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Charming Hostess / Bowls Project, The
Album:Bowls Project, The Collection:General
Artist:Charming Hostess Added:08/2010
Label:Tzadik Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-11-28 Pull Date:2011-01-30 
Week Ending:30 Jan2 Jan12 Dec

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 27, 2011:Daydream Disaster
Dying Bed
3.Dec 09, 2010:Hipster Garbage
2.Jan 01, 2011:Music Casserole
Peace Without Peace
4.Dec 07, 2010:Double Daydream Disaster
Hangman Devil Man

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2010-11-29 
Performance installation based on sex, magic and the apocalypse in Babylonian Jewish amulets.
Incantation bowls were inscribed with a householder’s secrets and desires, then buried under
the home. The texts speak of mysticism and sex; angels and demons; and the trials and joys
of love and sex. Especially audible are the voices of women--their work, hopes, and dreams.
The Bowls Project offers a visceral, personal connection to daily life 1500 years ago in the
region now known as Iraq. Local SF group.
1: 2:15 deep woodwind, female vocal in English then big rock number
2: 3:20 big Rock/ black metal number with female vocal some softer interludes
3: 3:31 big sort of country/ Big rock sound, female vocal in English
4: 2:57 slow to mid female vocal/chant in Hebrew? then big rock drone
****5: 4:29 American roots folk tune, female vocal, later rock instrumentation.
6: 2:18 female chorus female vocal in English fast deep woodwind, rock, lull of chaos drone then fast fem vocal
7: 3:27 drum, fem wail/chant, deep deep woodwind, voc/music drone, then clarinet? with Mid Eastern sound
8: 4:27 big bass, drum kit, fast fem vocal female vocal in English , wailing woodwind
****9: 4:15 folk rock, nice fem vocal , mid tempo. Marc Ribot e guitar
***10: 3:13 fem vocal/wail/chant, big drum, wailing clarinet
****11: 3:38 mid tempo, sultry throaty fem vocal in English. ***Jew's harp
***12: 3:35 fast deep woodwind drone, fast fem vocal/wail/chant
***13: 4:23 male vocal/storytelling, bowed strings woodwind guitar rock
***14: 2:56 slow to mid fem vocal/wail, pounding big percussion scratching? bowed strings & guitar
15: 2:49 mid tempo, fem vocal/wail/bowed strings
16: 1:36 slow fem voc, chorus, 5 sec fade
***17: 2:26 mid tempo to faster, breathy fem vocal &**** e guitar D  Farrell 11/2010

Track Listing
1.The Bird Of Rivers 9.Peace Without Peace
2.Bound And Turned Aside 10.Yavo Ha-Goel
3.Dying Bed 11.Early In The Morning
4.Malakha 12.Smamit
5.Hangman Devil Man 13.Demon Lover
6.Seven Spirits 14.Merduk Bat Banai
7.Yedidi 15.Da'ima
8.Oh Barren One 16.Handu Bat Makhlapta
 17.Too Bad