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Biota: Cape Flyaway (Recommended Records)

Incredibly crafted sonic worlds from the Biota collective, and indescribable orchestration of electric & acoustic guitars, clavioline, trumpet, organ, micromoog, biolmellodrone, voice, electric & acoustic violins, bass, percussion, &c.

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Kristianne Gale-voice, guitar

Gordon Whitlow-organ, accordion

Tom Katsimpalis-guitars, Clavioline

Mark Piersel-guitars

David Zekman-violin, mandolin

Larry Wilson-percussion

Steve Scholbe-rubab, guitar

James Gardner-trumpet

Randy Yeates-keyboards

Charles O'Meara-piano

Randy Miotke-Rhodes, accordion

William Sharp-electronics, mixing

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28 page full color booklet with information and superb Mnemonist artwork.

UPC: 752725030724

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReR BCD7
Squidco Product Code: 16350

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded at Dys Studio, Bellvue, Colorado between Spring 2009 and Spring 2012 by William Sharp.

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After 5 years of extensive and careful work, the new and much anticipated CD by this extraordinary collective, who have no parallels, no rivals and no peers, is at last complete. It's a dense and indescribable orchestration of electric and acoustic guitars, clavioline, trumpet, Hammond organ, micromoog, biolmellodrone, electric and acoustic violins, bass, mandolin, accordion, piano, rubab, kit percussion and sometimes voice, layered and radically processed in the unique Biota manner. There is a leitmotif of folk elements in this piece that emerge from the roiling, swirling quicksand of sound we now expect from Biota, with texts by WB Yeats and snatches, arrangements and influences floating by way of Christy Moore, June Tabor, Judy Collins, Sandy Denny, Bert Jansch, the Bothy Band and older traditional sources. Biota craft sonic worlds that relate to, but are not built like, the music with which we are familiar; for them time is a continuum rather than a sequence of events;

28 page full color booklet with information and superb Mnemonist artwork.

Artist Biographies

Track Listing:

1. Evening Full (The Lake Isle Of Innisfree) 0:37

2. Every Day Is Not Its Day 2:02

3. Flee And Wander 1:26

4. A Few Short Lines (Black Is The Color) 9:26

5. Clock Of Keys 4:21

6. The Bonny Boy / Bruton Town 6:51

7. Yet Untold 1:23

8. Life Like Our Own 1:35

9. Ran To Look 6:02

10. Lantern 2:02

11. Probably In The Sea 1:15

12. Valley Of Late 5:42

13. Rosemary Lane 5:30

14. Remember Another Name 5:02

15. Drawn Scarcely 2:12

16. Somewhere When 4:17

17. Arboreal 1:15

18. Of The Linnet's Wings (Innisfree) 4:43

19. Scatter Tree 2:41

20. On This The Other 1:44

21. Once More 4:19

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