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Oh Perilous World

  • 1. 1816, The Year Without a Summer
    2. Choose Me for Champion
    3. Cage in a Cave
    4. Incident in a Medical Clinic
    5. Draconian Crackdown
    6. Child Soldier Rebellion
    7. Oh Bring Back the Egg Unbroken
    8. Old Yellowcake Breaking News
    9. In Old Yellowcake
    10. We Stay Behind
    11. A Retinue of Moons/The Infidel Is Me: A Retinue Of Moons / The Infidel Is Me
    12. Pruning, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 263003

  • Credits
    ProducerCharlie Campbell; Melora Creager; Melora Creager; Charlie Campbell

    Rasputina: Melora Creager, Jonathon Tebeest, Sarah Bowman.
    Personnel: Melora Creager (vocals, dulcimer, cello, recorder); Jonathon Tebeest (vocals, piano, drums, percussion); Sarah Bowman (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Dae Bennett.
    Recording information: Clubhouse, Rhinebeck, NY; Soundcheck Republic, Chatham, NY.
    Rasputina's OH PERILOUS WORLD refines and extends singer, cellist, lyricist, and leader Melora Creager's dark-hued mix of gothy 4AD Records-style dream pop and 1970s progressive rock into perhaps her most personal and emotional album yet. Like many albums of its time and place, OH PERILOUS WORLD can be read as a commentary on the Iraq War, the general spectre of terrorism, the misery of Hurricane Katrina, and other worries of the day.
    Uncharacteristically, Creager's lyrics are intimately entwined with public thought, politics, and moral questions on songs like "Child Soldier Rebellion," "Incident in a Medical Clinic," and the two-part "In Old Yellowcake." Indeed, sometimes Creager sounds like she wrote the lyrics almost verbatim from the daily paper. Underneath, her trademark dreamy/spooky carnival-like tunes shiver underneath her alluringly chilly voice, making OH PERILOUS WORLD a worthy successor to Rasputina's earlier work while exploring new arenas.

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "This is Creager's most ambitious to date....The music pitches up in some strange hinterland equidistant from Joanna Newsom and Mercury Rev..."
    CMJ (p.46) - "WORLD only reinforces singer/cellist Melora Creager's bid as one of the more creative songwriters of the past decade."
    Kerrang (Magazine) (p.48) - "[T]he three-piece play a hybrid of chamber music and twisted rock, their cellos alternately deep and melodious or distorted enough to pass as droning guitars."
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