califone
nobody cross-pollinates the blues, folk music and broken electronic instruments like califone... from the carcass of red red meat comes a series of gorgeous and personal hymnals delivered with the electro-rustic vocabulary of one of america's most original bands...

califone heron king blues

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califone - heron king blues

latest full-length califone cd. accepting online orders on Tuesday, January 20.

tracklist:

1. wingbone 2. trickbird 3. sawtooth sung a cheater's song 4. apple 5. lion & bee 6. 2 sisters drunk on each other 7. heron king blues


califone&oRSo homesleep singles

 

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3 new songs from Califone & oRSo. Limited edition. Limited quantities. Limitless enjoyment.

We sold our stock. Thanks for all your support. The band will have a few for sale on tour. If you can't wait until then, check out this link to order:

http://www.homesleep.it/


 

califone quicksand / cradlesnakes

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califone - quicksand/cradlesnakes

latest full-length califone cd. now accepting online orders.

tracklist:

1. ..one 2. horoscopic.amputation.honey 3. michigan girls 4. cat eats coyote 5. your golden ass 6. (red) 7. million dollar funeral 8. when leon spinx moved into town 9. mean little seed 10. vampiring again 11. slower twin 12. stepdaughter


califone deceleration two
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califone - deceleration two

music for "Francis"(2002) An animated film by Brent Green, written by Tim Rutili. Based on a dream in which an elderly woman at the end of her life taunts the lethargic bears in her backyard into finishing her off. Francis achieves liberation amidst the chaos of a Hollywood press conference, her exploding children and a kleptomaniac narrator.

Improvised soundtrack for "Fireworks (no mail days are sad days)"(2002). a film by Jeff Economy. The stunning result of an experiment involving a bolex camera, a suitcase full of fireworks and archival footage of soldiers returning home.

music for "Salome"(1922) recorded live feb. 22, 2002 at the ferguson theater, Columbia College, Chicago, Il. The biblical story of King Herod's unbridled lust for his 14 year-old stepdaughter, Salome, and the execution of John the Baptist. Starring Alla Nazimova based on the Oscar Wilde play and Aubrey Beardsley's sumptuously fantastic, oriental-inspired illustrations. .

composed and performed by: ben massarella, tim rutili, joe adamik, jim becker, gillian lisee, matt fields and brent green

recording, mixing, and editing by: graeme gibson, joe ferguson


califone deceleration one
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an album of live-recorded instrumental music in two sets. in set one, califone improvises live to film loops projected by jeff economy and carolyn faber - music reacts to images as images react to music. in the second set, califone performs a live soundtrack to the extraordinary puppet / animation film the mascot (1933) in which the dustbins of paris disgorge skeletal demons for a midnight fete... (2002)

limited pressing of 1500 (available while supplies last)

click here to learn more about the mascot

credits
ben massarella -
drums, percussion tim rutili - guitar, electric piano joe adamik - drums, percussion jim becker - fiddle, banjo, lap steel. rebecca gates - synth, guitar gillian lisee - keyboards, accordian jeff economy - foley gary schepers - live sound / electronics

recorded, mixed and edited by joe ferguson

track listing
(click on linked titles for sample mp3 clip! - 128KB/Stereo):
handpainted halo / ceiling - rooftops / static - face under hat / old streetside - parade queen / milk waltz / dirt moon - lakewater / parachutes - peel - intro / sleepy child - monkey, cat, ballerina, hood - dog sold - fruitstand floor - night falls / devil springs fully formed from spilt whiskey - hell orchestra / glass choir - cat fights devil - garlic head clown - dog feeds orange


califone
sometimes good weather follows bad people

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califone's two previously out of print ep's originally released on u.s. labels flydaddy and roadcone - plus two bonus tracks recorded during the same time period (1998-2000). tim rutili and accomplices from red red meat - ben massarella, brian deck and tim hurley - get together to bring on the thumping sound of a backwater-electronic hoedown where mournful vocals, troubled synths and creaky guitars comingle under the mayflies to make a beautiful plea. co-release with roadcone records. great cover design by jeremy yoder (2002)



track listing
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on the steeple with the shakes (x-mas tigers) - silvermine pictures - pastry sharp - to hush a sick transmission - dime fangs - red food old heat - down the eisenhower sun up w/mule - electric fence - st. martha let it fold - beneath the yachstman - don't let me die nervous - dock boggs - to hush a sick transmission (unedit) - when the snakehandler slips


califone
roomsound

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debut full length. really pretty music. enhanced cd. califone's finest work yet, a tasty crop of timeless, time-lapse hymnals and thick industrial folk as only they do. reflections of the breath of pirates, poison apples at a tango contest, and the waiting room between death and canonization - where missionaries have quit & 19th-century whores have been rescued for all the wrong reasons. enhanced cd features videos of califone playing live in a bathroom. many guests, many moments. embiggened by brian deck. ensconced by steve walters. enhanced by jeff economy. (2001)

credits
tim rutili (loftus) -
guitars, vocals, piano, organ, synth, bass, ben massarella (loftus, oRSo, drumhead) - drums, percussion, electronics, bass, brian deck (loftus, oRSo) - drums, percussion, synth, computer / looping, bass, vocals. w/ eric johnson (fruit bats, paulina hollers) - banjo and percussion on 1, guitar on 2, matt fields (those bastard souls) - bass on 9, gillian lisee (fruit bats, oRSo) - vocals on 5 and 7, rick rizzo (eleventh dream day) - treated guitar on 5, doug mccombs (tortoise, brokeback, eleventh dream day) - bass on 3, john rice (waco brothers) - violins on 3, randall thomas henry - upright bass on 5

recorded and mixed at clava studio by brian deck.

track listing
(click on linked titles for sample mp3 clip! - 128KB/Stereo):
trout silk - bottles & bones (shade & sympathy) - fisherman's wife -porno starlet vs. rodeo clown - tayzee nub - slow right hand - st. augustine (a belly full of swans) - wade in the water - rattlesnakes smell like split cucumber - new black tooth

 

 

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