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Friday, September 12, 2008

Dragontears Finishes Second Album

The Baby Woodrose side project called Dragontears has just finished the recordings of their second album, entitled "Tambourine Freak Machine". The release date is set for for November 17 and it will be available as LP/CD and download. As a teaser it is now possible to listen to the song "Sunrise" on the Bad Afro MySpace.

The album is musically quite similar to the first - 2000 Micrograms From Home from 2007 - but the band used a larger amount of electronics and the eternal quest for hallucinatory experimentation has made the music span a slightly wider range, transcending musical styles like neofolk, psychedelic, space rock and electronica. Hell, it must be the first album in 20 years to include a bona fide drum solo!

Dragontears has a fluent line-up and this time around it includes:

Lorenzo Woodrose - vocals, guitars, organs, jug and piano (Baby Woodrose)
Fuzz Daddy - drums, percussion, tablabox and cellphone (Baby Woodrose)
The Moody Guru - bass, tambourabox and pianostrings (Baby Woodrose)
Manoj Ramdas - Theremin, Musicbox and circuit bending (ex-Raveonettes, Spektr)
Janine Neble - vocals and Red Fiddle Finger (Alive with Worms)
The Hobbit - guitars, Roland R66, and space echo (On Trial, Spids Nøgenhat)
Aron - Guitars, drone, and feedback (Aron, Spids Nøgenhat, ex-On Trial)
Ralph A. Rjeily - tape treatments, FX Chain, and psychedelic patchbay
The Twilight Princess - Chinese flute and vibes

The tracklist includes the ten minute drug fantasy “The River,” which involves an impressive eight verses of illuminated spiritual delerium (and is not a Bruce Springsteen cover). Also, another eight verses of righteous anger and loathing in “Masters of War,” which is in fact a Bob Dylan cover. Other highlights are a 16 minute dark hypnotic journey titled “The Freedom Seed,” which features Danish punk diva Janine Neble from Alive with Worms - and the electronic experimental track “Dreamweaver 2,” which features delicately noisy circuit bends from ex-Raveonettes Manoj Ramdas, absolutely molesting an out of date drum machine and some Japanese toy keyboard.

Bad Afro Records
Kronborggade 7, Kld th.
2200 Copenhagen N

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