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Voices in the Fog

  • 1. Sarah Jane, Pt. 2
    2. I Know
    3. Telepathic Birdcalls
    4. Drive-In
    5. Fall in Love
    6. Waitress and Sailor
    7. Where Did We Go Wrong?
    8. Neptune's Daughter
    9. Second Hand
    10. Sunday Is Over
    11. You're Both Alone
    12. Stormy Weather
    13. I'm in Love With a Ghost
    14. Moon Patrol
    15. Little Old Me
    16. Roller-Coaster
    17. You Don't Know
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 136

  • Credits
    EngineerClarity; Calvin Johnson

    Personnel: Dennis Driscoll (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, chimes, musical saw); Khaela Maricich, Mirah (vocals); Chris Sutton (bass guitar); Heather Dunn (drums).
    Recording information: Astoria, OR (09/1999-10/2001); Dub Narcotic (09/1999-10/2001); Ilusco (09/1999-10/2001); Olympia, WA (09/1999-10/2001).
    Dennis Driscoll is the sort of tireless young singer/songwriter who's always writing -- or at least it seems that way. If all of his songs aren't equally well developed, neither would any qualify as mere throwaways (which can't be said about most artists who are as prolific). Voices in the Fog, his third full-length, is a 17-song folk-pop affair that weaves influences from Nick Drake ("Sarah Jane, Pt. 2") to Heavenly ("Drive-In") to Beat Happening ("Fall in Love"). His voice wavers at times, the drumming occasionally veers off the beat, and "Where Did We Go Wrong," in particular, sounds as if it were recorded off a scratchy record, but these "flaws" -- which may well be intentional -- only add to the homespun charm that is Voices in the Fog (which was produced by K Records honcho and lo-fi enthusiast Calvin Johnson). Guest musicians include fellow Olympians Mirah, Katy Davidson (Dear Nora), Khaela Maricich (the Blow), DJ K.O. (IQU) -- who adds theremin to the fanciful "Moon Patrol" -- and Heather Dunn and Chris Sutton from Dub Narcotic Sound System. The CD edition includes a music video for "Drive-In" and an interview. ~ Kathleen C. Fennessy

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