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Studio Album, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ms. Lot (1:39)
2. Aish Ye Kdish (3:18)
3. Heaven Sitting Down (4:05)
4. Torso (4:40)
5. Esturlu (2:44)
6. Long Black Veil (4:42)
7. Street of Tubing (5:09)
8. Two Boys (2:27)
9. Rise (4:30)
10. Kaffe Turke (1:35)
11. Szerelem (4:27)
12. Lady Gay (7:01)
13. The Procedure and King Cobra (4:13)

Total Time 50:30


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Line-up / Musicians

- Dan Rathburn / bass
- Yoav Klein / bassoon
- Marika Hughes / cello,vocals
- Devin Hoff / double bass
- Juliet Lee / drums
- Wesley Anderson / drums
- Ishay Sommer / guitar, electronics
- Jewlia Eisenberg / harmonium, vocals
- Tim Barsky / human beatbox
- Roy Yarkoni / keyboards
- Nils Frykdahl / oud, vocals
- Carla Kihlstedt / violin
- Cynthia Taylor / vocals

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Rer USA 2005
Audio CD$9.04
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CHARMING HOSTESS Punch ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(67%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
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Review by snobb
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3 stars Third Charming Hostess' album is a bit different from previous two. With bigger accent on Jewish traditional music - from klezmer to Middle Eastern - it contains some pure acoustic songs, some world fusion and some quite energetic compositions,melting post-punk and klezmer in one straightforward brew.

Band's debut was so excellent by its quirky music - same or similar components (there were much more folklore elements - from Eastern European to Latino-Spanish) were precisely combined to acoustic jewelery. On this album band openly simplifies musical structure, often to klezmer-punk or world fusion. Team of musician are almost the same, so musicianship level is hardly lower, I believe it's just a different concept.

With all my love to Jewlia Eisenberg's musical projects, I must to mention this album still being quite interesting one made a serious trend to easier accessible music, and it's hardly for good.

Obviously less successful of all three first band's release, it's still contains some interesting moments. But I would recommend Jewlia Eisenberg's solo album Trislectic (2001) even better that Punch is.

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4 stars Charming Hostess third album is a great example of the "melodic" side of RIO showing in the 13 songs of this release very jazzy and proggy rhythmic sections but never losing the avant garde sense of music. Beside the powerful rhythmical work full of jazzy, prog and tribal sections, Charming H ... (read more)

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