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by Celest

"Diabolic cabaret music", "Other-wordly bizarro jazz", "Like driving through a toon-town" - these are but a few comments on this debut album from the Swedish band Celest. ($9.97)
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. My Dirty Love
4:36 $0.99
2. What's in the Barn
3:30 $0.99
3. Burden Moors
6:06 $0.99
4. Siamoon
3:38 $0.99
5. Uwaga Gazowana
5:20 $0.99
6. Lecter Rebels
3:36 $0.99
7. Vet Hut
2:54 $0.99
8. Queen of the Fairies
2:00 $0.99
9. Tom Dooley in c-minor
9:58 $0.99
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Formed in 2001, formerly known as "Traffic Beard" and "Heurotic". Decided to change name in 2003 because the music had turned out to be quite different than before. The members have played music together since they were seventeen and are planning to do it several more years. The music could be described as a multi-ethnic United Nations of Sound with lots of guitars and rock influences as well.

This CD comes with a spray-painted cover which means that every copy is unique.




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Paul Mojomama

Wow!! What a great sound!!!
This Cd is 100% creativity!!
The moods and the samples are full on in your face and create a vibe all it's own.
Not sure how to categorize but just enjoying the rules being broken.Maybe a pyschedelic gypsy caravan twisting down a broken road thru the middle of the night.
If you want to hear something new checkout this Disc for sure.Celest kicks it.

Tonto Savalas

Vicious Skeletons Poked My Eyes Out
The first time I heard Celeste was the song, What's In The Barn, and I thought, "Dam this is some crazy stuff", how was I supposed to know that it was one of their least crazy songs. I've spent most of my life listening to music and I've never heard anything quite like this before, great musicianship mixed with a joy for weirdness. My original thoughts on What's In The Barn was that Celest played swing music for acid casualties, I was wrong they play all types of music for acid casualties. So if you wanna have a good time at your next schwan-session make sure to grab this CD.


What Can I Say?

Kind of like Louis Armstrong drunk in a sawmill in Costa Rica. In a good way.

Steve Morris-Sinister Utopia Orchestra

Excelent Post Industrial, Avant Garde Jazz, with a smile
Really good to hear tracks like this again. Reminds of early Throbbing Gristle, which despite their gruesome sounding name and dark industrial camouflage were actually a great(if unconventional) Jazz band. This has all the dark and quirky attributes but also retains a sense of humor which is very refreshing and worth a listen.


Celest comes out of the void with something magnificent
Celest uses a truly unique approach to capturing a world unlike no other artist. A treat to the ears, and sugar for the soul celest is surely to take you to the end of everything. Listen to this album to see if there's any coming back

Steve Bancroft

Experimental Bibideboo Swing Rock!
For about 5 seconds into the first song you think, wow, this is kind of easy listening swingy nostalgia my grandparents might enjoy! But then the onslaught begins. This first track, My Dirty Love devolves quickly into a mix of raw acoustic replete with jazzy jungle vibes and bebop voices, and suddenly you feel as if you have been transported back through time to some smoky nightclub in a parallel universe where everything is just a little different. What's in the Barn, quite a strange mix of electronica and big band swing, you know you’re still not back in Kansas yet, but you must repress the urge to dance where you throw your partner up in the air. Burden Moors has a caricatured Tom Waits carnival sideshow feel, or perhaps you’ve been drinking more than you thought. But no, you haven’t touched a drop yet, you are just experiencing a rather intriguing form of experimentalism, each song blending old and new seamlessly and in a variety of styles- Siamoon with a catchy guitar riff and more gritty vocals that border on the blues, Vet Hut verging more on American Indian electronica, to the likes of Queen of the Fairies, full force rock reminescient of classic tongue-in-cheek Rundgren's You Need Your Head. No, not so normal, but for avant-garde pretty darn fun!

Jon Raney, NYC jazz pianist

Celest is definitely a unique group!
Celest is definitely a unique group. You could attempt to attach a label to their music: Demonic Rock Humorists, Experimental Fusion music with a touch of the psychotic, etc. But the important part is these guys can really play their instruments and they seem to be able to play a variety of styles cleanly; they also have command of the studio in terms of both creativity and execution. The fact that they are so humorous is a bonus.

Even if you don't understand the meaning of everything they sing about (Even in the pop music realm, can anyone claim to understand all of Elton John's lyrics?), they have a sense of the rock infused comedy that is created through an innate sense of the right juxtaposition of driving beats, rhythm hooks and oddball voices, snippets and sounds and they make it seem easy. These guys could find their muse in a number of contexts including sound tracks and experimental films. Stay tuned.


Broaden your musical horizons
This music makes me think of Tom Waits and Primus, beeing perhaps the most obvious influences, but also of Turbonegro.
In common for the bands above, as for Celest, is that they seem to take no notice of genre clichés. Celest has no problem in mixing Japaneese contemporary Jazz with 70´s punk rock.
This is really exiting stuff for anyone willing to broaden their musical horizons.

Bart Hodges-exertionproject.com

A Musical Adventure
If you're looking for music that features a diverse range of styles, a good level of energy, and a high degree of creativity, you sould seriously consider getting a copy of this CD. This CD showcases music that combines elements from nearly every genre and style one could fathom, and will take you on a journey to places only the music of Celest can take you.

The Dead Horses

The freshest thing I've heard in ages.
My first impression on hearing this album is "at last, something refreshing". I'm glad to see that somebody has thought of doing something a bit different. I'm glad that I've found this band and I look forward to hearing more from them.
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