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Random Trouser Press Tuesday: BEASTS OF PARADISE

January 12, 2010

I have flat-out forgotten for a few weeks. Sorry ’bout that! Here it is!

BEASTS OF PARADISE

Nobody Knew the Time EP (City of Tribes) 1994
Gathered on the Edge (City of Tribes) 1995

Picture five musicians shadow dancing on a butterfly’s wings, and you’ll begin to understand the fragile grace of San Francisco’s Beasts of Paradise. Eda Maxym’s vocal incantations oscillate far above the earth, even as the multitude of instruments used to make the music flutter and spin span its far reaches. At the center are Nancy Kaspar’s double bass, Geoffrey Gordon’s exotic array of percussion and Stephen Kent’s didgeridoo-though it’s not as prominent as with his other outfit, Trance Mission. Combined, they create enough gravitational pull to balance Maxym’s drifting vocals and Barbara Imhoff’s feathery harp(…)

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I will be posting a random link from Trouser Press on every Tuesday until I just flat out forget.

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