VRIL's 2nd incredible album of tongue-in-cheek lyrical guitar instrumentals, led by Lukas Simonis with Bob Drake and now 3rd guitarist Omer, with Chris Cutler on drums.
Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReR Vril2
Squidco Product Code: 11867
Country: Great Britain
Arranged by VRIL and recorded 'live' at Studio Midi-Pyrenees, France July 15-25, 2007 by Bob Drake.
Bob Drake-bass, guitar
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1. Duckpond 2:49
2. Beppo gets crunched 2:16
3. The desperate twins 3:12
4. Baffling calcium lantern light 2:15
5. Stalking contessa 0:43
6. A base knave behind the arras 2:39
7. Casa incognita 3:04
8. Things get lopped 0:57
9. Albino hen coop 2:42
10. Poisoned tunic 1:01
11. Why is the king grunting? 2:22
12. Enter Pabstus Tack 2:58
13. "He mesmerised a duck" 2:33
14. Fateful speech impediment 2:00
15. [Cut from the film at Primrose Dent's whim] 2:36
16. Seven ignorant cousins 1:37
17. The flight of Beppo 1:02
18. Gone with the window 0:55
All compositions by Lukas Simonis.
sample the album:
"After a break of six years, Chris Cutler, Bob Drake and Lukas Simonis, now with added ingredient Pierre Omer, present the second volume of recordings by the elusive VRIL - a band who revive and update both the great institution of the guitar instrumental and the now sadly neglected practice of collective arrangement, intense rehearsal and live studio performance. Appropriate to the half century that has passed since the birth of the form, these hits dodge about, get bored easily and blend both concentration and complexity with the still indispensable traditional qualities that made the genre great: hummability, crafted sounds, nifty arrangements, ridiculous gimmicks and ensemble playing. 'Neither tribute nor parody, these enigmatic pieces are never more nor less than exactly what they are'.... wrote Lothar Preen in his Melbourne concert review....'but perfectly realised'. With film stills, misleading sleeve-notes and storyboard by the Diogenesian recluse Frank Key."-Chris Cutler, ReR Megacorp
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