Undersea Poem

Undersea Poem

by Undersea Poem
     
 

Plenty of people -- eight of them -- contribute to this debut by the duo of Christ Root and Juju Stulbach, who've taken the name Undersea Poem. Yet it still manages to feel quite stripped down, as if the pair were largely performing alone. They set the tone for the disc with "Juju's Theme," a sweet little piece for guitar and wordlessSee more details below

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Plenty of people -- eight of them -- contribute to this debut by the duo of Christ Root and Juju Stulbach, who've taken the name Undersea Poem. Yet it still manages to feel quite stripped down, as if the pair were largely performing alone. They set the tone for the disc with "Juju's Theme," a sweet little piece for guitar and wordless vocals that's redolent, not so much of the Brazilian-style music that characterized their work in Mosquitos, but a more generic, but equally warm, Latin sound. It's music full of sunshine, low-key but happy. However, the problem is that it feels more like a sketchbook than a finished CD. There are ideas, but they're not fully developed -- six of the 17 tracks here clock in at under two minutes, while another seven run between two and three minutes. In itself, that's not a bad thing, since there's nothing wrong with brevity, but somehow it never quite feels satisfying, as if they'd been happy to work with what they had, rather than push it. In this past this duo has proved they can write good songs, but there's an incompleteness about this. It has its moments, as on "Menina Que Corre," but they're few and far between.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/2010
Label:
Six Degrees
UPC:
0657036115927
catalogNumber:
1159

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Tracks

  1. Juju's Theme  -  Undersea Poem
  2. Makes Me Happy  -  Undersea Poem
  3. Te Encontrar  -  Undersea Poem
  4. Theme Song  -  Undersea Poem
  5. Blue Skies  -  Undersea Poem
  6. Leon Come Home  -  Undersea Poem
  7. Driving Song  -  Undersea Poem
  8. Against The Wall  -  Undersea Poem
  9. Ants  -  Undersea Poem
  10. Come Só, Morre Só  -  Undersea Poem
  11. Keep Off The Dunes  -  Undersea Poem
  12. Menina Que Corre  -  Undersea Poem
  13. Queen Of Water  -  Undersea Poem
  14. You You You  -  Undersea Poem
  15. Introduction To Rain  -  Undersea Poem
  16. Never Go Away Song  -  Undersea Poem
  17. Bacocho Sunsets  -  Undersea Poem

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Undersea Poem   Primary Artist
Chuck Treece   Bass
Michael Leonhart   Trumpet,Cornet,Flugelhorn,Mellophonium
Scott Hollingsworth   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Claudia Chopek   Violin
Juju Stulbach   Tambourine,Vocals,Group Member
Chris Root   Bass,Guitar,Bongos,Conga,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Jeff Hill   Upright Bass
Andre Netto   Guitar
Mike Nolan   Pedal Steel Guitar
Joana Bergman   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Joe Gastwirt   Mastering
Michael Leonhart   Horn Arrangements
Scott Hollingsworth   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Melissa Lefton   Inspiration
Ken Anderson   Legal Advisor
Juju Stulbach   Composer
Chris Root   Composer,Producer
Gwen Terpstra   Artwork
José Roberto Aguilar   Cover Art
Jon Marshell Smith   Composer

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