Barons Of Tang, The / Knots & Tangles
Album: Knots & Tangles   Collection:General
Artist:Barons Of Tang, The   Added:Jul 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-09-18 Pull Date: 2011-11-20
Week Ending: Nov 20 Nov 13 Oct 30 Oct 16 Oct 2 Sep 25
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 19, 2011: New World Disorder
St Vitus' Dance
4. Oct 29, 2011: New World Disorder
The Of Of Of
2. Nov 16, 2011: Buford J. Sharkley's Themeless Escapades
The Last Song
5. Oct 10, 2011: NOT Palo Alto City Council i
The Of Of Of
3. Nov 09, 2011: razor's edge
St Vitus' Dance
6. Sep 28, 2011: bricolage
The Last Song

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-09-15
The Barons of Tang – Knots and Tangles
Reviewed by Sadie O., 9/15/11
Gypsy swing/café jazz/Balkan/metal/oom-pah/tango mashup from Melbourne. Every song goes through a series of terrifying personality changes. All absinthe and bagettes, with a splash of arsenic...
1. 5:25 ****uptempo percussion, sawed Gypsy violins, the full-tilt (and fully tilted) oom-pah brass. A bit syncopated and strange to be proper Gypsy brass, which is just fine. Suddenly switches to pretty double-time Victorian café jazzy something. Switches again to drums and false ending, violin plinks, building to wild steampunk melee. Ends with drunken satanic clowns.
2. 6:35 ****happy bobby little French café accordion. Hard to be in a bad mood around this – at least until the large metal chords and hyperactivity set in. Goes all ape-shit. Then there’s horns and hardarts. Howling ghosts lead into next track.
3. 1:31 **howling ghosts, scary bass noises. Lemurs made out of rusty iron.
4. 6:07 ****heavy metal polka, theramin samba… shredding electric guitar and tubas. Cows on pogo sticks. Then it’s all Math Rock!
5. 5:16 ***fractured bits of all different kinds of stuff, most of it fairly dischordant. Settles into a halfbreed polka/tango. Gets rather romantic and tender for a moment, but I DON’T TRUST IT. There, see? Told you so. Ha.
6. 1:40 ***theramin waltz. Deeply damaged. Hear the tiny creatures crying out for help. Just don’t help them. Trust me.

Track Listing
1. The Of Of Of   4. St Vitus' Dance
2. Even If You're Missing Fingers You Can Make A Fist   5. Villain (Stage Left)
3. The Symptom   6. The Last Song