"Essentially a remix disc of songs from ... Italian, plus three new songs, Moody Dipper's heavy on the electro vibe, which adds a nice layer of grime to the local septet's typically pristine sound. There's something lurking here, though the new-age chimes of opener "Spirit of Peace," their variation on Seventies Krautrockers Popul Vuh, would have you think otherwise. Dalek's remix of "Green Arrow" bumps the mood into a beat-heavy choke hold real quick. Chicago trio Teith's take on the same song is vaulted skyward with explosions of mottled noise (thanks to the feathered touch of Pelican axeman Trevor DeBrauw). There's the Red Sparowes rendering of "Snake in the Grass," in which bassist Greg Burns molds a borderline horror score; sinister clashes of sound sneak up on Hitchcockian viola. Chris Martin of Kinski takes a similar approach on the sprawling "Puppy Love," sneaking in his trademark psych bombast. The closing title track provides a return to form, a mellifluous convergence of strings, keys, and ear-shattering guitar. It's an interesting and pleasantly surprising experiment in sound, because not every band can (or should even attempt to) pull off a remix album. Our suspicions were correct: My Education's got a dirty side too."
- Audra Schrodeder, Austin Chronicle.
released July 4, 2006
Brian Purington: Guitar
Kirk Laktas: Piano, Organs, Sonadors, and Percussion
Sean Seagler: Drums
James Alexander: Viola
Chris Hackstie: Pedal Steel, and Electric Guitars
Eric Gibbons: Electric Bass Guitar
Scott Telles: Electric Bass Guitar on Tracks 1 and 2
Spirit of Peace and Armistice Day were record and mixed @ the Still by Douglas Ferguson and Randall Squires, January and February 2006.
Moody Dipper was recorded and mixed @ Head Bump Studios by James Alexander and Brian Purington, February 7 2006.
Mastered by Douglas Ferguson & Randall Squires
Track 7 Mastered by Sean Seagler
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