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Fanfare in the Garden

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Download links and information about Fanfare in the Garden by Essential Logic. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 35 tracks with total duration of 02:19:38 minutes.

Artist: Essential Logic
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 35
Duration: 02:19:38
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Aerosol Burns 2:02
2. Quality Crayon Wax O.K. 3:13
3. The Order Form 5:56
4. Shabby Abbott 3:46
5. Wake Up 3:05
6. Albert 4:58
7. World Friction 3:33
8. Collecting Dust 5:00
9. Popcorn Boy 3:04
10. Music is a Better Noise 4:00
11. Tame the Neighbors 3:00
12. Moontown 3:59
13. Fanfare in the Garden 3:07
14. Brute Fury 3:56
15. Rat Alley 3:38
16. Martian Man 4:23
17. Pedigree Charm 4:10
18. Crystal Gazing 4:57
19. Wonderful Offer 3:07
20. Hiss and Shake 5:19
21. Horrible Party 3:52
22. On the Internet 3:28
23. Barbie Be Happy 3:45
24. No More Fiction 3:03
25. Not Me 4:39
26. Under the Great City 4:50
27. Love Eternal 4:49
28. The Beautiful and the Damned 4:41
29. Marika 3:38
30. Soul 4:02
31. Stay High 6:02
32. Stereo 3:32
33. Born in Flames 3:34
34. Do You Believe in Christmas? 3:28
35. Essential Logic 4:02

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Consider Fanfare in the Garden another debt paid by Kill Rock Stars, the label that did another admirable thing two years prior with their reissue of Kleenex/Liliput. Just as crucial as that release, if not more so, Fanfare in the Garden takes its own place as an unassailable piece of post-punk history. If there's any group that exemplified the biting lyrics/fun sounds combination that several post-punk bands made their stock-in-trade, it's Essential Logic, a band centered around ex-X-Ray Spex saxophonist Lora Logic. Logic and her bandmates whipped up an alarming squall, made all the more unique by the leader's sax squonks and equally frantic vocals, which are prone to wild shifts of pitch and tone — from chirps to yelps, from swoops to flutters — that regularly find ways to contort traditional pronunciations. Logic's phonetic spelling of "aerosol burns," for instance, would look something like "ayyr-O-sawl burr-URNZ." Like a lot of their peers — early Scritti Politti, the Pop Group, the Slits, Liliput, the Raincoats — they sound incredibly tight one moment and then sound as if they're quickly marching toward the brink of unraveling. Nearly every song is a trebly buzz filled with jerky rhythms and dissonant screeches — qualities bred by an exhilarating form of feral oomph. With all that said, Fanfare in the Garden is far from thorough and picks some questionable material for inclusion. While the bulk of the band's lone album, two EPs, and several singles are provided, this was the perfect chance to put the entirety of those releases back into circulation. And though some of Logic's early solo material is welcomed — particularly the relatively tame but delightful 1981 single "Wonderful Offer" — much of the space on the second disc is occupied by inferior, albeit decent, late-'90s recordings. Regardless, the compilation is unskippable.