Come to Where I'm From

Come to Where I'm From

by Joseph Arthur

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Come to Where I'm From

The rock landscape is populated by several endangered species, few of which hang on more tenaciously than the power-pop eccentric. Joseph Arthur fits into that subgenre rather well, nodding to solitary artists as varied as Todd Rundgren and World Party mainman Karl Wallinger as he crafts his own singular specimen of studio-intensive cerebro-rock. Arthur's second solo album, COME TO WHERE I'M FROM finds him at an often fascinating crossroads, where his knack for pure melodies that transcend pigeonholes of time and space intersects with a decidedly post-modern take on what to wrap 'em in. Arthur never comes across as being clever for the sake of being clever, though: The mind games he engages in on, say, "Creation of a Stain" and "Cockroach" are every bit as enjoyable to take part in as those led by kindred spirit Beck. On the other hand, Arthur is able to put the capriciousness on hold to deliver an unprepossessing pop ditty like "Ashes Everywhere," which looks at love and loss from a perspective anyone who ever had a heart could understand. File under: ear candy that also serves as brain food.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/11/2000
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724384898229
catalogNumber: 48982

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joseph Arthur   Primary Artist
Siren   Background Vocals
Lovehammers   Synthesizer
Luvclaw   Acoustic Guitar
Nightime   Drums
Queenchina   Cello
Yodaclaus   Piano
Darkstar   Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

T Bone Burnett   Producer
Rick "Soldier" Will   Producer,Engineer
Ben Findlay   Engineer
Joseph Arthur   Producer,Art Direction,Paintings,Drawing
Eugene   Contributor
Zachary Larner   Art Direction
Lovehammers   Explosions
Luvclaw   Programming,Contributor
Rick Will   Engineer

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