Improvised Music from Japan / Discography


Heron King Blues

(Thrill Jockey Records/Headz, THRILL-JP 9/HEADZ 17) (Japan) (CD)

  1. Wingbone (3:43)
  2. Trick Bird (5:54)
  3. Sawtooth Sung a Cheater's Song (7:41)
  4. Apple (5:07)
  5. Lion and Bee (3:32)
  6. 2 Sisters Drunk On Each Other (4:54)
  7. Heron King Blues (14:53)
  8. Outro (3:22)
  9. I Walk on Gilded Splinters (7:40)

Track 9 is a bonus track included in the Japanese edition only.

All songs written by Tim Rutili, except:
Track 2, by Joe Adamik, Jim Becker, Michael Krassner, Ben Massarella, and Tim Rutili
Track 4, by Ben Massarella, Tim Rutili, Phil Spirito, and Ken Brown
Tracks 6 and 7, by Joe Adamik, Jim Becker, Ben Massarella, and Tim Rutili
Track 8, by Joe Adamik, Jim Becker, Brent Green, Tim Rutili, and Wil Hendricks
Track 9, by Dr. John

Tim Rutili: vocals, guitars, piano, Wurlitzer, Casio, keyboards, slide bass, steel drum, loops
Ben Massarella: hand drum, percussion, drums, drum machine
Jim Becker: fretless banjo, treated piano, organ, plucked Turkish violin, vocals, guitar, piano, loops, violin, banjo
Joe Adamik: loop, percussion, Shinai reed, organ matryx, drums, organ, thumb piano, pump organ, tremoloa, horns, treated piano
Michael Krassner: organ matryx, guitar, electronics
Wil Hendricks: Casio, piano, organ, bass
Fred Lonberg Holm: cello
Ken Brown: oRSo loops
Phil Spirito: oRSo action
Brent Green: piano

Produced by Michael Krassner and Califone, June 2-16, 2003
Recorded and mixed at Clava / 4 Deuces by Michael Krassner, except track 4, recorded by Graeme Gibson
Layout and design by Mike Hinds
Photos by Elisa Green and Chris Strong
Includes liner notes in Japanese by Akifusa Oda

Released in January 2004