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In Vino Veritas

by Wordblender

The soundtrack of life. An eclectic spoken-word/musical collaboration between poet R J May and master musician Pnapper.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Primitive Hookup / Red Envelopes
4:16 album only
2. Barstool
3:08 album only
3. Lover, Dance For Me
3:19 album only
4. Telescope With a Cervix Lens
3:33 album only
5. Hotel Room Delirium
1:00 album only
6. Dissection in a Late Night Chair
4:44 album only
7. Wednesday (hate the Sound of My Name)
6:50 album only
8. Telescope With a Mirror Lens
3:19 album only
9. Thursday (jugular)
4:05 album only
10. Coors Spring Water
2:10 album only
11. Depression, Deception, and Loneliness
8:31 album only
12. Inhale
3:32 album only
13. Solo Fingers
2:35 album only
14. Zit
3:21 album only
15. After the Movie
6:15 album only


Album Notes
Wordblender's In Vino Veritas is an extraordinary album that is nearly impossible to categorize. Spoken word? Yes... but no. There is a light on in the underground music/art scene and that light is Wordblender. This Seattle-based music & poetry fusion is led by R J May’s words and Pnapper’s musicianship. Together they weave an interesting tapestry of sound. Their debut CD, In Vino Veritas, houses songs of emotional depth and breadth spanning across multiple genres of music. The lyrics are read aloud, not sung. Spoken, not rapped... but yet this is not a typical "read your poem to the sounds of a meandering piano" translation. Pnapper's musical compositions give R J May a perfect foil for his poetry & stories; unique artistic expression unheard of in music circles of today. In one fell swoop they have changed the Spoken Word genre for the better, they have upped the ante. This album is heavy, not heavy-metal mind you, but heavy emotion, heavy imagery, heavy wordplay. It is high art best listened to alone after a long night out on the town... in the wee hours of morning when you sit, half blown apart by the wretchedness of being inside yourself. It is presented as a moving book that flows song to song or chapter to chapter. It gets under your skin and will not let go.

A quick rundown of Wordblender’s In Vino Veritas:
The opening jazzy diatribe of "Red Envelopes" encapsulates alcoholic desperation that moves to the sexy lounge groove of "Barstool". "Lover, Dance For Me" is pure love mixed with naughty fetish sex-kinks layered deep in the trenches of a bizarre hybrid of industrial groove. "Telescope With a Cervix Lens" dives into the deep territory of feminism with funky horn flavorings. "Dissection In a Late Night Chair" describes love under the influence of a massive drug infusion that totally warps reality while spitting out truth. "Wednesday" is a long tale of alcohol at its worst that then hits bottom during "Mirror Lens" and further watches a friend take her life in a heroin overdose the next day ("Thursday"). "Mirror Lens" has an epic symphonic crescendo and "Thursday's" piano chords will make your eyes overflow. This album is not without humor. "Coors Spring Water" has a fun groove that hits the funny bone (complete with muted trumpet). "Depression, Deception and Loneliness" is perhaps the CD's best track... a sleazy sex story of one-night stands that will be celebrated by anyone who has played the singles bar-scene with reckless abandon. "Inhale" is a jab at cigarette addiction played to a hyped-up techno groove that melts into the whacked "Solo Fingers" and beyond into the non-stop vocal vomit of "Zit". "After the Movie" is the culmination of a great album as it's musical chords instantly induce tears... the album fades away slowly, having filled your mind with a million jagged pieces of emotion that will give you flashbacks for days, weeks, even years.

Highly recommended.




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Andy Crist: Talent Agent / A&R Prolific Records

Wordblender stimulates the palette and libido-one sip and your on it's trip.
Wordblender is High Proof Swanky Sex at it's best...
These guy's don't play by the rules.
Wordblender It's hot and steamy
it leaves you tired and dreamy
Wipe the mist off the mirror
Towel the beads of Alcohol off your flesh
Look at your reflection
and wish you were the Wordblender.

McLarin, observer, zen-jester, avatar clown

Naughty sounds for naughty people...
In Vino Veritas = There is truth in wine; sometimes truth can be frightning.
A little staggering at first listen, this disc grooves and grows on you until you are tapping your toes and repeating the words throughout the day (or night.) Not for the timid, rewarding for the naughty ones...This IS sickness at vodkaville.
Spoken word · Music · Insanity: INDEED!

James Duckworth

Five Stars
This CD is worth 5 stars as far as I’m concerned. I only give 4 or 5 stars. When I was young my mother said that if you do not have anything good to say then don’t say nothing at all. So, if I buy a CD and I am sorry I did that…my response is to not rate it at all. If I am glad I got it I give it 4 stars. If I am overjoyed that I bought that CD it gets 5 stars.

Rick Klu

A departure from the usual (X10)
AHHHH, a breath of fresh air... I never thought it would happen again until I heard this kick ass recording. Let me tell you why brothers and sisters, WORDBLENDER is so unique that it does not conform to the usual thoughts behind music (or is it spoken word?). I don't want to call In Vito Veritas spoken word because it isn't. The "songs" are a perfect blend of music and lyricism that does not fall into any simple catagory. This record is awesome to listen to as music, poetry, or even as comedy... because at times it truly is FUNNY. Don't get me wrong, because there is nothing HA HA about this record. The production of In Vito Veritas is fantastic, with an extraordinary use of tracking techniques, mixing, and recording quality. I think that's one big reason that this record works so well... It is radically different from the usual but it is not kitschy or novel in it's nature. Truly Unique... and how many times do you run across something that really is unique? Not many my friends. Buy this record and see for yourself... In Vito Veritas is timeless. Be prepared to thank yourself!!!