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Fishbones And Wishbones

by Pelican Daughters


Between 1986 and 1988, using Portastudio technology, the Pelican Daughters were birthed with a collection of atmospheric and moody tracks at odds with the popular culture around them, but definitely pointing to the future. Some of those tracks were released on cassette in 1988 on the Cosmic Conspiracy Productions label and were then picked up by Kim Cascone's Silent Records for release on CD in 1991 with added tracks.

The album was out of print for many years so 4-4-2 Music were proud to release it digitally as part of our project of re-releasing the back catalogue of Andy Rantzen. In 2011, the fine folk at Forced Nostalgia came across our digital version and asked us about partnering in a vinyl release. Of course, we were ecstatic about this. Now, in 2016, Silent Recordings is swinging back in to action and re-releasing its CD version. Again, 4-4-2 Music are very happy that the album will be gaining further exposure as a result, so we encourage you to head to the Silent Recordings website and grab yourself a copy.

Reviewer: Sardonique Schadenfreude Rictus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 16, 2012
Subject: Hidden Ambient Dub jewel...

I first encountered this album on CD at radio station KFJC in Los Altos Hills, California (about 40 minutes South of San Francisco) back in 1993, or so. I loved the dissonant, floating quality of these dub-informed tracks: 2 of my absolute favorites being 'The Haywain' and 'Rockaby'; the latter track sounding like David Lynch smoking his final pipe of opium while being fanned with a palm frond in a remote Asian temple garden flooded with sunlight as a beatifically smiling eunuch cello player intones hypnotic glissandi to guide you through the perilous labyrinth that is a creeping and inexorable Bardo.

Highly recommended !!!


released October 25, 2008



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