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Round One

by Out of Round

A compiliation of all your soon-to-be favorite music from Out of Round. Two healthy servings from each artist - buffet style, all on one dish.
Genre: Folk: Angry
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Summertime - Mason Hamblin
7:00 album only
2. Dorothy - Down River
5:00 album only
3. G One - Corner Tour
4:08 album only
4. Single Moon Song - Elaine Buckholtz
4:10 album only
5. More - Peter Whitehead
6:11 album only
6. Tom Never Knows - Wish Radio
6:01 album only
7. The Importance of Being Ernst - Closer To Carbon
3:33 album only
8. God Only Knows - Peter Whitehead
3:08 album only
9. Prohibition Song - Corner Tour
6:09 album only
10. Smooth Copper Hipster - Wish Radio
5:27 album only
11. Sharken - Down River
3:20 album only
12. The Mosquito Loop - Closer To Carbon
6:26 album only
13. Steeped in Pity - Mason Hamblin
6:56 album only
14. Coming Home - Elaine Buckholtz
4:06 album only


Album Notes
About Out Of Round:

Out of Round is a collaborative, artist-run label, the brainchild of musicians Norman Rutherford, and Andrew Kushin, formerly of Contraband and Live Human respectively.

They bring together seven different acts made up of thirteen different artists. The idea behind the label is a simple one: to provide San Francisco artists of similar musical sensibilities and visions with the means to record and produce their own work, free of traditional record company oversight and intervention.

The majority of sessions were engineered and recorded at the Out Of Round Studio by label founder Norman Rutherford assisted by some of the other label members.

Out of Round is a label in the tradition of the early Jazz, Blues & Folk labels such as Arhooli, Verve and Sun Records, which made available popular or people's music that was considered too "outside" or un-commercial for mainstream record labels at the time.

In the course of time these early labels paved the way for wider recognition of then-obscure artists, and eventually were able to expand the boundaries of folk and popular music to reach wider audiences.

Several of the label's artists make use of traditional folk instruments: banjos, guitars, accordions, double basses, brass, woodwinds and percussion. Also featuring heavily In some of the music are "found instruments"-- particularly percussion, toys, junkstore finds--plus ingenious, one-of-a-kind, artist-fabricated sound sculptures and instruments such as the panjo, the ski tamboura, the comodium and the bass ektar, a one-stringed instrument made from a five gallon plastic water bottle and tuned with a kitchen spoon.

The use of such instruments adds a strong visual element to the performances, which often also incorporate theatrical and sculptural elements, dramatic lighting, and Super 8 film. The unusual instrumentations and visual presentation are complemented by well-crafted songwriting and Imaginative arrangements.

Out of Round artists come from a variety of musical backgrounds; from experimental, to folk, to jazz, to the unclassifiable; and often perform as back up on one another's recordings and performances. The surprising result is that each individual artist's or group's sound remains unique and distinct, while at the same time sharing some unusual common ground.



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moon song. I will buy the CD based on the song moon song. The song moved me.
The cd has a blend of real music that I fill. Striking to the core of my senses light was shown and a new paltform of music was presented to me tonight. I an advid Prince conasueir, for his music allows me to arrive at places mentaly once before unreachable. So does this CD. I cain't wait to make available this music to my listening librairy. Thanks guys. Shelreyn@yahoo.com.