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Gristle & Tenderness

by Impossible!

Impossible! is a carnivalesque experimental rock band from Chicago, blending loud and sweet sounds, taking influences from metal, jazz, blues, opera, EDM, and cartoons.
Genre: Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gristle and Tenderness
0:50 $0.99
2. Only Home up Here
5:53 $0.99
3. 21st Century Schizoid Men
7:21 $0.99
4. The Trial
5:29 $0.99
5. I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby
3:42 $0.99
6. Disruption
4:48 $0.99
7. Reaping Song
4:34 $0.99
8. The Body of a Tempestuous Needing
3:44 $0.99
9. The Chirping
8:34 $0.99
10. If I Were Still Smoking
2:41 $0.99
11. Put on Your Lobster Hat
6:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
In their sophomore album, Impossible! presents a stylistically diverse blend of original compositions and inexplicable mash-ups, spanning jazz standards, 60s psychedelia, carnival ditties, and experimental rock. In short, "Gristle & Tenderness" is wildly imaginative album that shouldn't work, but does.

The songs in the album are nestled within the story of eponymous pals, Gristle and Tenderness, who embark on a journey that bookends the album. The bits of plot surrounding these characters are subtly and artfully ingrained in the music, lending the album a sense of cohesiveness as it borrows from and re-imagines genres that span the last century.

Take the final track, "Put on Your Lobster Hat". Impossible! cooks up an effortless medley, sidling Raymond Scott's orchestral whimsy against the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and big band gusto of Louis Prima. The song leaps into a middle section with a blink-and-you'll-miss-it nod to Impossible!'s cover of "21st Century Schizoid Man" before launching into layered duet based on Irving Berlin's "Puttin' on the Ritz." All these elements might read as overwhelming, but the end result is pure, romping fun.



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