Septimania | Coachmania! The Coachmen on Holiday in Septimania

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Fripp & Eno Klimperei Pascal Comelade

Album Links
MusicIsHere PayPlay GreatIndieMusic Tradebit

More Artists From
United States - Rhode Island

Other Genres You Will Love
Rock: Progressive Rock Rock: Psychedelic Moods: Type: Experimental
There are no items in your wishlist.

Coachmania! The Coachmen on Holiday in Septimania

by Septimania

Prog, pop, trance, experimental, psychedelic, and novelty, alone and in combination
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Autumn Heather
Share this song!
X
2:32 $0.99
2. Canned Crimson
Share this song!
X
0:05 $0.99
3. Estampie Terrible
Share this song!
X
3:04 $0.99
4. Ball Lightning à la Septimania
Share this song!
X
0:26 $0.99
5. Lonely Bookshop Girl
Share this song!
X
3:16 $0.99
6. Down Old Church Lane
Share this song!
X
2:41 $0.99
7. Drunken Cruelty
Share this song!
X
3:48 $0.99
8. Carnaval de Solos
Share this song!
X
4:04 $0.99
9. Bernadette's Vision
Share this song!
X
6:30 $0.99
10. Simon Sez
Share this song!
X
0:12 $0.99
11. Roger Wilco (Into the Stratosphere)
Share this song!
X
2:03 $0.99
12. Ball Lightning Strikes Twice
Share this song!
X
0:04 $0.99
13. Ballad of Furious Moe Howard
Share this song!
X
6:44 $0.99
14. Vespers Raga
Share this song!
X
3:28 $0.99
15. Dino Stomp
Share this song!
X
2:55 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
When JD King and the Coachmen elected to spend their two-week “working holiday” in Septimania, they little suspected the adventurousness of their choice. This became clear enough, though, as soon as Air Gothia misrouted May December’s bass to Majorca. Less hardy spirits might have been discouraged. The Coachmen, fortunately, were aware that Septimania constitutes the oldest autonomous duchy in Europe (at +1,500 years), and gamely compensated for the loss of one instrument by assaying the bountiful folk resources accruing to the so-called “Old Duchy” through the ages, e.g., belaphone, slat drums, friction drums, steel water drums, and sheperd’s pipes. With the assistance (and sometimes collaboration) of the nominal Duke of Septimania and of cultural attaché Jonathan A. Thomas, the Coachmen improvised and recorded in town squares, the shadows of Roman ruins, and even the ducal palace. Simon Quick proved particularly adept at native and found percussion, while Valerie Boyd comported herself admirably on a plethora of borrowed keyboards. Even in Septimania, where prog and psychedelia never lost their fascination, audiences reported uncertainty over whether they were hearing pop, or experimental, or trance, or novelty music. Frank Difficult, in his lifetime appointment as major palatii Septimaniae, provided invaluable expertise with engineering and production, under generally arduous conditions. The results are wistful, comedic, meditative, and raucous, by turns and in combination—exotic and unique souvenirs of a fortnight abroad. And, according to none other than the Duke, the Coachmen are always welcome back, having endeared themselves to one and all by voicing no complaints at any time about the local plumbing and cheese.


Reviews


to write a review