The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden

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December 2002

US CD Catsup Plate CPR714

  1. The Handmade Sisters of Devotion
  2. Circus Homunculus
  3. Sleep Between the Brows of All My Eyes - [MP3]
  4. Remnant Kings
  5. It's Wonderful to Think About Tigers
  6. The Incomprehensible and the Numinous
  7. Fledgeling - [MP3]
  8. Spiders on Ice
  9. The Tadpole Alphabet
  10. Chasm Dave
  11. Grand as Pipes - [MP3]

Daniel Padden - music
Mary Wells: violin on 3, singing on 12.
Andra Kulans: violin on 3, 4, and 12.
Kenneth Broom: saxophone on 5.
Jeremy Barnes: piano and pedal organ on 12.
Laurence Coleman: acoustic guitar on 6.
Nick Mott: ballaphon on 6.

Recorded between 2000 and 2001 with the exception of 8, which was recorded years several years earlier.

"An astonishing solo epic voyage of beautifully composed experimental music...A god-like record." (Steve Hanson, Careless Talk Costs Lives / Ptolemaic Terrascope)

"Strikingly beautiful at times, Padden's music truly comes from another place. Wholly unique and lush with feeling, "The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden" is a rare and unclassifiable masterpiece." (Other Music)

"An album that is so distinctly unique in its sound that it's hard to think of any comparisons at all." - Mats Gustafsson, Ptolemaic Terrascope.

"His soft deregulation of sounds obeys an internal logic, a secret unity which makes it all the more penetrating. Swift and Carroll are dead, but their Jack 'o' Lanterns are still dancing." (Les Inrockuptibles)

"He grasps past the legible edges of time in the way that Third Ear Band or Art Ensemble of Chicago (in their breath-space moments) would, to a raw earth music where the dead voices gather... The past is still alive, less repetitive and imitative, and more crossbred and permeable, a peculiar new strain of familiar sound twisted once again." (Luna Kafe)