Piñataland | Songs for the Forgotten Future Vol. 2

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Songs for the Forgotten Future Vol. 2

by Piñataland

A musical trip through old weird America and our troubled relationship with nature.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Ashland
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2. The Fall of Sam Patch
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3. The Ballad of John Banvard
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4. Dream of the New Mary
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5. The Sky is Blue, the Highway Wide
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6. Centralia
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7. In Old New York
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8. If Ice Were Warm
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9. The Settlers
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10. El Niño
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\"New York\'s finest weird dark old world history orchestrette\" (The Village Voice) returns with Songs for the Forgotten Future Vol. 2, produced by JD Foster (producer Richard Buckner and Calexico, bass for Dwight Yoakum and Lucinda Williams).

Ranging from a jaunty romp through a pre-colonized Manhattan Island of 1609 (illustrated by the Mannahatta Project on the cover of the CD package) to a melancholy tune about the colonization of Mars, Songs for the Forgotten Future Vol. 2 continues Pinataland\'s ambitious exploration of a truly strange country\'s secret past — and future.

Here, 10 character songs inhabit the minds of people both real and imagined, channeling their stories of delusion, obsession, failure, crackpot schemes, murder, and utopian dreams — themes that resonate as much with the America of today as they have for the last two centuries. Set against the backdrop of Americans\' conflicted relationship with the natural world, Songs for the Forgotten Future Vol. 2 rewards the close listener just as it punishes the casual one.

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Bernadette Quigley

Compelling & strangely beautiful!
Love the orchestrations and thought-provoking and oh-so-provocative arrangements & lyrics. Pinataland actually dares its listeners to think!...I must admit I had to google \"Sam Patch\" and \"John Banvard\" to fully grasp the meaning of those two stunning songs. This CD is a beautiful work of art.
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