Tin Hat / Sad Machinery Of Spring, The
Album: Sad Machinery Of Spring, The   Collection:General
Artist:Tin Hat   Added:Mar 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-03-11 Pull Date: 2007-05-13
Week Ending: May 13 May 6 Apr 15 Apr 1 Mar 18
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 29, 2013: Fight or Flight
The Secret Fluid Of Dusk, Old World
4. Dec 02, 2012: The Mongrel's Stoop
Drawing Lessons, Daisy Bell
2. Oct 11, 2013: Fight or Flight
The Tailor's Dummies
5. Apr 21, 2012: The Mongrel's Stoop
Dead Season, The Book
3. Feb 26, 2013: That's Not Bluegrass
The Comet
6. May 03, 2011: That's Not Bluegrass
Dionysus 2

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-03-04
More gypsy jazz/folk from "Tin Hat Trio," except they're not a trio, and they're getting weirder. The band now includes clarinet and trumpet alongside a violin/guitar base, plus Zeena Parkins on harp. Lots of gypsy-style music with a sad tinge, sometimes recalling movie soundtracks (5,10,12), but with a modern attitude and sometimes an eerie sheen. Great stuff that could fit into jazz, world, or indie-rock shows. FCC clean.

Ara Anderson (trumpet, piano, pump organ), Zeena Parkins (harp), Mark Orton (guitar etc.), Ben Goldberg (clarinets), Carla Kihlstedt (violin, voice, piano, etc.)

1- Misty and quiet, slow and sad.
2- Midtempo chugging, low-key
3- Quick exciting start; nice mid-fast patter
4- Cute low-key theme, catchy
5- Cinematic, w/fem. vocals: Folky sad love song, into a dramatic version of "Bicycle Built for Two"
6- Gentle, slow
7- Slowish, w/strong violin and trumpet leads
8- Stern mid/fast, snappy.
9- Metallic harp plucking, spare
10- A slow feel but upbeat, w/strong melody.
11- Reprise of 4, in wispy light violin curls. Music-box pretty.
12- Airy and mostly quiet
13- Vaudeville jazzy with a quirky feel. Cool bass clarinet and low piano later.
14- Midtempo sad theme. Slow old-west guitar (dobro?) later.
15- Slow, warmly sad. Pretty.

Track Listing
1. Old World   8. Dead Season
2. The Secret Fluid Of Dusk   9. Black Thursday
3. Blind Paper Dragon   10. The Tailor's Dummies
4. Dionysus   11. Dionysus 2
5. Daisy Bell   12. The Land Of Perpetual Sleep
6. Drawing Lessons   13. Janissary Band
7. The Book   14. The Comet
  15. Intractable