31 Knots / A Word Is also a Picture of a
Album: A Word Is also a Picture of a   Collection:General
Artist:31 Knots   Added:Nov 2002
Label:54 Degrees 40' or Fight!  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-04-07 Pull Date: 2003-06-09
Week Ending: May 25 May 11 May 4 Apr 27 Apr 20
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 19, 2016: Emergency Crew no MBB or PACC
E for Alpha, Tower of the Middle of the H
4. May 09, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
Pity Has no Power
2. Jan 18, 2006: Knifefish Happy Hour
Flight of the Moron
5. May 08, 2003: sad and dangerous
Pity Has no Power
3. May 22, 2003: sad and dangerous
Pity Has no Power
6. May 01, 2003: sad and dangerous
E for Alpha

Album Review
Mandy Khoshnevisan
Reviewed 2003-08-07
Their basic sound is drums, bass, jangly guitar, faraway-sounding vocals, minor keys. They’ve apparently been labeled “math rock” on occasion—slightly electronic sounding, with lots of meter changes. Occasional cello, piano, acoustic guitar. Kind of like ambient noise on the surface; the notes don’t vary much, both within songs and in the album overall. What does vary is the subtle texture of the tempos, meters, and instrumentation. Lyrics are studiously written, and not featured as often as the instrumentals.

1. Preface: 40 sec. longstarts out w/ high brittle piano; gradually gets electronically distorted; segues into 2.
2. Tower of the Middle of the Month: Whiny guitar
3. E for Alpha: Uptempo, even, repetitive
4. Buy High Sell Low: Yelling vocals throughout, but switches moods between urgent drums/electric guitar, and waltz tempo with cello and acoustic guitar.
* 5. Breathe to Please Them: Slow, sparse, all the instruments sound individual. Starts out with lonely guitar; over-loud slow drum beat
* 6. Flight of the Moron: Short (1:16) instrumental; fast but hushed; acoustic guitar solo.
-FCC! 7. Frozen Found Fire: Medium-fast tempo, with frantic druming and long electric guitar solo, switches mood in middle, adding piano.
8. Myopic Fights: Starts right in with loud vocals; angry strumming guitar.
* 9. Pity Has No Power: Instrumental; starts slow, speeds up, train-like; brittle electronic sounds back and forth with angry guitar; a varied track.
-FCC! 10. Era of Artillery: Prelude of slow electric guitar; then settles into midtempo groove. (Just 1 FCC warning spot.)
11. Surface Learning: Fades in; slow, halting tempo with just guitar and drums. Faint high vocal harmony. Trumpet featured. Has a weird false ending; then switches to quiet slow droning under dot-matrix-printer-like sounds.

Track Listing
1. Preface   6. Flight of the Moron
2. Tower of the Middle of the H   7. Frozen Found Fire
3. E for Alpha   8. Myopic Fights
4. Buy High Sell Low   9. Pity Has no Power
5. Breath to Please Them   10. Era of Artillery
  11. Surface Learning