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The acclaimed duo of Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate's 1980s output on the Flying Nun label was profoundly influential on a generation of lo-fi music. Their influence can be traced in the music of Yo La Tengo, Pavement, Smog, and others working with intimate and primitive songcraft. Legendary home recorders, Fork Songs continues to expand their self-built universe and deepen their songwriting partnership. Fearless assemblages of noisy loops, primitive guitars, and household objects are the instruments favored, and the ease with which they sculpt oblique elements into delicate upbeat songs is stunning. Like the Television Personalities, their low-tech methods prove that great songs will transcend recording methods, and Fork Songs is only another crucial chapter in the book of musical invention that the New Zealand duo wrote.
Performance CreditsTall Dwarfs Primary Artist
Paul Kean Bass
Chris Knox Organ,Dulcimer,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Maracas,Recorder,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Mellotron,Slide Guitar,Omnichord,Casio
Alec Bathgate Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Hand Clapping,Slide Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Peter Brocolli Clarinet
Technical CreditsPaul Kean Composer,Engineer
Chris Knox Composer,Producer,Cover Design,Loop
Alec Bathgate Composer,Producer,Images
Mike Dooley Composer
Arnie Van Bussel Engineer