catalogue

GIANT SAND

IS ALL OVER THE MAP (FIRE RECORDS)

GIANT SAND - IS ALL OVER THE MAP 45555
format:
1 CD
release:
09.12.2011
label:
FIRE RECORDS
item ID:
45555
barcode:
0809236119124
In 2004 Giant Sand had changed beyond recognition. The revolving door of band members that so invaluably contributed to a prolific and gifted past was now, literally, all over the map, and so were Giant Sand.

Bassist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino had now moved to pastures new with Calexico, in their place were a new Scandinavian backline which would enable Howe and Giant Sand to release the first original material since 2000's hore of Enchantment'.

The reaction produced a record which at points harked back to the more rowdy and aggressive tones of Giant Sand of old, seemingly in search for the familiarity of earlier times, stretching in to new surroundings, distortion being the tool.

The songs of course are great, Gelb's often whispered and crackly in-ear vocals, pretty piano, acoustic guitar (and with peppering of that distortion) all play their part to continue the Giant Sand train moving, um, All over the map.

This 25th anniversary reissue edition comes with an additional bonus track Quiet Remote'.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. CLASSICO
  • 1.2. NYC OF TIME
  • 1.3. REMOTE
  • 1.4. FLYING AROUND THE SUN WITH REMARKAB
  • 1.5. CRACKLIN WATER
  • 1.6. RAG
  • 1.7. MUSS
  • 1.8. DRAB
  • 1.9. FOOL
  • 1.10. LES FORCATS INNOCENTS
  • 1.11. NAPOLI
  • 1.12. HOOD (VIEW FROM A HEIDELBURG HOTEL
  • 1.13. A CLASSICO REPRISE
  • 1.14. ANARCHISTIC BOLSHEVISTIC COWBOY BUN
  • 1.15. PLOY
  • 1.16. A QUIET REMOTE [BONUS TRACK]