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CD $13.00

04/25/2006 655035211527 

FPS 015 

Congs for Brums is a new full-length album from Ches Smith, drummer and percussionist for Secret Chiefs 3, Treveor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, 7 Year Rabbit Cycle and Good For Cows. Over the years Smith has performed under the direction of John Zorn, Pauline Oliveros, and Wadada Leo Smith, worked with Tom Waits, Annie Gosfield, Nels Cline, Fred Frith and Ben Goldberg and collaborated with Mr. Bungle, Carla Bozulich and Xiu Xiu. Smith brings his vast and varied experience to the table on Congs for Brums to create a fully unified collection of dark, lyrical percussion pieces. Concise themes resurface and cycle through various instruments, connecting the drum kit bombast of “Metal Vacation” and “My Last Coke,” the obsessive, cellular vibraphone melodies of “The Contra Alto Clarinet In B Flat,” and the junk percussion segues of Mental Vacation.” Mixed by producer Alex Newport (At The Drive In, The Mars Volta, The Locust, The Melvins), Congs for Brums revels in a subtlty abrasive psychedelia. In the Fall of 2006, Smith will head out on a five week U.S. tour in support of Kill Rock Stars artists Xiu Xiu.


  1. #1 The Clarinet In B Flat

  2. #2 My Motherfuckin' Roda!

  3. #3 Metal Vacation

  4. #4 Mental Vacation

  5. #5 Homemade Posi

  6. #6 Homemade Counterpoint

  7. #7 Don't Sweat The Smalls

  8. #8 Man P

  9. #9 My Last Coke

  10. #10 The Contra Alto Clarinet In E Flat

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