new to stock as of
january 24th, 2006
|misra (usa) #msr 01 cd|
bablicon “in a different city” compact disc
- the green line
- agustus syphilus
- blue line pt. 2
- francis locrius
- chunks of syrup amidst plain yoghurt
- at the birthday party
- pictor’s metamorphoses
- 2 birds (1 wing)
- oodles of noodles
|debut album by bablicon from fall of 1999...|
|bablicon was formed in chicago in 1996 by the diminisher (dave mcdonnell), marta tennae (jeremy barnes), and blue hawaii (griffin rodriguez). each member is a writer, as well as an improviser. plus each member can play an arsenal of instruments.|
in a different city, their first album, has both material which is highly composed and wholly improvised. it was recorded by the band in an abandoned machine shop. the roar of chicago's elevated train (whose tracks ran only a few feet away from the shop's walls) continually interrupted the proceedings.
after completing the album, dave worked on finishing his degree in music composition, and griffin set out to india to study the veena, a south indian relative of the sitar. jeremy went on tour in europe with neutral milk hotel, and spent time living there as well.
in may of 1999, the band got together again for the first realization of its "painticons." 400 blank lp covers were placed on the floor and painted by the audience while the band performed. these covers were then used for the vinyl version of in a different city. the record was released in the us by misra and in the uk by pickled egg.
june 2000 saw the release of the orange tapered moon ep. the main bulk of the recordings were done in a long, late night session at the wfmu studios in new jersey in november 1999 with more additions/edits done at home. again all the lp covers were hand-painted.
the group's third record, a flat inside a fog, the cat that was a dog, was released in june 2001. after its recording, dave went off to study in china and jeremy took up residence in france. griffin began work on his new project, icy demons (the record was released on cloud recordings in 2004).