Comments of inner chorus (CD)

Format: CD
Label: Talitres records
Ref: TAL-028
Date: 2007
total time 42:32

11.90 €

01. Hanged
02. Woodcat
03. Wind Up Bird
04. Red And Green
05. Stories
06. Jenny Again
07. Man In The Box
08. Jay Down
09. It's Because...We've Got Hair
10. Sweet William
11. Engine Room


Duo à l'origine (Mike Lindsay / production, guitare et Sam Genders / chant, guitare), TUNNG prend racine à Londres en 2003. Un studio aménagé dans le sous sol d'une boutique de fripes de Soho devient rapidement le lieu de leurs expérimentations ; recherches sonores, permutation des instruments, appropriation des idées de l'autre.
Un premier album 'Mother's Daughter And Other Songs' (Static Caravan, 2005) unanimement salué en Angleterre, une œuvre à la croisée de Four Tet, Boards Of Canada et de Devendra Banhart, propulse la formation sur le devant de la scène.
Leur nouvel opus 'Comments Of The Inner Chorus' creuse ce même sillon, et fruit d'une collaboration avec de nouveaux musiciens, installe durablement TUNNG dans notre paysage musical. Un chant de velours, un folk traditionnel à l'instrumentation classique, dans lequel s'insèrent touches d'électroniques, beats organiques et collages sonores ('folktronica').



The Independent, 19th May 2006
The half-breed form known as "folktronica" is a sort of musical cyborg that many have unsuccessfully tried to master, from Momus - who invented the term - to more recent exponents on the fringes of the nu-folk movement.
The best of these is surely Tunng, who here have balanced the bricolage of glitchy clicks, electronic tones, typewriter taps and sampled sounds with a phantasmagorical, fairy-tale songwriting approach that accentuates the music's folksy roots.
In "Woodcat", a girl is magically turned into a hare for breaking some unwritten local law, and her boyfriend seeks the same transformation so he can be reunited with her. "The Wind-Up Bird" becomes a girl's "new muse/ it made front-page news", the song's pizzicato backdrop adding an eccentric texture to the bed of guitar and strings. A theme of fictive fantasy and metamorphosis seems to link the songs, the allure of storytelling underlined by the typewriter clicking away behind "Jenny Again" and the sampled fragments of childrens' hour telly laid over the fingerstyle guitar of "Stories". It's like Jackanory read by The Incredible String Band. Are you sitting comfortably?
Andy Gill (4 stars)

Time Out, 15th May 2006
If King Creosote is the amiable godfather of twisted folk and José González the clean-cut older brother, then Tunng are the messy and artful younger sibling. Tinkering with technology and inspired by ‘The Wicker Man’ and Pentangle, they write fragile, groovesome and sun-kissed songs about girls turning into hares. This one’s better than last year’s debut, with a focus on the song: the movie samples, glitches and clattering percussion (teeth and toenails!) providing finishing touches rather than a distraction.
Chris Parkin (4 stars)

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