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Mary's Voice Mary's Voice CD (2012)
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Music Tapes music CDs It was only a matter of time before Julian Koster's strict adherence to dated recording techniques, oddball instrumentation, syrupy-sweet melodies, and relentless nostalgia would lead to a full-on circus sideshow. Bolstered by an ambitious Kickstarter campaign, Koster and his band of merrymakers plan to take their latest concoction, the typically lush, fractured, and kaleidoscopic Mary's Voice, on the road in style with "The Traveling Imaginary," a mobile big-tent event replete with music, games, stories, films, and amusements. It's a fitting notion, as the 14-track collection of new material, the band's first since 2008's well-received Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes, plays like a fire-twirling, tightrope-walking, funnel cake-devouring Sunday-afternoon performance with Koster wearing the top hat. Peppered with bursts of incidental music suggesting a surprised handshake between the Beach Boys' SMiLE and Tom Waits' Frank's Wild Years, Mary's Voice can sound much bigger than its 1930s Webster Chicago Wire Recorder and 1960s Ampex AG-440 four-track would imply, especially on standout cuts like the desperate and bountiful "The Big Beautiful Shops (It's Said That It Could Be Anyone)," the old-timey bard-pop ballad "The Dark Is Singing Songs (Sleepy Time Down South)," and the glorious last minute and a half of the sweet and sentimental closer, "Takeshi and Elijah." There's nothing new here for the established Elephant 6 fan, as all of the collective's notable idiosyncrasies are present and accounted for, but while Koster's childlike enthusiasm, meandering, impressionistic lyrics, and Anglophile steampunk posturing may be the very definition of twee (or tweed, in this sense), like Willy Wonka, it's hard not to admire his Luddite tenacity, especially in an age that prefers instant gratification to pure imagination. ~ James Christopher Monger Personnel: Julian Koster (vocals, banjo, chord organ, pump organ); Robbie Cucchiaro (trumpet, valve trombone, euphonium); Ian Ludders, Jeremy Ayers (bells). Recording information: Canada; Littleton, MA; Nantasket, MA; The Paragon Carousel.
Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes CD (2008)
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Music Tapes discography Singing saw, anyone? If yes, listen to Music Tapes, a band led by visionary oddball Julian Koster, who includes the singing saw along with unusual instrumentation, antique recording equipment, and a sometimes outsider approach to songwriting and singing on most tracks of MUSIC TAPES FOR CLOUDS AND TORNADOES. Associated with the Elephant 6 collective, Music Tapes shares the quirky charm of collective-mates Neutral Milk Hotel and Of Montreal, but is decidedly more lo-fi and experimental. Beneath the cascade of psychedelic curveballs, Koster's pure songcraft and sonic inventive will ...
First Imaginary Symphony for Nomad First Imaginary Symphony for Nomad CD (1999)
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Music Tapes songs Few words can adequately prepare a listener for The Music Tapes' oddball FIRST IMAGINARY SYMPHONY FOR NOMAD. The album sounds as though a group of drug-bemused and slightly deranged elves went back in time and attempted to remake "Smiley Smile" on Thomas Edison's recording equipment. The Music Tapes is the mission of Julian Koster, the multi-instrumentalist (he lists musical saw as one of his instrumental proficiency) member of Neutral Milk ...


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Popular or famous Music Tapes music songs: Untitled, Intermission, Pt. 2, Intermission, Pt. 1. More music songs Big Beautiful Shops, The It's Said That It Could Be Anyone, Dark Is Singing Songs, The Sleepy Time Down South, Go Home Again, Kolyada #3, Playing "Evening". More music songs S' Alive to Be Known May We Starve, Saw and Calliope Organ on Wire, Spare the Dark Streets, Takeshi and Elijah, To All Who Say Goodnight. More music songs S' Alive, Pt. 1, Minister Of Longitude, Orchestrations Overture, Kolyada #1, Julian And Grandpa, Kolyada #2. More music songs Song of Nomad Lost. See All Songs


Music Tapes CD discography Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Julian KosterCirculatory System, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, Olivia Tremor Control, Kevin Ayers, Elf Power, Major Organ & The Adding Machine, Black Swan Network
Robbie Cucchiaro
Jeremy Ayers
Ian Ludders



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