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Dessa (of Doomtree): Castor, The Twin

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    Product Details

    • Release Date: Oct 4, 2011
    • Record Label: Doomtree Records
    • Barcode: 707541377195
    • Item #: DMTR30CD
    • Weight: 3 oz

    Summary

    Castor, The Twin is an 11-song project that was recorded entirely with live players for a somber, elegant, and organic effect. Ten of the songs have been previously released on other Doomtree projects; the eleventh is the chilling and beautiful advance single from Dessa's next full-length, due 2012. On Castor, The Twin, original Doomtree production from Paper Tiger, Lazerbeak, Marshall Larada, and Cecil Otter is reinterpreted on vibraphone, grand piano, viola, mandolin, stand-up bass, and timpani. The album was conceived during Dessa's Into The Spin Tour-the first tour she'd done with her live trio (Sean McPherson, Dustin Kiel, and Joey Van Phillips). Audiences responded so well to their inventive re-arrangements, and the nuance of their performances, that the new treatments seemed to warrant capturing.

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    1. 551 (Live Arrangement)
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    2. Kites (Live Arrangement)
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    3. Mineshaft (Live Arrangement)
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    4. The Chaconne (Live Arrangement)
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    5. Into The Spin (Live Arrangement)
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    6. Dixon's Girl (Live Arrangement)
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    7. The Crow (Live Arrangement)
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    8. Alibi (Live Arrangement)
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    9. Palace (Live Arrangement)
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    10. Mineshaft 2 (Live Arrangement)
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    11. The Beekeeper
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    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/20/2014 10:38:00 AM; Partial IP: 2.0.35.104)
    Location: Houston, TX
    Comment: I've really liked this album since it originally came out on CD. The live arrangements really give new life to the songs. My favorites would be Mineshaft, Dixon's Girl, Palace, and Beekeeper. Great record as usual.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/15/2014 4:00:00 PM; Partial IP: .232.30.80)
    Location: lorain, oh
    Comment: Dessa at her best! This is the place to start if you're planning to check out her music. Taking cuts from her "False Hopes" EP and "Badly Broken Code" LP and recording them with the live, jazzier arrangements. Dessa's lyrics are deep & thought provoking. Her voice is angelic when she sings and stinging when she MCs. Excellent album!
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 4/6/2014 1:49:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az
    Comment: I can't fuck with this bullshit!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 10/18/2011 9:46:00 AM; Partial IP: 229.214.31)
    Location: miami
    Comment: great album....Dessa is underrated...
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