Pullman ‎– Turnstyles And Junkpiles

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A1 Pullman To Hold Down A Shadow
A2 Pullman Barefoot
A3 Pullman In A Box, Under The Bed
A4 Pullman Sagamore Bridge
A5 Pullman With David Pajo Gravenhurst
A6 Pullman Lyasnya
B1 Curtis Harvey Two Parts Water
B2 Chris Brokaw Beacon & Kent
B3 Pullman Deer Hill
B4 Pullman So Breaks Yesterday
B5 Doug McCombs* Fullerton
B6 Bundy K. Brown Sunday Morning Traffic
B7 Pullman Tall Grass
B8 Chris Brokaw And Curtis Harvey With Hands

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A1 to A6 & B3 to B8 recorded live to analog 2-track with a pair of AKG 451-EBs in the Cool Blue Cave, November 1997.
B1 & B2 recorded at home by Curtis and Chris, respectively.

Edited at Soma Electronic Music Studios. Mastered at SAE Digital & Analog Mastering.

All titles published by Shimmer & Fade Music (ASCAP) © 1998 Pullman, ℗ 1998 Thrill Jockey, po box 476794, Chicago, IL 60647.

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thrill 055 Pullman Turnstyles And Junkpiles(CD, Album) Thrill Jockey thrill 055 US 1998 Sell This Version
TKCB-71427 Pullman Turnstyles And Junkpiles(CD, Album) Tokuma Japan Communications TKCB-71427 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
thrill 055 Pullman Turnstyles And Junkpiles(LP, Ltd, RE) Thrill Jockey thrill 055 US 2015 Sell This Version



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October 2, 2016
TURNSTYLES & JUNKPILES is my quiet little serenity. Just as I would indulge myself in the quieter moments of a REX album; I now have an entire album of significant tuneful solo steel-string guitar portraits with which to view. Even tho this is considered a Bundy Brown project (recorded in several spaces but mainly in Bundy's loft the Cool Blue Cave); it's Curtis Harvey's tunes that touch me the most profoundly. These 14 instrumentals are delicate compositions by Chicago's finest--ascending their creative peak as solo artists beyond their "other" well known projects.

PULLMAN are an acoustic quartet featuring Bundy K. Brown of DIRECTIONS IN MUSIC, Curtis Harvey of REX, Chris Brokaw of COME, ex-CODEINE; Douglas McCombs of TORTOISE & ELEVENTH DREAM DAY with David Pajo who wrote and performed "Gravenhurst." It's an album more "accessible" (but no less enjoyable) than O'Rourkes 1997 "Bad Timing" (referring to the--at times--jarring experimentational aesthetic Jim injects his songs with e.g.. "Happy Trails.")

The songs themselves are terse pointillistic vagabond-ish odes each with their own unique collective identity. A box within a trunk. From the innocently carefree "Barefoot" or the Ry Cooder-ish "Fullerton" (finding McCombs handily at the guitar) or "Beacon & Kent" to the spanish flavored walking stand-up bassline of "Lyasnya." It's not until we get to the second sides "Two Parts Water" that my ears really perk up. Equal parts introspective/crafty/festive up-tempo vignettes for a dehumanized modern man.