MP3 J.C. & Anphibius - Deathbed Recollections
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13 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Crooners/Vocals, POP: Quirky
The wit of Noel Coward, the tortured textures of Leonard Cohen, and the fragile melancholy of Nick Drake all combine in J.C.'s tales of love, lost love, and self-love. Pianist and co-writer Anphibius weaves arabesques of smoke and sunlight from the keys or practices a mesmerizing minimalism, leaving plenty of space for listeners to contemplate their own sins.
Soothing and melodic, sophisticated yet tender, and sprinkled with humor, the duo will make you feel as if you're in your own sitting room sipping cognac.
Five European tours have yielded mounting enthusiasm. The duo performs regularly in venues in England, France, Switzerland, Denmark, and The Netherlands. In New York, the band's home base, venues have included The Mercury Lounge, The Knitting Factory, Joe's Pub, Fez, and other clubs.
Deathbed Recollections collects 13 songs and adds some special seasonings to the band's intimate live sound, including cello, theremin, and drums and trumpet by Ladybug Transistor members San Fadyl and Gary Olson.
"A true treasure full of intimacy and emotion...An autumnal, velvety record of great beauty."
--emoRAGEi Magazine (Canada)
"J.C. croons romantically over torch-lit classical chamber piano ...darkly shadowed and tormenting... [Anphibius' piano] is a narcotic carillon... that oscillates between chamber spirituality and 60's radio pop."
--Jack Rabid, The Big Take-Over
"A strong, daunting pop album that will have indie rockers in tears and fans of mature songwriting smiling."
--Alex Steininger, In Music We Trust
"Enchanting....Stark and sincere, these guys obviously know what they're doing. This is an impressively mature batch of tunes."
"Yes, these guys do have their tongues in their cheeks. But that doesn't stop these dark, strangely hooky songs from sounding awfully serious...Anyone who likes both Schubert and the Swans will be sure to find a place on his or her shelf for this befuddling little gem of an album."
--Rick Anderson, The All-Music Guide
"Deathbed Recollections, distinguished by a musicality more classic and refined than most Amer-indie recordings, would sound like a forgotten old favorite to a fan of Leonard Cohen or Nick Cave. J. C.'s lightly intoxicated, gently somber bon vivant character smoothly croons paeans to love and ladies and whatever other interests guys who wear smoking jackets have."
--Delusions of Adequacy E-zine
Experiencing J.C. & Anphibius may not change your life. The only guarantee is that every song will tell a story.
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