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The Creatures In The Garden Of Lady Walton

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Cocodrillo (feat. Shara Worden)
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I Used to Do
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On the Edge (feat. Shara Worden)
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Red Seas
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The Owl of Love (feat. Shara Worden)
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Adages of Cleansing (feat. Shara Worden)
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Last Song (feat. Matt Berninger from The National)
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To Hugo
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Raise the Flag (feat. Shara Worden)
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We Were Here (feat. Sufjan Stevens and Shara Worden)
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 42:17

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03.02.10
Bolstered by indie-rock guest shots, Clogs make a modern madrigal
2010 | Label: Brassland

Terms like post-rock and post-classical (or indie classical) have been coined to attempt to locate bands like Clogs somewhere in the musical landscape. What would you make of this violin/guitar/bassoon/percussion quartet? Clogs is both an award-winning chamber music group (the annual Adventurous Programming award from Chamber Music America), and a "sister group" to top-drawer indie rock band the National: guitarist Bryce Dessner plays in both and violinist and vocalist and composer Padma Newsome often plays… read more »

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never heard anything quite like this

jeffersonh

This is unique. And that means good. A mix of choral music, new music, and indie rock (I think you would say.) Great stuff.

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this will take a few listens..

fulofunk

some songs were good after the first listen, but some of the vocals became irritating.

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A whole album of greatness

mgelfo

I put on this album (my first listen to Clogs) and was blown away. I listened all the way through and enjoyed the whole thing. It's good music, done well, and though it is intelligent it is entirely unpretentious. 5 stars to clogs!

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Great Introduction to Clogs

Dalton31

To be honest, I was excited about this release because I am a huge fan of My Brightest Diamond, and was looking forward to Shara Worden’s vocals. Worden is as fantastic as usual, and the music is breathtaking. Every single song is a joy to listen to. I’m definitely going to look into Clogs’ other albums after listening to this one. Five out of five stars.

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Indie Chamber Rock

Evil.2win

Roll down your car windows, blast this latest from 'Clogs' at full volume and see how many hot Renaissance Faire chicks come a-leaping your way. You'll be that cool.

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The Clogs fifth full-length release builds on the avant-garde chamber ensemble’s foundation of kaleidoscopic, indie-classical instrumentals by adding equally unpredictable lyrics and vocals. Multi-instrumentalist Padma Newsome, who composed all of the songs during a 2005 residency at Italy’s botanical island paradise, Giardini La Mortella, has crafted a typically labyrinthine and cinematic collection of disparate melodies that draw inspiration from wells all over the world. The quartet is aided in this venture by a trio of guest vocalists including Sufjan Stevens and Matt Berninger (The National), but more specifically, opera singer-turned indie rocker Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), who appears on six of the ten songs that make up Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton. Like all Clogs releases, Lady Walton defies simple description. There are moments of impossible beauty (“Owl of Love”), dense, but structured dissonance (“Adages of Cleansing”), and of course, whimsical, classically minded, indie folk (“On the Edge”), that when consumed all together, feel like a perfectly executed mash-up of Aaron Copland, Dead Can Dance, Bill Frisell, and Shirley Collins. – James Christopher Monger

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