The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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: 3/2/2010
  • Label: Brassland Records
  • UPC: 632662557129
  • Catalog Number: 21
  • Sales rank: 97,017

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cocodrillo - Shara Worden (1:50)
  2. 2 I Used To Do (4:35)
  3. 3 On the Edge - Shara Worden (4:01)
  4. 4 Red Seas (6:13)
  5. 5 The Owl of Love - Shara Worden (4:11)
  6. 6 Adages of Cleansing - Shara Worden (5:53)
  7. 7 Last Song - Matt Berninger (3:59)
  8. 8 To Hugo (4:26)
  9. 9 Raise the Flag - Shara Worden (2:48)
  10. 10 We Were Here - Shara Worden (4:21)
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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
Joe Lambert Mastering
Padma Newsome Composer, Lyricist
Joel Hamburger Engineer
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