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Skeletons And The Kings Of All Cities / Lucas
Album:Lucas Collection:General
Artist:Skeletons And The Kings Of All Cities Added:08/2007
Label:Ghostly International 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-10-21 Pull Date:2007-12-23 
Week Ending:23 Dec18 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 21, 2007:Memory Select
What They Said
2.Nov 12, 2007:I <3 Life and The Furious Doctor
What They Said

Album Review
Dick Benedict
Reviewed 2007-10-14 
Collective-folk-jazz-art-pop. Another one of these huge collective groups that seems all the rage. Vocals are high pitched Xiu-xiu-y male vox, drowned out behind a very cluttered rhythm bed. Thick varied percussion and many layers of instrumentation. FCC unclean, but hard to hear. Picks 1,2,5,6,7.

*1-5:02) Syncopated handclap stomp beat. Psychy high pitched male vox. Chorus joins in.
Communal build. Almost African rock beat in the guitars.
*2-3:34) Darker stomp, gamelan buried below? Vox harder to make out. FCC "fucking". Ends with intelligible "meaningful" couplet.
3-5:17) Immediate jazzy trombone animal calls. Settles into snakey, vaguely exotic beat. Last minute mostly instr. beat with skronks. Ends on quiet held horn note.
4-10:50) Mid/fast repetitive drum beat. 70s funk-jazzy horn line. Builds into muddy wall of sounds then slowly decresc. Last 15 sec. silence.
*5-3:08) Opens nylon acoustic almost classical guitar. Very wet sounding waltz with violin, cello, drums, electronics. Ends soft. FCC "shit?"
*6-3:40) Weird, dreamlike, like a exotic movie soundtrack played over a Tom Waits beat. FCC "cocks". Then switches into slide guitary "rock" beat. Ends with Tin Hat Trio-y sounds.
*7-2:52) Weird take on 70s soul, with sick strings in the background. FCC "shit?". Ends in swirly wall of cacophony to held strings.
8-4:45) Soft, persistent electronicy 4 on the floor beat. FCC "shit". Eh.
9-19:36) Slow. Starts with chimes. Prominent acoustic nylon chords covering pained Xiu Xiu-esque vocals. At -16:50 serious emo-esque crash but with skronk instruments. -16:10 quiets
down to brisk beat with skronks. -14:50 coffeehouse folk harmonies over soft nylon guitar.
Slowly fades out to -13:00. Hidden track at -5:28. Electronic pads. Quirky tribal drum pounding. Hard to make out vox. Eh.

Track Listing
1.What They Said 5.The Shit From The Dogs
2.Fake Tits 6.Like It Or Not
3.Hay Whappns? 7.Let It Out
4.Don't Worry 8.Sickness
 9.Push Im Out