Casualty too Serious to Afford 7" (Burnt
Toast Vinyl & Hype City Records, Norway) March 2002.
Listing: 1. We Already Leapt that Fence 2. The Fotheroy Institute's
Living Lecture Series 3. I've got Ears to Eavesdrop 4. Another
Reason Why Ehrhorn Should Quite His Job 5. The Other Person's Cues
6. A Brief Epistemological Crisis (circa 1952)
from the great plains in the Summer of 1996, Jetenderpaul still produces
savvy, eccentric pop. The boys now follow up their 2000 full-length, The
Modal Lines, with an exquisite seven inch. A Casualty too
Serious to Afford is chock-full of the finest whines and melodies available
to humanity. The 6 songs on this record range from revved-up psych
to rustic pop. Upon each hearing the listener will discover fantastic
little vistas and strange new turns of musical phrasing. On A
Casualty, Jetenderpaul offers the best of intimacy and grandeur--bedroom
rock with stadium-like visions. Fans of inspired, thought-provoking, slightly
obscure rock will find much to praise herein.
Presents the Modal Lines CD/LP (Burnt
Toast Vinyl) Sept. 2000.
Listing: 1. The Design 2. A Readjustment 3. Hudson Bay
Drive 4. The Secret of the Day 5. An Old Pamphlet Quote 6.
All I Wanted to Remember 7. Before You Became Princess Belltower
8. The Piles of Paper Left by You 9. Bonaventure (A Prototype) 10.
Breaking Candy Cearts 11. Our Future's Passed 12. George Gabelson
13. Twenty-One. Jetenderpaul Presents
Presents the Modal Lines is jtp's 3rd CD LP. Most of the tracks run
roughly 2:45, and are brimming with glorious transmogrifications.
If the songs’ hooks and crooks aren’t enough for you, Jetenderpaul uses
an arsenal of heterodox instruments / sounds in the mix: sitar, bells,
tympani, strings, analogues . . . Some people hop genres, but here,
as elsewhere, JTP conflates and confuses them. Little wonder there's pieces
of rubentine pop, as well as old tyme rock & roll, and a myriad of
other fragments included herein. The CD also contains an enhanced
cd-rom portion, featuring the video to "Our Future's Passed."
Woolen Spires CD/LP (Vainglorious
Home Recordings, Burnt Toast
Vinyl & Velvet Blue Music)
Listing: 1. It's All Chicanery 2. The Channel's Clear and Bright
3. I'll Always be the One in Need of a Palinode 4. The Road to Damascus
5. The Phenomenological Rhetoric of Summer Lingers On 6. Two Steps
Back and One Below 7. The Sigh that You Aimed at Me 8. Reinventing
Ought 9. The Intermission: A Prolegomena to Any Future Remembrances
and a Harbinger of Scurry 10. Much More than Glimmering Eyes 11.
Drowning My Faith 12. To Turn Around 13. The Song Admiral Dutchdoor
Sang 14. Epson: The Anxious Bench 15. When Will We Dance in Golden Gowns?
16. Manward, Birdward 17. Our Epic Banality
last cd, The Woolen Spires, was the band's best outing to date.
If you're looking for hooky indie-pop with melodies a-plenty, then this
record is surely for you. Jtp has never been afraid of experimentation,
but on this album you'll find experimentation second to sheer song-craft.
Woolen Spires spent much time in the fermenting process and will capture
the group's ever changing sonic bouquet to your delight.
Look Down CD/EP
(VBM 024) May 1998.
Listing: 1. Don't Look Down 2. Her Baroque Syntax 3. Stowaway
Banjo 4. Chugga-Chugga, Mr. Chomsky 5. On the Frivolous Use
of Seventeenth Century Bookends 6. The Joke's on You 7. Terra
in June 1998, this seven-song e.p. is available through Velvet Blue Music.
Most of the tracks were songs previously performed live by jtp, but never
recorded. The songs, beech-wood aged in trousers, fermented with
time until the group laid them onto a disc. The e.p. captures the
arbitrary pop flare of the group, evoking landscapes of the melanc(holy)
ground they tread on ever so lightly.
Signals: The Histrionics of Suggestion CD/LP
(VBM 015) March 1997. Sold
Listing: 1. Turning the Tables 2. Trying Signals 3. The
Maracas of Suspicion 4. Bob's Favorite (Seasonable Thoughts)
5. Approaching 6. India's Golden Gateway 7. Automation
8. Swing, Country! 9. Telling-ology (Cosmic Sympathy) 10. Self-documentation?
11. Amelioration 12. In Parking Lots 13. Heychasm 14. The Place
of Fame and Elegy 15. Pryams Lot 16. The Last Sililoquy of
Mr. Presley 17. She Said ... (Olathe!) 18. Sandscratch
19. Extension 214 20. Word Perfect Gigolo 21. The Post Colonialist
Seize 22. My Sister Birds 23. The Terrible Speed of Mercy
24. Don't Look down 25. Pretty, Pretty Piano (Mansfield Park Edit)
26. The Fragments of Epicuris
winter of 1996-1997 jtp began recording this 26-song full length.
Switching from 4-tracks to eight, they made a foray into the unknown; the
resultant effect: much cacophony, melodic hubub, and good-vibe calamity.
Above and below the ruckus of bells, whistles, and fist-to-cuff guitars
rings a mini-symphony of coherence. Throughout, pop melodies are
infused with dastardly angular, hissy experimental material.
009) October 1996. Sold Out
Listing: A: 1. Kalypso 2. Seapoon's Casket B: 1. Plateau
first effort of jtp skirts the boarderlands of VU's driving, dirty-bird
rock tunes and indie jangle- pop. Containing four songs, this warm
record's quality cuts a nice, if lyrical, silohette on the walls of jtp's
recording bedroom. By far this 7" is the straightest indie-rock hog
the group ever rode.