A tenth and possibly final iteration of paradise in which we learn that hermits are not alone in thinking that they're special. Music imagined along the narrowing path to death for test audience disapproval.
A stage for the now and neve rafter rendered in sponge and rubber bands with music written and performed by Santa Sprees, Anthony Dolphin and Kazuko Dolphin with Graham Darnell (rembetiko death banjo on ‘Visiting Hours Are Over’) & David Fair (co-writer of the lyric on ‘Harper’s Goldfish’).
Recorded upon Hillside Bamboo in Dartmouth between the 2nd of August, 2020 & the 21st of May, 2021. Church door and organ recorded at the Church of The Holy Rood, Ampney Crucis. Speech fragments from Shirley MacLaine, Robert Bresson & Vladimir Nabokov.
You can make your own fanfare for tonsils with six coloured sponges, thirty two elastic bands, eight pieces of white card, eight sheets of Japanese paper, a lamp, a camera, a microphone, a sixteen-track recorder, two human voices, a radical tonsillectomy, drums with felt beaters and sticks, kitchen bowls, shakers, wood blocks, finger cymbals, sleigh bells, wooden wind chimes, a church door, a glockenspiel, a mouth harp, a bamboo flute, a plastic c-tuned recorder, a bombarde, a plastic soprano saxophone, a kazoo, a membranophone, an ocarina, an electric guitar with at least five strings, a distortion pedal, a friend's banjo, a rubber band bass, a rubber band koto, a church organ, a monophonic synthesizer, and a keyboard with synthetic piano, celeste and pipe, reed and other vital organs.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The Anglo-Japanese band Santa Sprees have been advancing the art of unpopular song since 1994. Making questionable progress from the low-skilled, no-fidelity, no wave of their earliest cassettes to the largely futile primitive avant-bubblegum of today, releasing ten collections to date on a trail of defunct labels and media.
“I love their sound. It is so a sound that I love and the type of band that I find way more interesting than category bands that melt down to the same thing. I’ve always loved music but this makes me excited about it again” David Fair, Half Japanese "I am proud of the comparison to Santa Sprees" Tori Kudo, Maher Shalal Hash Baz
"The delightful Santa Sprees. I love their music! They are defiantly different and it always cheers me up" John Russell, Mopomoso
“I love this band. It kind of sounds like The Frogs if The Frogs weren’t into T-Rex but into 10cc and Wings…I don’t know if that sounds appropriate or not but… this is a pretty unusual band.” Brian Turner, WFMU
TRACK LISTING1. In Frost Sandals 0:54
2. The Gulf Between Us 2:16
3. Know Your Place (In Hell) 1:57
4 . Save Yourself 3:50
5. Fanfare For Tonsils 1:13
6. Outside Prison 0:37
7. Cloud Bisected At Horizon Then France 2:11
8. Heavy Hint 1 28
9. Harper’s Goldfish 2:50
10. Fell In The Well 1 51
11. Bracelet Paste Thinly 0:20 12. Her Dad’s A Mason 2:29
13 . Tenth Iteration Of Paradise 1 48
14. It’s No Coincidence 2 59
15. Of Free Will 0 :55
16. Someone Else’s Wedding 2:14
17. Not Us I Don’t Trust 0 :52
18. See July In Mirror & Mirror 3:24
1 9 . High On The Spring 0:56
20 . Rex Is A Day With Fleas 0:14
2 1 Nell Becomes A Witness 3:08
22. Wooden Cross Funds Pending 1:36
23. Coma, Semi-Cologne 0:09
24. My Life Coach Is Dead 1:11
25. Only Younger 0:48
26. Bereavement Office Closed Wednesday 0:58
27. Near Death Inexperience 1:20
28. The Old Oak Is Sawdust 5:15
29. Warm Exchange Of Tear Gas Anecdotes 0:24
30. The Failing Body Beside You 3:29
31. Fear Of Four 0:38
32. Visiting Hours Are Over 1:26
3333. Run Wild When I’m Gone 4:38
34. Narrowing Path 1:09
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