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Songs by Martin Warren (c) 2005 (SOCAN/BMI)
THE SLATE was
digitally recorded in May and June of 2005, and contains a few songs
written over the previous three years of hiatus as well as some new
ones. THE SLATE has more variety than any previous effort since the
mid-'90's Taste of Blood and Thaw, both in terms of the song styles and overall sound.
title track has the familiar high-intensity Dylanesque approach of 2000-2001 work, but that's where that
particular similarity ends. 'Tangier' is an escapist interlude
with weird piano. 'Attic Blues' is kinda like solo John Phillips meets
quiet but gloomy Darklands-era Jesus & Mary Chain. 'Cappuccino
Radio' has an early Cohen-style simmering rage to it, I have been told.
Tommy's Brains', another dream-story in the vein of 'The Guest
House' from ONE BOWLFULL; this time with more of a psychedelic goth
thing to it and a spooky ending. 'Groundhog' is an
acoustic punk lament about a groundhog rotting in a living room.
'Orangutan Repossessed' is a diatribe against 'joiners', and
has some muttering to it.
Why all the animal titles? God knows!
There are several instrumentals throughout this CD which give the lyrics a chance to settle first.
SONGS:The Slate (version 1) , Tangier, Attic Blues, May Your Prophecies Never End, Anteater (instrumental), Sushi &
Tommy's Brains, Groundhog, Orangatan Reposessed, Cappuccino Radio,
Chungking Itinerary (instrumental), Equation (instrumental), Tangier
(Reprise), The Slate(v 2)