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Cyrillic Typewriter - French Door

Format: LP
Label: JAZ Records
Year: 2012
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: pop
Keyword: 
Value of Original Title: $20.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: British Columbia, 2010's, Canadian Jazz, Canadian Pop

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Dizzy & Blessed
As Their Children Slept
An Arrow Pointing In
Tangled Beard from San Francisco
Vato's Gold
The Great White Lodge
Gates of Steel

Side 2

Track Name
Boxing Arenas
Visions of Daniel
Just an Odd Jobs Man
Naked in Snow
Costigan's Manor - Pavillion's & Palaces
Paris Churchyard
Sunlight Underground

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Information/Write-up

The enigmatic pop sounds of Vancouver's THE CYRILLIC TYPEWRITER return with their sophomore effort French Door. Ostensibly a one-man band helmed by composer JAZON ZUMPANO (though the album credits only a certain "JZ"), the album is occasionally ornamented and illuminated by NATHANIEL SENFF’s belching, howling saxophone, and the drones of CHRISTINA RZEPA’s cello and MEGAN BRADFIELD’s double bass. Zumpano's former colleagues from Streethawk-era DESTROYER, DAN BEJAR and SCOTT MORGAN, also make impressive appearances. Inscrutable as ever, JZ's references and inspirations on French Door range from anthologist Colin Wilson's criminals, quacks, and esoteric men of mystery, to oblique mentions of minor characters from cult comic Love and Rockets, to a remarkably poignant, decelerated cover of Devo's “Gates of Steel.” From breezy to lurching to contemplative, French Door swings on its hinges and permits glimpses and glances through the vitrines, only to suddenly slam shut and resist interpretation. It never leaves its pop foundations, but is unpredictably punctuated with jarring percussion, chases down elusive and surprising hooks, and generally defies conventional indie rock form. Utterly unique, compulsively listenable, and obsessively obscure, this mystery band has perhaps never been seen together in public, but can be heard by a limited audience on this vinyl-only limited run of 160 hand-stamped LPs.

JZ: guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion, bass, vocals
Christina Rzepa: cello
Megan Bradfield: double bass
Nathaniel Senff: baritone sax
Scott Morgan: electronics on Paris Churchyard
Daniel Bejar: vocals on Visions of Daniel & Paris Churchyard

distributed by : Revolver USA (US) & Outside Music (Canada)

limited edition of 160 numbered copies available on vinyl only. buy it here: http://www.midheaven.com/item/french-door-by-cyrillic-typewriter-lp

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