Cerberus Shoal / Bastion Of Itchy Preeves
Album: Bastion Of Itchy Preeves   Collection:General
Artist:Cerberus Shoal   Added:Oct 2005
Label:North East Indie Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-16 Pull Date: 2005-12-18
Week Ending: Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27 Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6 Oct 30
Airplays: 3 1 1 2 2 2 4 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 24, 2007: No Messy Life
A Cloud No Bigger Than A Man's Head
4. Dec 13, 2005: Flow in the morning
Train Car Nursery
2. Dec 18, 2005: The Ground State
A Cloud No Bigger Than A Man's Head
5. Dec 11, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
A Cloud No Bigger Than A Man's Head
3. Dec 16, 2005: Rock in a Position
6. Dec 08, 2005: ilya's cool-ass training demo tape show
Baby Gal

Album Review
The Bawd Of Euphony
Reviewed 2005-10-11
Finally we got this in at the station, and I’m cyked. Why? Because Cerberus Shoal is one of the most inventive unique musical experiences that is out there today. These guys have been churning out masterpieces since the mid 90’s starting as and instrumental leaning post-rock outfit and slowing changing personal and morphing into a freaky-experimental-free-folk-spook- band (I made that genre up) with plenty of dramatics, moodiness and rhythm (Oh the percussion this band creates in mind boggling) for any music lover. Often compared to the Sun City Girls and rightly so, they’ve been working with the SCG’s producer and collaborator Scott Colburn for a couple of records now. What you will find here are songs, beautiful and odd in their own right, but part of a larger picture. This record was recorded before their last release “Chaiming” and serves as a marker in their growing and changing musical climate. CB’s music sounds like an initiation ritual to some cult you will never find. Many songs could be played continuously if desired. This is a great band!!!!
–tHE bAWd oF eUPHONy

1*(5:33) Distant bells and shimmering build. A slow drone forms into melody like the wind picking up intensity. The storm is coming!
2**(8:03) Creepy Marimba and wiggly guitars. Full-on chorus of vocals slowly begin the story
3**(13:08) Weird robot (they seem to like robots) and quick start and stops bend into a drunken groove that seems like a fragile rock chant. Shifts into a steady groove. Awesome arrangement. Very Talking Heads at times.
4*(2:04) Bizarre noises and percussion swells. Builds into next track
5**(5:00) this will give anyone nightmares. Weird sample starts. Jews harp starts us. Turns into an EVIL chant-like stomp with lots of gasps for breathe. Perfect for Halloween! Builds to a crazy intensity!
6**(3:40) Fuzzed out intro of the song, into another stomp. Great feel, very drunken Tom Waits percussion. Great vocals! Love it!
7**(13:51) Long craziness. Single tone intro, bass pulse slowly creeps in with wiggly guitars (I like to wiggle do you?). Banjo builds it, vocals in a foreign language start. Song kicks, awesome. Very Eastern European in feel. Proggy middle, back to swing. Vocals are just outstanding! Beautiful ending. Aw man, this is the shit!
8**(10:30) Swirly figamagigies. Crazy laboratory sounds in a toy box. Bass melody enters. Switches to sound of can being crushed (odd) over weird samples. Then we faze into what begins a fucking heavy crazy percussion build that explodes. AWESOME!
9**(6:37) Spooky vocals. Great guitars and drums rock it. Gets pretty heavy
10**(6:40) Bass/Guitar melody, very reminiscent of old Cerberus Shoal. Moody and open. Beautiful. Descends into toy box nightmare. Crazy! With robot voices again. I feel cooky.

Track Listing
1. Grandsire   6. Train Car Nursery
2. A Cloud No Bigger Than A Man's Head   7. Tekel Upharsin
3. Bogart The Change   8. Nonex
4. Shaky Bull   9. Marimus
5. Baby Gal   10. A Head No Bigger Than A Man's Cloud