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ARTIST
TITLE
The Piano's Playing The Devils Tune.
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
AVM 057LP AVM 057LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/18/2016

Phoebe Killdeer and The Shift is the collaboration between Phoebe Killdeer (Nouvelle Vague, The Short Straws) and experimental musicians Thomas Mahmoud-Zahl (SFX, The Nest, Tannhäuser Sterben & das Tod, Von Spar) and Ole Wulfers (Kapaikos, Party Diktator), supported by actress and singer Maria de Medeiros (Pulp Fiction (1994), The Saddest Music in the World (2003)). The Piano's Playing The Devils Tune. is free music in the most emphatic sense; the interplay between the abstract instrumentation on one hand -- which equally recalls genres as diverse as noise rock, bass music, and musique concrète -- and the intimate, concrete humanity of the sound on the other establishes a sprawling sonic space that gravitates around the haunting vocal passages of Phoebe Killdeer and de Medeiros. The Piano's Playing The Devils Tune. thereby succeeds in combining a decidedly experimental gesture with an urgent, uncanny familiarity and warmth; a precise sense of composition with an almost lavish casualness. Phoebe Killdeer and The Shift do not resolve the numerous paradoxes that mark The Piano's Playing The Devils Tune.; the result is an equally challenging and rewarding album that in fact -- as played-out as this claim may be -- truly defies categorization. Devils tunes. Includes download code.