Artifice. Desire. Ogre. Shiny surfaces. Shallow. Deep. Milksoup. An exploration of the deepest emotion using only the shadiest ingredients possible......a heady combination of confluences brilliantly combusted into a formulated spontaneity that embraces contradictions among other special things......an unabashedly egotistical romp through fleshy pleasure domes with staccato silver linings high below azure clouds soaked in tendrils of peachfuzz, flickering in infinite silences framed by the frigid necessity of a senseless tomorrow that only seems to pretend to engulf a seismic distortion of paradoxes glazed in all its octopuddle buoyancy.
This triple LP smashup was originally planned out to be a concept album about The Deep or Nature, or some other vague semblance of cohesion, but fell flat on its face in the cold daylight of Time with its rusty children playing by the quayside salt sea. It just didn't make any sense. Anthropomorphic songcycles are developed only to be abandoned as so much petty fairground ideas teetering on the verge of profundity only to slip into the chasms of narcissism, the sense of the sea forever lost in the undulations of promise, lapping the sick of yesterdays confusion. So be it!
released November 11, 2002
Su Paille~ keyboards, vocals, psaltery, bass
Jeff Hickey~ lead gtr, singing, bass, drums
Jesse Roy~ gtr, vocals, bass, percussion, sitar
Ian Johnson~ gtr, vocals
Justin Kiss> singing saw
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