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ARTIST
TITLE
Turkey Decoy
FORMAT
LP

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DIGI 030LP DIGI 030LP
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RELEASE DATE
11/8/2011

Chubby Wolf was the moniker used by the late Dani Baquet-Long of Celer for her subdued world of sound. With the help of Dani's husband and Celer's other half, Will Long, the final Chubby Wolf recordings are finally seeing the light of day, posthumously. Turkey Decoy represents some of her most accessible work. "Cantankerous Baby" opens the set with cybernetic clouds -- it's like endlessly floating through an unknown haze built around processed vocals and sample-ridden electric guitar. As you continue dreaming through the morose romanticism of pieces like "Prescient Inspiration," there's an understated sensuality that weaves its way into the music. "If There's An Elephant In The Room" pulls back the curtain and reveals a breathless aftermath punctuated by distant piano chords and sprawling drones. Each swell of Baquet-Long's voice makes you want to avert your eyes, unsure if it's something you're supposed to see. Closing out the album, "Scalloped Toes" and "Intrusively Coexisting" wrap things up with an elegant sweetness as everything comes full circle. The former is bathed in warm, relaxing tones that bleed into the barking and howling of Dani's beloved wolves that begin the last song on the album. "Intrusively Coexisting" is more gloomy and leaves lingering questions about all that came before it. It's the right way to end such a raw album -- each layer removed like an article of clothing, until there's nothing left to hide behind. Limited edition of 500 copies only. Cut at Dubplates And Mastering, Berlin.