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  • Jeffrey Butzer - The Garden Of Scissors Jeffrey Butzer - The Garden Of Scissors

    Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 5:45PM / Standard Album / Lona Records
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  • Jeffrey Butzer - The Garden Of Scissors Jeffrey Butzer - The Garden Of Scissors

    Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 5:45PM / Standard Album / Lona Records
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    Jeffrey Bützer - The Garden Of Scissors


    It is an all too rare and precious kind of sound that reminds the listener how it was to be a child. It's even more rare when that sound can, in the same stroke, feel both immediate and new, suited in resonances that go beyond simple reminiscence and into revelation. And yet, with 'The Garden of Scissors,' the second full-length album from American composer Jeffrey Butzer from Lona Records, there is no single phrase among its 26 songs that does not radiate some wonderfully strange light. Taking off from where his acclaimed first record 'She Traded Her Leg' began, Jeffrey continues in his knack for the infectious melodic heart that makes up the backbone of his compositions, elucidating each therein with his impressive array of instrumentation including piano, accordion, organ, melodica, guitar, and more. Also notable is the addition of the beautiful vocals of Sanni Baumgartner of Dancer vs Politican on several tracks, whose incantatory German intoning gifts the record with a sultry mystique that in collaboration with Butzer's masterful layering become reminiscent of both Serge Gainsbourg and Ennio Morricone. Composed as a soundtrack for an also Butzer-penned screenplay of the same name, 'The Garden of Scissors' throughout maintains, by turns, tones of Jeunet, Cocteau, and Tati. At times delicate and enchanting as on 'Broken Clock Waltz,' other times more evocative of the haunted or surreal, as with the album's brilliant noir-Western-tinged second act in four pieces, titled 'Suit of Flies,' the whole of the album remains end-to-end enchanted, stuffed for every inch with light "light that might open doors inside your body" light that will surely, in time, make you young.


    Jeffrey Bützer: piano, accordions, toy pianos, toy accordion, chord organ, organ, melodica, glockenspiel, electric piano, acoustic and electric guitars, drums and percussion
    Sanni Baumgartner: vocals
    P.w. Shelton: banjo, bass

    Music written and produced by Jeffrey Bützer
    Lyrics by Sanni Baumgartner
    Additional recording and vocals recorded at Subhollow Studio by Justin Curfman
    Engineered by Claire Lodge
    Mastered by Nerve
    Photos and layout by Luciano Gerianno

    ACT 1
    01. The Garden of Scissors
    02. A Popular French Hairstyle (vocal)
    03. Theme For a Tailor
    04. These Branches Are Not For Thee
    05. Blue Ink Tears (vocal)
    06. House Made of Cake
    07. Theme For a Seamstress
    08. Broken Clock Waltz
    09. Invitation
    10. Lucy 5's Egg
    11. Disappearing Language (vocal)
    12. Toy Parade
    13. Woolgatherer
    14. Bicycle Eater
    15. Valse 2 (vocal)
    16. The Whale in the Hotel Room

    ACT 2
    17-20. Suit of Flies: 1-4

    ACT 3
    21. A Popular French Hairstyle (instrumental)
    22. Blue Ink Tears (instrumental)
    23. Disappearing Language (instrumental)
    24. Valse 2 (instrumental)
    25. House Made of Cake (solo organ)
    26. The Garden of Scissors (solo piano)

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    other stores in Hong Kong:

    ACO / Cat Store / CD Warehouse / Kubrick / MCCM Bookshop / Music Nation / Zoo Records

  • Red (A 3CD Compilation) Red (A 3CD Compilation)

    Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 3:02PM / Standard Album
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    Locd49r - Various Artists - Red (3CD)

    RED is the first compilation of Lona Records' Color Series.

    RED is a massive 3-CD compilation
    (including 28 pages A5 size booklet)
    that goes beyond genre and pigeon holes. In RED, Lona Records invited 16 pioneering Chinese sound artists and musicians from China, Hong Kong and overseas to present their interpretation on the color red.

    The result is a radical and eclectic mix of experimental sounds, extreme noises, and atmospheric instrumentations.

    RED是香港獨立音樂廠牌Lona Records的首張合輯。




    Ibid (A. Duncan + Xper.Xr) (倫敦) / 顏峻 (北京) / Torturing Nurse (上海) / 李劍鴻 (杭洲) / 王長存 (杭洲) / 白天 (成都) / Ronez (桂林) / ZenLu (深圳) / Alok (香港) / Fathmount (香港) / KWC (香港) / No One Pulse (香港) / Sin:Ned (香港) / VSOP (香港) / Wilson Tsang (香港) / 檢德大厦(香港)

    01. Li Jianghong - Red (0:39)
    02. Yan Jun - Re(a)d Garden, Sound Forks In The Rain (9:53)
    03. No One Pulse - Re-edit (6:28)
    04. Zenlu - Sunset (4:18)
    05. Wilson Tsang - black FLIGHT AT red NIGHT (3:38)
    06. Wilson Tsang - red FLIGHT AT black NIGHT (6:07)
    07. Kim Tak Building - V05 (6:05)
    08. Alok - Plain Red (10:00)
    09. VSOP - Noble Savage (04:53)

    01. Yan Jun - Bastille Red Face (0:59)
    02. Sin:Ned - M (15:34)
    03. Bai Tian - Red (6:40)
    04. KWC - Hometone (19:26)
    05. Wang Changcun - Dream Receiver (4:38)
    06. Fathmount - Part 1 (21:14)

    01. Torturing Nurse - Spoken Word (0:36)
    02. Ibid (A. Duncan / Xper.Xr.) - Chinese Red Pussy (2:25)
    03. Ronez - The Color Of Feedbacks (5:53)
    04. VSOP's - Interlude (00:28)
    05. Li Jianghong - World Of Sand (16:05)
    06. Torturing Nurse - Red Light Red (28:12)



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