Curtains is the ninth solo album by John Frusciante released February 1, 2005 on the label Record Collection. It was the last record of a six album series Frusciante released, within the span of six months. The album was mainly composed of acoustic guitar, in contrast to his previous collaboration with Josh Klinghoffer, A Sphere in the Heart of Silence (2004), which was mostly electronic. Carla Azar (from the band Autolux) plays drums, Ken Wild plays upright bass, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, of The Mars Volta, makes various guest appearances on guitar. Frusciante plays all other instruments on the album. A video was made for "The Past Recedes", which was released exclusively on the Internet. Read more on Last.fm.
Code: CST065 Band: TINDERSTICKS Title: Falling Down A Mountain Formats: Deluxe LP / CD / MP3 Poster Release Date: January 25, 2010 (Europe), February 16, 2010 (rest of world) Duration: 44:25 Tracklist Falling Down A Mountain Keep You Beautiful Harmony Around My Table Peanuts She Rode Me Down Hubbards Hills Black Smoke No Place So Alone Factory Girls Piano Music Personnel Stuart A. Staples: voice, guitar David Boulter: keyboards, percussion Neil Fraser: guitar Dan McKinna: bass, vocals Terry Edwards: trumpet Earl Harvin: drums David Kitt: guitar, vocals Guests Mary Margaret O’Hara: vocals Andy Nice: cello Joanne Fraser: flute Louison Renault: xylophone, percussion Stephane Colin: string arrangements Recording Recorded at Le Chien Chanceux, France and I.C.P., Belgium by Erwin Autrique and Stuart Staples. Additional recording at 6 Nassau, Toronto by Jeff McMurrich. Produced by Stuart A. Staples. Mastered at Metropolis by Tim Young. Read more on Last.fm.
The Something Rain is the ninth studio album by British band Tindersticks, released in February 2012 on their own Lucky Dog Recordings label in the UK, on City Slang Records in Europe, and on Constellation Records in North America. The initial impetus for making a new album came from ideas for a story EP written by keyboard player David Boulter (which became the opening track "Chocolate"), and the album was recorded in stages over the course of a year at the band's studio in France. The recording of the album was overshadowed by the deaths of several friends and family members, but the band were determined to react to the experience positively, rather than wallow in melancholia – Boulter said in an interview that "we didn't want that for the people that'd gone. It was more that the sadness gave us energy to push even harder. To do something great." In a video interview with the Dutch online music magazine FaceCulture, singer Stuart Staples said the album's title was inspired by a story related by guitarist David Kitt, when Kitt had been sent to a songwriting workshop in the United States, and a fellow attendee was having trouble finding a suitable adjective to describe the song he was writing. Read more on Last.fm.