BEVEL  |  Down the Puppet Strings, Marionettes

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  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)

How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Higher by Lia Ices

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

S. Carey
St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway

Small Black
Atlanta, GA - The Earl

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