Dakota Suite
This river only brings poison (CD)

Format: CD
Label: Talitres records
Ref: TAL-007
Date: 2003
total time: 51:11


8
.50 €



 
 
 
01. the lepers companion
02. boats in a sunken ocean
 
03. the finished river
 
04. lets share wounds
 
05. verdriet
06. sand fools the shoreline
 
07. lets be on our own
 
08. the ferris wheels of winter
 
09. we made it rain
 
10. how safe we must seem
 
11. pillows in the water
 
12. matching eyes and hands
 
13. the space around your spleeping
 

(FR)

Originaire de Leeds en Angleterre, Chris Hooson, cerveau de Dakota Suite, est un homme prolifique. Bien que travaillant à plein temps en tant que conseiller dans un centre de réhabilitation, il trouve encore le temps d'accoucher sur bandes magnétiques ses idées et sa mélancolie.
Depuis plusieurs années déja, la fourmillante discographie de Dakota Suite a trouvée refuge dans la "scintillante" maison Glitterhouse: "Alone With Everybody"/98 compilation regroupant les trois premiers EP du groupe, "Navigators Yard"/99 collection de pièces instrumentales pour piano et violons, "The Way I'm Sick"/01 oeuvre instrumentale également, enregistrée avec un orchestre de chambre, "Morning Lake Forever"/00 mini-album, et "Songs For A Barbed Wire Fence"/98 - "Signal Hill"/00, les deux premiers "véritables" albums de Dakota Suite.
Les enregistrement de ce troisième album "This River Only Brings Posion" ont débuté pendant l'été 2001 dans les studios de Badman Recording à San Francisco. Chris y a retrouvé l'un de ses amis et frère d'âme Bruce Kaphan (American Music Club). Trois premières chansons furent enregistrées, rendez-vous était pris pour mars 2002. Ils terminèrent les enregistrements, rejoints par Tim Mooney (ex-American Music Club également). Les touches finales furent ajoutées à Leeds, Fremont puis Nashille.
"This River Only Brings Poison" est sans doute le meilleur reflet de tout ce que Dakota Suite cherche à atteindre. Une musique qui cristallise les influences revendiquées de Chris Hooson (depuis Bill Evans jusqu'à Elenei Karaindrou ou Tom Waits).
 

(EN)

Leeds based musician Chris Hooson is a very prolific man. He seems to brim over with ideas for songs and projects. And although he works a full job as a adviser in a probation center he and his band Dakota Suite still find enough time to put all these songs on magnetic tape.
Over the years Glitterhouse has released a singles-compilation ("Alone With Everybody"/98), a collection of instrumental pieces for piano and assorted instruments ("Navigators Yard"/99), another instrumental one recorded with a chamber orchestra ("The Way I Am Sick"/01), a mini album ("Morning Lake Forever"/00), and two "real" full-lenght albums: "Songs For A Barbed Wire Fence" in 1998 and "Signal Hill" (2000). Without wanting to dismiss all the other projects, "This River Only Brings Poison" is Dakota Suite's third album.
Recording were started a year ago when Chris Hooson was on holidays in America. Being friend of American Music Club he called Bruce Kaphan and asked if they could visit his studio to work on a few demos. They recorded three songs and made an appointment for March 2002. The rest of the songs were completed with Bruce and Tim Mooney (both ex-American Music Club members). Some finishing touches were added in Leeds, Fremont and Nashille (with Derri Daugherty who also mixed and mastered Buddy and Julie Miller's record).
The result is the perfect summary of everything Dakota Suite tried to achieve. A merging of soul, country and jazz, sweet horns are mixed delicate steel and plaintive strings, a blend of Chris Hooson's influences, people as diverse as Bill Evans, Elenei Karaindrou and Tom Waits.
Theres nobody in Britain making a finer fusion of lush instrumentation and 3am moods than Dakota Suite. Soundscapes for a desolate and fractured heart.