Slow Poisoner, The / Magic Casket
Album: Magic Casket   Collection:General
Artist:Slow Poisoner, The   Added:Apr 2009
Label:Rocktopus Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-05-17 Pull Date: 2009-07-19
Week Ending: Jul 19 Jun 28 Jun 14 Jun 7 May 24
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 02, 2010: Beatnik Bourgeoisie
Will O' The Wisp
4. Jun 10, 2009: KZSU's Heartbleeps
Will O' The Wisp
2. Jul 18, 2009: lost and found
Magic Casket
5. Jun 06, 2009: New World Disorder
Will O' The Wisp
3. Jun 24, 2009: KZSU's Heartbleeps
Magic Casket
6. May 21, 2009: Death Row Radio
Spastic Maggot

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-05-26
Local (S.F.) one-man band doing strummy pop tunes with often odd lyrics. Reminds me of a more “rock” & twang version of Sparks or even Jonathan Richman, especially in the vocals. Altogether, simple and direct songs that are quite enjoyable. A lot of tunes that should be in a David Lynch movie or something very similar.

(((1))) Repetitive beat, starts with carnival barker/snake oil preacher voice then builds into a slinky little strummy & swaggery rock tune.
((((2)))) Theremin, clap beats with a few quick stops. Chorus mixes T. Rex/Sparks and Bowie.
((((3)))) Twangy, springy and fun.
(((4))) Slow, swampy but a little too repetitive
((((5)))) Twangy, early r n’ r via sarcastic gospel vibe, Very catchy.
(((6))) Begins with (you guess it) chirping birds. Laid back folk & strums and distorted response chorus.
((((7)))) Steady, vocal centered with basic ‘doot-doot’ chords.
(((((8))))) Ramblin’ strummy rock & surfy instrumental.
((((9)))) Shimmering chords, great vocals with occasional organ sound.
(((10)) Swampy rock kinda close to Johnathan Richman.
(((11))) Doot-doot-doot, twang-twang cover of the Leadbelly classic.

Track Listing
1. From The River Bottom   6. Listen To The Chirping Birds
2. Magic Casket   7. The Shriek!
3. Wood Full O' Witches   8. Spastic Maggot
4. Le Grand Zombi   9. Will O' The Wisp
5. Thundering Fists O' The Lord   10. Swamp Gal
  11. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean