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ARTIST
TITLE
Karny Sutra
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HIT 008CD HIT 008CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/7/2004

"This Hit Thing CD release is really full of surprises. Co-producer Mark Howard, who produced Lucinda Williams' recent World Without Tears, as well as recording legendary albums with Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, Marianne Faithful and Willie Nelson, has joined forces with a powerful new duo crafting an instrumental film for the mind. Percussive provocateur Toby Dammit (who has worked with everyone from Ryan Adams to Iggy Pop and Bertrand Burgalat) and a new master visionary pianist/organist named Luther Hawkins have poured two century-turnings into one romantic musical potion. Rumors are flying everywhere about the duo's elaborate backgrounds and Mr. Hawkins' claims of a 159-year-old career. The packaging for Karny Sutra is stately yet astoundingly bizarre. The cover features a new painting by Los Angeles art stars The Clayton Brothers that will leave you staring glassy-eyed for days. A deluxe Digi-Pak reveals breathtaking ancient William Mortensen lithographs and an elaborate 16-page scrapbook created by collage artist Michael Criley expands the musical imagery song by song. Nine passionate instrumentals (and one twisted barbershop quartet for good measure!) reveal a hearty debut of lovely waltzes of grandeur, furious heel-stomping Mexican dances, melancholic ballads, frightening escapades into ancient oriental exotica, and deeply psychological psychedelia. This is an album to cherish and live with in the greatest tradition where design and music tangle with mystery and fantasy. Karny Sutra pulls the listener into a world of romance and danger leaving one enthralled with Luther & Toby's knowing hands as an only guide. Note fans of Calexico, Les Baxter, Aphex Twin and Erik Satie."