percussion
Irena Havel   Viola Da Gamba,Guest Appearance
Vojtech Havel   Viola Da Gamba,Guest Appearance
Sufjan Stevens   Banjo,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Michael Atkinson   Horn,Guest Appearance
Padma Newsome   Violin,Celeste,Viola,Vocals,Mandola
Bryce Dessner   Guitar,Ukulele,Mandola
Rachael Elliott   Bassoon
Matt Berninger   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Aaron Dessner   Guitar,Bass Guitar,Guest Appearance
Shara Worden   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Luca Tarantino   Theorbo,Baroque Guitar,Guest Appearance
Kyle Resnick   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Ha-Yang Kim   Cello,Guest Appearance
Osso String Quartet   Guest Appearance
Sue Newsome   Clarinet,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Padma Newsome   Composer,Lyricist
Joel Hamburger   Engineer

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