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Biscuit Barrel Fashion

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Mark Tranmer provided the instrumentation for one of the most impressive albums of 2000, namely The Montgolfier Brothers' 'Seventeen Stars'. Gnac sees him reverting to his old synonym and this is his third album in all. 'Biscuit Barrel Fashion' is wholly instrumental so lovelorn Durutti Column type-ballads give way to bizarre, nostalgic trips into murder mystery-type incidental music. No surprise then, that an Agatha Christie character is mentioned in the title of 'Superintendent Battles Arrives'. Despite the faint aroma of naffness there's still much to enjoy, none more so than the spiralling 'Bad Dancers Collide' or the lurking menace of 'Uncomfortable Modes Of Transport' whereas 'Eighteenth Century Quiz Show' is the closest the album gets to Tranmer's last project. It's hardly essential listening but Tranmer's choice of unusual instruments and production technique has plenty of mileage yet.
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  Track Listing
01 Annonay
Standout Track Bad Dancers Collide
03 The Thrill Of Gambling
04 Biscuit Barrel Fashion
05 I Think I Think Too Much Too
06 The Neen Scene
07 Joseph-Michel & Jacques-╔tienne
08 Superintendent Battle Arrives
09 Uncomfortable Modes Of Transport
10 Annonay For The Second Time
11 Eighteenth Century Quiz Show
12 The Amstel Diamond Fraudsters
13 The Gardens Of Brown And Le N˘tre
14 Constraints
15 Voltaire's Influence

Standout Track = Standout Track

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