Luther and Toby / Karny Sutra
Album: Karny Sutra   Collection:General
Artist:Luther and Toby   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Hit Thing  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-16 Pull Date: 2004-10-17
Week Ending: Oct 17 Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29
Airplays: 1 4 1 2 2 6 3 5

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 12, 2007: Fiction Romance
Hombres Machos
4. Apr 11, 2006: the dog and pony show
Lucrezia Borgia Waltz
2. Nov 14, 2006: how many licks does it take, mr. owl?
Lucrezia Borgia Waltz
5. Mar 23, 2006: the art of the audio essay
Aluminum Lady
3. Jul 22, 2006: John Gielgud
6. Mar 17, 2006: dogs and ponies
Absinthe on a Bicycle, Hesperian Express

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-08-12
Interesting Hammond organ centered instrumentals, some are jaw droppingly beautiful, others leave me bewildered. How to describe this?…The one-sheet says “Nine passionate instrumentals (and one twisted barbershop quartet for good measure!) reveal a hearty debut of lovely waltzes of grandeur, furious heel-stomping Mexican dances, melancholic ballads, frightening escapades into ancient oriental exotica, and deeply psychological psychedelia”. While typically one-sheet overstated, this description fares better than what I can do justice (moi?! at a loss for words?!), though I somehow missed the Mexican dance. It’s the result of an organist and percussionist duo under the production of Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Dylan, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris). Pretty trippy stuff, like exotica/lounge music for the 22nd century. Leaves me scratching my head, altogether amazed, confused, seduced. Fans of Quintron, Tom Waits, and Brian Eno.

1) carnival waltz feel, Hammond centered
2) 70’s epic organ rock feel somehow
3) slower ¾ romantic waltz
4) trippy dark traditional feel, then kicks into a strange eastern 200bpm thing at the end
5) slow swingy sexy pretty, pretty piano drama
6) slow brushed drums with searingly beautiful piano production, this is the “jaw dropper”, quiet, hypnotic
7) carnival waltz feel again
8) similar to track 6, it’s the piano production, a la Brian Eno/Harold Budd that works so incredibly well
9) plain old trippy, slow treated synth with slowed drums and trippy sounds
10) brief, lofi “barber shop quartet” piece

Track Listing
1. Lucrezia Borgia Waltz   6. Aluminum Lady
2. Hombres Machos   7. King's Triad
3. Valhalla   8. Fountain of the World
4. Hesperian Express   9. 144,000
5. Absinthe on a Bicycle   10. Oh Sore Sore Song