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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
A little more than a decade after Gomez hit the public radar, Ian Ball became the first member of the band to release a solo album. Like Gomez compatriot Ben Ottewell, Ball had been playing sporadic solo acoustic shows in their downtime, but those who have seen those acoustic shows or have seen Ball with Gomez may be a bit surprised at Who Goes There. It's a fairly laid-back affair and much of it is keyboard driven instead of guitar, with lots of electric piano, piano, and Rhodes. Where there are guitars, they're generally though not exclusively acoustic. And although Gomez has showcased their singer/songwriter tendencies off and on over the years, Ball proves to be ...
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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
A little more than a decade after Gomez hit the public radar, Ian Ball became the first member of the band to release a solo album. Like Gomez compatriot Ben Ottewell, Ball had been playing sporadic solo acoustic shows in their downtime, but those who have seen those acoustic shows or have seen Ball with Gomez may be a bit surprised at Who Goes There. It's a fairly laid-back affair and much of it is keyboard driven instead of guitar, with lots of electric piano, piano, and Rhodes. Where there are guitars, they're generally though not exclusively acoustic. And although Gomez has showcased their singer/songwriter tendencies off and on over the years, Ball proves to be quite a sensitive songwriter here, with a sly sense of humor. He's also got some interesting production ideas, especially on "The Elephant Pharmacy" which is certainly in the spirit of Gomez' "Dire Tribe", with its weird looped music box sound and glockenspiel. The sound throughout is layered and full but never cluttered, and the songs just ride their easy grooves. Again surprisingly, there's barely a guitar solo to be heard, even on the ten-minute title track although the album ends with a bit of a flourish. Very nicely done.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2007
  • Label: Dispensary Records
  • UPC: 800314899822
  • Catalog Number: 1001

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet Sweet Sleep (5:14)
  2. 2 Automatic Message (3:26)
  3. 3 Failure (3:25)
  4. 4 Your Move (4:59)
  5. 5 The Elephant Pharmacy (3:53)
  6. 6 Free Tickets to the Moon (0:52)
  7. 7 Who Goes There (10:10)
  8. 8 When We Were Cool (2:43)
  9. 9 Batteries (1:26)
  10. 10 I Knew You Were Trouble (3:43)
  11. 11 Enzymes (5:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ian Ball Primary Artist
Technical Credits
William Lee Golden Producer, Engineer
Michael Jerome Contributor
Brian Wright Contributor
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Christopher Wray-McCann Composer
Sam Farrar Producer
Ian Ball Composer, Producer, Artwork, Audio Production
Jason Colton Management
Elisa Leonetti Composer
Al Sgro Contributor
Malcolm Buick Artwork
Will Golden Audio Production
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