Brainwashed Recordings will be releasing Live at VPRO Radio from The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden as part of the Brainwashed Handmade CD series.  The expected release date is December 5th.  In an unprecedented move, Brainwashed Recordings is so damned proud of this awesome recording that all pre-order customers who clearly state they've heard the samples and know what they're getting are being offered a money-back guarantee (minus shipping) if they aren't completely 100% satisfied with the release. Pre-orders are now being taken at the Brainwashed Commerce page

The One Ensemble of Daniel Paddne, "Live at VPRO Radio"

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Expected release date: December 5, 2005
  1. Clown Flinging - [MP3]
  2. Mustard Mustard
  3. Baltic Antiquarian
  4. Sleep Norway Sleep - [MP3]
  5. Weevils - [MP3]
  6. The Timble Waltz - [MP3]
  7. Farewell You Porcupine
Chris Hladowski - bouzouki
Alex Neilson - drums and percussion
Peter Nicholson - cello
Daniel Padden - guitar and voice
Aby Vulliamy - viola

Released in a limited edition of 500 letterpress sleeves, handmade by Michael Babcock of Interrobang Letterpress.

VPRO Radio is most internationally known for their Mort Aux Vaches series and Brainwashed is honored to be blessed with the second release of the year produced live at VPRO Radio by the generous Berry Kammer and Maurice Woestenburg. The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden became the working name for Daniel Padden's extracurricular solo activities outside of Volcano the Bear. Two albums surfaced through Catsup Plate (US) and Textile (FR) almost completely recorded by multitalented multi-instrumentalisy Daniel Padden, himself. Following the two releases Padden assembled an actual ensemble and has played numerous concerts and fests around Europe.

As a close and personal friend, Daniel Padden sent me the CD of the radio session. I was completely blown away at how incredible his band had transformed his songs into something so complete and fully realized. As many of the songs are older, they won't be recorded for the next album. I didn't want these recordings to go unheard or unnoticed.

Live at VPRO Radio perfectly captures an amazing ensemble in the studio, and in a world which praises a lot of "new folk," there's something to be said for musicians who are incredibly talented and led by a fantastic composer and arranger like Daniel Padden. The music is stellar with the instrumentation of drums, vocals, guitar, cello, viola, and bouzouki, challenging the dogmas of western songcraft while never losing its step and falling down the beaten path of clumsy noisemaking or music school acrobatics.

Like the Windy & Carl CD, "Dedications to Flea," this one is letterpressed in a limited edition of 500 copies by Michael Babcock of Interrobang (Isis, Converge, Hydra Head) and the music is so fantastic that I anticipate it will sell out just as quickly.