Odyssey [Bonus Tracks]

Odyssey [Bonus Tracks]

by Fischerspooner
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Overview

Although Fischerspooner's concerts feature lots of camp, costumes, and conceptualism, the New York duo's second album is a seriously fun dose of electro-pop that doesn't need any visual supplements to entertain. Moving on from the bubblegum electro-clash of their debut, #1, Odyssey looks to mid-period Depeche Mode -- think "People Are People" or "Blasphemous Rumours" -- for inspiration. Programmer Warren Fischer provides the bedrock music, his thick layers of keyboards and beats occasionally enhanced by live guitars and other instruments, creating arrangements that pound enough for the clubs but are warm enough for the home. Casey Spooner's deadpan vocals range from the softly intimate ("Ritz 107") to the aggressively declamatory ("Just Let Go") to the joyfully escapist ("A Kick in the Teeth," which also features the sweet-voiced Lizzy Yoder). The pair enlist a provocative set of collaborators, including songwriter-for-hire Linda Perry, production whiz Mirwais, former Talking Head David Byrne (who wrote the lyrics for "Get Confused"), and, most interestingly, noted intellectual Susan Sontag. The late Sontag, who published a famous essay called "Notes on Camp" in 1964, wrote the lyrics for the stirring "We Need a War": "We need a war to show 'em we can do it / whenever we say we need a war." Fischerspooner's Odyssey will draw your feet onto the dance floor, but it'll engage your mind while you're out there.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2005
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724386066701
catalogNumber: 60667

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fischerspooner   Primary Artist
Robert Aaron   Flute
Kyle Johnson   Guitar,Vibraslap
Linda Perry   Vocals
Roger Manning   Piano
Nicolas Vernhes   Drums,Vocals
Warren Fischer   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Triangle,Vocals,Vibraslap,Wurlitzer
Casey Spooner   Vocals
Lizzy Yoder   Vocals
Mira Billotte   Vocals
Brian Reitzel   Drums

Technical Credits

David Byrne   Composer
Kyle Johnson   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Linda Perry   Composer
Adam Peters   Producer
Victor Van Vugt   Producer
Eric Erlandson   Composer
Jacques Lu Cont   Producer
Nicolas Vernhes   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Tony Hoffer   Programming,Producer
Kasper Fischer   Composer
John Wolfington   Composer
Fischerspooner   Producer,Art Direction
Warren Fischer   Composer,Programming,Engineer
Casey Spooner   Composer,Vocal Producer
Mirwais Ahmadzaï   Producer
Lee Groves   Programming
Gareth Hague   Art Direction
Dusan Reljin   Portrait Photography

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