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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.
 

VRIL (Drake / Simonis / Cutler / Omer)
The Fatal Duckpond

VRIL (Drake / Simonis / Cutler / Omer): The Fatal Duckpond (Recommended Records)
Label: Recommended Records    
Released in: Great Britain    


"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



Bob Drake (b 1957) has been playing lots of instruments with - and recording - all sorts of bands since the early 1970's. He was an important part of Denver's underground music scene from 1978 -1989 and a founding member of both Thinking Plague and Hail. In the early 1990's, when he was living in Los Angeles, he wound up engineering sessions with just about everybody (from Ice Cube to Shirley MacLaine). It was there he met Dave Kerman and became part of 5UU's. At the same time he started writing and recording his own solo albums. Since 1994 he has lived at his home studio in Southern France, where he has played on and recorded and/or mixed hundreds of albums by artists from around the world. He is also known for his definitive remastering of classic albums by Art Bears, Henry Cow, Cassiber and others.

-Recommended Records 2/22/2017



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Product Information:

UPC: 752725027229

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReR Vril2
Squidco Product Code: 11867

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Great Britain
Arranged by VRIL and recorded 'live' at Studio Midi-Pyrenees, France July 15-25, 2007 by Bob Drake.

Personnel:

Chris Cutler-drums

Bob Drake-bass, guitar

Lukas Simonis-guitars

Pierre Omer-guitars

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Track Listing:

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.