Tenki | We're Not Talking About The Universe, Are We (#2)

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We're Not Talking About The Universe, Are We (#2)

by Tenki

Chicago indie psych pop with spacey guitar hooks, juicy beats and screaming trumpets.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Conversation
6:58 $0.99
2. Blueface Arizona
4:04 $0.99
3. Do You Think...
2:44 $0.99
4. The Shy Retirer
3:56 $0.99
5. Gestures
3:20 $0.99
6. Watersprung Dam
3:21 $0.99
7. Hazy
2:42 $0.99
8. Funny Little Beast
3:34 $0.99
9. I Love You
3:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
TENKI adds the bookend to their 2-part CD series "We're Not Talking About The Universe, Are We" with eight tracks that follow the course established in 2006's "#1" with its epic rock and healthy dose of {mid} western grandeur by way of searing trumpets, bombastic drumming and psychedelic guitars. But "# 2" features more TENKI variety and voices. It begins with the dreamy "The Conversation" that is classic TENKI with its patient swells of grandeur. Followed by the bounce-driven rock of "Blueface Arizona" and the boisterously dark and dirty existentialist dirge "Do You Think...". "The Shy Retirer" is TENKI's only recorded cover song originally by Arab Strap followed by the slower "Gestures" featuring Kmieciak on vocals, then sped up with "Watersprung Dam" who's lyrics were conceived while driving I-88 to the Quads in the middle of the night. The drunken "Hazy" waltz and the '70s sitcom-ish "Funny Little Beast" wrap things up. Or so you think. Trailing the main body is the hidden track "I Love You" recorded by a 12 year-old Dexter Gold on a crappy tape deck in his bedroom - his first rock experiment and as raw as it gets.

"#2" is TENKI's fifth recording in seven years and introduces the new bass stylings of Stephen Favazza who recently moved to Chicago from St. Louis. The rest of the band is the same: Jamie Toal (vocals), Jeff Kmieciak (guitars), Jeff Wichmann (aka Dexter Gold) (trumpets and keys), Sean Burke (drums), and Garen Gaston (keys and trumpets) who is the featured Wurlizter player throughout this recording.



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Hakan Okur

A perfect PR album
One of the best albums I have ever heard lately...


Creative, poetic, not too raucous.
The Conversation is my favorite--I can play the whole CD over and over and discover something new each time. Thanks.


awsome great album its raelly good music i love it ..