Bischoff, Jherek / Composed
Album: Composed   Collection:General
Artist:Bischoff, Jherek   Added:Jun 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-09-07 Pull Date: 2012-11-09
Week Ending: Oct 28 Oct 21 Oct 14 Oct 7 Sep 30 Sep 23 Sep 16 Sep 9
Airplays: 2 2 3 4 3 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 22, 2023: Music Casserole
Insomnia, Death And The Sea, Counting
4. Nov 08, 2013: Fight or Flight
The Secret Of The Machines, Eyes
2. Feb 25, 2017: Music Casserole
The Secret Of The Machines
5. Oct 11, 2013: Fight or Flight
3. Aug 30, 2014: Music Casserole
Insomnia, Death And The Sea
6. Oct 04, 2013: Fight or Flight
The Nest

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-09-02
ORCHESTRAL ROCK- Jherek Bischoff wrangles up a group of incredible musicians-- David Byrne, Nels Cline, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Dawn McCarthy (Faun Fables), and Carla Bozulich among them-- to craft a set of rich, ornate rock pieces. Oh, and he’s got a whole orchestra behind him too, which makes every song feel grandiose, but it’s never overdone. This should be at the top of the charts. Indie rock lovers, non-snobby experimental types, and anyone else with a heart will find something to love here. No FCC’s detected.

Track reviews inside. Every track is fantastic, although my favorites are 3, 4, 7, and 9.

(All but 1 have vocals)

1. Short but grand instrumental intro. Just strings. Play with 2.
2. Sweet, free-spirited tune. Soaring strings and vox. (Byrne)
3. Sparser, experimental. Woodwind flourishes contrast with a tense, sometimes frantic foundation. (Saunier--yes!)
4. Waltz time. Pensive, nervous. Mysterious harp, beautiful vox (Mirah Zeitlyn).
5. Experimental. Grandiose opening, but dissolves into something edgy. Nels Cline contributes a distorted solo.
6. Plodding, tense. No percussion.
7. My favorite. Bozulich’s distinctive vocals give this a haunting fairy-tale grandiosity.
8. Uptempo, poppy. Male/female vocal exchange.
9. Big one. Lonely vox (McCarthy) with orchestral swells. Unfolds into an epic. Yes!


Track Listing
1. Inroduction (Defeat)   5. Blossom
2. Eyes   6. Your Ghost
3. The Secret Of The Machines   7. Counting
4. The Nest   8. Young And Lovely
  9. Insomnia, Death And The Sea