is the amazing follow up to last years release "Ripple"
Tribe of One's second cd features more fiddling from outer and inner
space by composer and arranger Ian Tothill with some meaty
productions . It shows a willingness to experiment with new musical
ideas. It retains the calm contemplative feel of the distinctive
Tribe of One sound, adds in new instuments and uses
inspiration from all kinds of sources.
musicians appear for the first time, the inimitable Graham Wright
drums up a storm on opening track "oi". "If I
could" borrows a line from a Louvin Brothers song courtesy of
Rod Boyes and places it in an entirely new place backed by timple
from Ian and bass by John Murphy. "Maiden's Prayer" has a
version of the famous Bob Wills tune buried amongst a welter of
dubbed up beats "Coo" features a wood pigeon and her
backing orchestra..... dont ask, just listen. "Andy"
involves conga ace Andy Humpage and Scottish Country Dance caller
Andy Wiener with the usual wandering fiddle lines from Ian .
"Remedy" has almost no violin, the lead being shared by
Augustus Pablo like melodica and a timple. "Be" was an
attempt to create a piece using just 2 notes (B and E!). Half way
through the tension is broken by the introduction of some rogue
notes.Compelling. The cd clatters to a close with 2 tunes from
beyond nowhere. If you listen closely , theres the lyrics from the
old timey song "Liza Jane", but not as they have been
cd is a great addition to Tribe of One's output and suggests that
there is plenty more to come from this corner of West Yorkshire.
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