BEVEL  |  Down the Puppet Strings, Marionettes




  1. Punch & Judy Reconnaissance
  2. Teas
  3. Steeple Drum
  4. Kitchen War Song
  5. From the Private Life of E Lear
  6. Last of the Pastoraly

A project that began in the early parts of 1998, Down the Puppet String, Marionettes is now being introduced for the first time since its original conception 6 years ago. Comprised of old and new songs diligently re-worked and re-recorded between 2001 & 2002, it also includes a chilling rendition of a Civil War-era traditional and a suitably deconstructed version of Donovan Leitch's 'Teas'.

Melodious and interwoven throughout this mini-album are the lull-like tones of Deanna Varagona's baritone sax exhalations. Sometimes an undulating piano line - played by Michael Krassner - can be heard punctuating against the textural rhythms tapped out by Gerald Dowd. Although only 19 minutes in length and operating in a stream of consciousness-like fashion, Down the Puppet String, Marionettes, captures a transitory world, whose bucolic plains & uncharted beaches are characteristic results as one awakens, diluted & immersed, such as from an afternoon reverie.

(JAG063 released: 01/20/04)

Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Boys Life by Small Black

Bunker Buster by Viet Cong

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Ur Life One Night by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Boston, MA - Northeastern University - Centennial commons (Outdoor Quad)

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