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A beautifully balanced Downtown NY album mixing rock forms with improvisation from some of NY's finest improvisers: the trio of Mary Halvorson (guitar, voice, compositions), Kyle Forester (bass), and Kevin Shea (drums) with guests Peter Evans, Sam Kulik, and Dan Peck.

People (Halvorson / Shea / Forester)

People (Halvorson / Shea / Forester): 3xaWoman (Telegraph Harp)

Label: Telegraph Harp    
Released in: USA    

"What do you get when you take three of Brooklyn's heaviest hitting composer improviser crazy brilliant musicians, and throw them together in a band with songs and singing, wild back-beats and a horn section? Why, People, of course.

The members of People (Mary Halvorson, Kevin Shea, Kyle Forester) are plenty famous for their separate accomplishments, but believe us, nothing else in the world sounds like this. Sure, you could say it's like a free jazz rock band with syrupy sweet classic melodies, but that's not quite it -- this band has control in the midst of its monstrous rumble.

Is the spirit of Robert Wyatt speaking through Melt Banana's mystic radio? We don't quite know, but we do know it's brilliant stuff, that doesn't happen every day. In fact this album, their third, almost didn't make it here at all, after a series of label closings in the Great Drought of the late oughts. Hence we call it: The Misplaced Files. Added perks -- the record features horn arrangements from the ever-brilliant Peter Evans, played along with Sam Kulik and Dan Peck. If adventurous music is the name of your game, you owe it to yourself to hear it played by People."-Telegraph Harp

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Product Information:

UPC: 081159198930

Label: Telegraph Harp
Catalog ID: TH 005
Squidco Product Code: 18980

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at the Gallery Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NYC, in 2008, by Keith Parker.


Mary Halvorson-guitar, voice, composition

Kyle Forester-bass, voice, acoustic guitar

Kevin Shea-drums, voice, lyrics

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Track Listing:

1. Prolegomenon 4:02

2. These Words Make Up The Lyrics Of The Song 6:48

3. What's So Woman About That Woman 1:37

4. A Song With Melody And Harmony And Words And Rhythm 4:11

5. Supersensible Hydrofracked Dystopia!!! 0:52

6. Zwischenspiel 0:46

7. Reinterpreting Confusing Lyrics To Popular Songs 0:44

8. Interoperable Intertrigo 3:50

9. Piles For Miles 3:51

10. Psychic Recapitulation 0:49

11. The Virtuous Relapse 0:57

12. The Caveman Connection 2:37

13. The Lyrics Are Simultaneously About How The Song Starts And What The Lyrics Are About 3:47

14. The Disambiguated Clone 1:05