Saturday, February 14, 2009
Comic Book Opera - s/t LP
I think it was Rainy Day Sponge who requested this one a while ago.
The Comic Book Opera LP is one of the releases on the Insight label, run by Eric Cope of Glorious Din. It's also quite different from the other releases. Most of these like the Glorious Din albums and the Spahn Ranch LP, have a bit of a darker, gloomy atmosphere. Comic Book Opera are an instrumental band with an experimental and jazzy edge. Some pieces also have an Eastern feel. Not something I usual listen to but it's a nice listen in fact. Sometimes it gets a bit too 'free jazz', especially with the saxophone.
I think Connie (saxophones, funeral horn) and Jesse Walkershaw (bass) are the core members of the band. Other members play drums, keyboards, guitar, cheesy organ and tabla.
For other Insight releases:
Glorious Din - Closely Watched Trains
Glorious Din - Leading Stolen Horses
Spahn Ranch - Thickly Settled
V/A To Sell Kerosene Door To Door
Comic Book Opera LP (Insight/The Laryngitis Label-L-30480-1988)
1. James Bond In Moscow
2. Taksim From Hell
3. No Pity
4. Uptown Cowboy
6. Keep Myself
7. Death March Of The Homely Ants
8. Flat Cigarette
9. Children Of The Night
Comic Book Opera