Tremulous Monk | Sparkle Like Your Shoes

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Sparkle Like Your Shoes

by Tremulous Monk

The aloof sound and tender lyrics both captivate and inspires, leaving you with an uplifting sense of soul and curious about future recordings. His sound is both thoughtful and fascinating and proves there is plenty more to come from TremulousMonk.
Genre: Pop: British Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sparkle Like Your Shoes
4:02 album only
2. Dry Your Eyes
3:30 album only
3. Sister Love Her
3:53 album only
4. Drinking Holes
4:15 album only
5. Trees
3:04 album only
6. Sometimes She Needs Me
3:28 album only
7. Bliss
4:20 album only
8. Tinkering
2:48 album only
9. Are You Coming Out?
2:07 album only
10. Steal A Car
4:10 album only


Album Notes
TremulousMonk is the result of Chris Wilkinson's labors since summer 2000. After building his studio in hometown York, England, he has produced a number of EP's, including the beautifully sublime "Transparent Folk" EP, which first brought him to the attention of Papercup Music and Mother West Records, both of New York City. His debut album, "Sparkle Like Your Shoes", is a collection of songs with childlike nursery rhyme melodies and plink plonk xylophones over softly picked acoustic guitars and cheap organs. Coupled with this are dry and gritty, Stones/Stooges style dirty grooves with tracks like "Dry Your Eyes" and "Sometimes She Needs Me". And as an ideal tonic for those 3 am moments, comedown tracks like "Trees" and the hauntingly sparse "Steal A Car" could melt the flesh from your bones.

Every once in a while something occurs that goes against the grain, that takes all the acknowledged norms and subtly molds them into what becomes a new one. Its a rare occurrence, especially in music, but when it happens you nod, with a grin and realize what you had been longing for. The music of TremulousMonk is a shining example of this. Refreshing, yet comforting in its references; Spacemen3, Galaxie 500 coupled with the delicate songwriting of Nick Drake, Mark Mulcahy and Alex Chilton, this album, like a close friend, draws you close, making you lean into the songs.

The aloof sound and tender lyrics of "Sparkle Like Your Shoes" both captivates and inspires, leaving you with an uplifting sense of soul and curious about future recordings. His sound is both thoughtful and fascinating and proves there is plenty more to come from TremulousMonk.



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steve christopher

as ever this guy does it....always has. derserves to be recognised as a major songwriting force. should re-release his early stuff...magical

chelsea tillett

genius at work...
Sparkle Like your Shoes is one of those rare albums that you can listen to over and over...the songs seem to seep into each other creating a musical journey that makes you want to snuggle into your favorite chair and enjoy a long glass of tonic. Chris Wilkenson has an amazing gift...


Everything I've wanted to listen to, but havnt been able to until now.
This CD brings together a music genre of acoustic with a positive sound created with just the right volume for any kind of mood. Your not going to hear one song as a single, get the album, and be shocked, and hear something completely different. Chris stays true to his music, putting up no front to intrigue the buyer. Chris is Chris, and Chris is a brilliant artist.

Kathy Clausen

The more I listen, the more I love the album.
The songs on this album have complexity and depth. Every time I listen I hear more, learn more, and end up with a new favorite. Currently I'm stuck on Sometimes She Needs Me. There is a lot of room in these songs so you can just go right in and be a part of the wonderful, distinctive music.