Charming Hostess / Bowls Project, The
Album: Bowls Project, The   Collection:General
Artist:Charming Hostess   Added:Aug 2010
Label:Tzadik Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-11-28 Pull Date: 2011-01-30
Week Ending: Jan 30 Jan 2 Dec 12
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 27, 2011: Daydream Disaster
Dying Bed
3. Dec 09, 2010: Hipster Garbage
2. Jan 01, 2011: Music Casserole
Peace Without Peace
4. Dec 07, 2010: Double Daydream Disaster
Hangman Devil Man

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2010-11-29
Performance installation based on sex, magic and the apocalypse in Babylonian Jewish amulets.
Incantation bowls were inscribed with a householder’s secrets and desires, then buried under
the home. The texts speak of mysticism and sex; angels and demons; and the trials and joys
of love and sex. Especially audible are the voices of women--their work, hopes, and dreams.
The Bowls Project offers a visceral, personal connection to daily life 1500 years ago in the
region now known as Iraq. Local SF group.
1: 2:15 deep woodwind, female vocal in English then big rock number
2: 3:20 big Rock/ black metal number with female vocal some softer interludes
3: 3:31 big sort of country/ Big rock sound, female vocal in English
4: 2:57 slow to mid female vocal/chant in Hebrew? then big rock drone
****5: 4:29 American roots folk tune, female vocal, later rock instrumentation.
6: 2:18 female chorus female vocal in English fast deep woodwind, rock, lull of chaos drone then fast fem vocal
7: 3:27 drum, fem wail/chant, deep deep woodwind, voc/music drone, then clarinet? with Mid Eastern sound
8: 4:27 big bass, drum kit, fast fem vocal female vocal in English , wailing woodwind
****9: 4:15 folk rock, nice fem vocal , mid tempo. Marc Ribot e guitar
***10: 3:13 fem vocal/wail/chant, big drum, wailing clarinet
****11: 3:38 mid tempo, sultry throaty fem vocal in English. ***Jew's harp
***12: 3:35 fast deep woodwind drone, fast fem vocal/wail/chant
***13: 4:23 male vocal/storytelling, bowed strings woodwind guitar rock
***14: 2:56 slow to mid fem vocal/wail, pounding big percussion scratching? bowed strings & guitar
15: 2:49 mid tempo, fem vocal/wail/bowed strings
16: 1:36 slow fem voc, chorus, 5 sec fade
***17: 2:26 mid tempo to faster, breathy fem vocal &**** e guitar D  Farrell 11/2010

Track Listing
1. The Bird Of Rivers   9. Peace Without Peace
2. Bound And Turned Aside   10. Yavo Ha-Goel
3. Dying Bed   11. Early In The Morning
4. Malakha   12. Smamit
5. Hangman Devil Man   13. Demon Lover
6. Seven Spirits   14. Merduk Bat Banai
7. Yedidi   15. Da'ima
8. Oh Barren One   16. Handu Bat Makhlapta
  17. Too Bad