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4.27 | 27 ratings | 2 reviews | 44% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Vermillion Hue Over Lake Lausanne (for Nimal) (6:05)
2. What makes you think this is a good place to bring a date? (3:04)
3. Les Funfs (3:39)
4. Jeanne-Marie (3:33)
5. The Breach (1:34)
6. Bur Di Lie Town So (4:21)
7. The Caspian (1:18)
8. Fanfare (0:44)
9. Vang Vang (4:22)
10. Bug 2: The History of the United States (4:06)
11. Tick Fever (2:29)
12. The Turn of Events (3:57)
13. The Carrot is a Hologram (1:44)
14. Drunken Penguin Tango (1:35)
15. The Cat Song (2:23)
16. A Reluctant Farewell (4:30)

Total Time: 49:24


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Line-up / Musicians

- Dave Willey / harmonium, accordians, melodica, keyboards, piano, electric bass, acoustic bass, guitarron, cheap electric guitar, nylon string guitar, mark's polkalele, jesse's bouzouki, general percussion, drum set, tin whistle, violin, propane hoses, tapes of tra
- Jon Stubbs / trombone, keyboards, piano, electronica, electric guitar, electric bass, percussion, jaw harp

Guest musicians:
- Carmel Kooros / voice
- Helena Winkerman / composer of first melody on 1
- Mark Harris / saxophones, flute, clarinet, recorder, pontification
- Mike Johnson / electric guitar, nylon string guitar, mandolin
- Mike Fitzmaurice / acoustic bass
- Raoul Rossiter / drums
- Greg LaLiberte / clarinet, bass clarinet
- Mark McCoin / drums
- Kent MacLagan / acoustic bass
- Jonathan Bangs / trumpet

Releases information

CD Cuneiform Records 146 (2001)

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HAMSTER THEATRE Carnival Detournement ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(44%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(30%)
Good, but non-essential (19%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
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4 stars Categorizing this kind of music would be a quite difficult task. This kind of music belong in fact to Rio/Avant from its folkish side, maybe as Samla, (not sure about that, that's what I feel right now), along with many more influences, rather to the old school and roots of progressive rock. C ... (read more)

Report this review (#81436) | Posted by ShW1 | Sunday, June 18, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars What can I say about this brilliant album, the best discovery of last year for me? (And there were a lot of them). They are progressive in the best sense of the word, not beholden to any cliché traditions of 70s progressive, but entirely open to many musical styles, which they juggle with t ... (read more)

Report this review (#68024) | Posted by RoyalJelly | Thursday, February 2, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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