Amazing music! There is something indescribable and very special about this band. Their discography is a huge, multidimensional puzzle that is so rewarding to piece together. This album is a great place to start. Awesome that the vinyl includes the CD!
Favorite track: The Autumn Wind Is a Pirate.
Double-length Album! Less than 2 years after the untimely death of guitarist/producer Phil Bonnet, CHEER-ACCIDENT has finished work on its 9th album, Introducing Lemon. Emboldened rather than diminished by the loss of Phil, the group has grown roots from the seeds of its extensive history... recording, performing and touring more voraciously than at any other period.
If there are two types of music, CHEER-ACCIDENT adeptly defies them both. Informed by King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Gentle Giant, Charles Ives, Miles Davis, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Martin Mull, machines, insanity, people... CHEER-ACCIDENT effortlessly makes transitions from hypnotic minimalist drone to dissonant jazz improvisation to deconstructed progressive rock, often during the course of a single song. And then, amidst these gestures, intersperse light upbeat pop tunes, like sprigs of mint garnishing a daring, multi-coursed meal.
Introducing Lemon features the broadest range of styles, influences and instrumentation ever to appear on a CHEER-ACCIDENT record. Blazing riffs and rock guitar. Moog, vibes and violin. Baritone sax leads to an infectious horn-infested funk section. Riding, maniacal drum grooves and anti-grooves share sonic space with down-home acoustic slide guitars. Trumpets, melodicas, tack piano, flutes, tape collages. Bold upfront vocals. Introducing Lemon is a special album.
Through its extensive and productive history CHEER-ACCIDENT continues to perfect and expand its amphibious blend of well-crafted music, performance and social experimentation. Love it or hate it, even love-to-hate it, this is an unforgettable series of moments, a challenging and rewarding encounter for anyone enticed by music that demands to be experienced.
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I don't know how I've put off knowing this band for so long but finally I am here and I am in the fold! These artists are geniuses: avant/RIO musicians who create interesting, melodic, and engaging very engaging music while still definitely in contrast or defiance of mainstream rock and even prog. I will even go so far as to proclaim it a crime for any person, old or young, who calls themselves a fan of progressive rock music to not like the music of this band! wafiii
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Outstanding. A mind-bending adventure covering a lot of ground - virtuosic compositions, rocking riffs, strange interludes, pop diddies, surprises. Highly recommended. Life in/Death By Pollyanna Brad Hebert