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Little Sand Box

Howe Gelb

14th January 2013 - Album - FIRECD301

Here is the Little Sand Box, an 8 CD box-set featuring all six commercially released solo albums by Giant Sand frontman HOWE GELB. Each album has bonus tracks and alternative takes and also included is the Sno Angel Winging It live CD and a selection of piano pieces entitled Some Piano. The Little Sand Box includes liner notes from Howe, with an introduction from Sylvie Simmons.

£60.00 £29.99

 



Albums included in the Little Sand Box are:
1. Dreaded Brown Recluse
2. Hisser
3. Confluence
4. The Listener
5. Sno Angel Like You
6. Sno Angel Winging It
7. Alegrias
8. Some Piano

“The solo albums came about as an afterthought”, Howe explains, “loving better the notion of hiding inside a band like Giant Sand for the rest of my life. When life demanded something else, then they began to happen.”

At first severely home-made and lo-fi with “Hisser” during the days when Rainer was critically ill.

Followed by the depressing “Confluence” when everything turned to shit in the late 90s.

And back up again and running fine with “The Listener”, which began the resurgence of the sonic spirit during a surprisingly long stint in Denmark.

That path would then lead to the sizzling season with a full gospel choir attached in Ottawa, Canada with the release of “‘Sno Angel”, and shockingly Mojo’s 5 star praise of it.

Next would come the most gratifying time spent surrounded with guitars in discovering the city of Cordoba, Spain and recording “Alegrias”. This recording, the Spanish critics declared, melded indie-rock pluck with the prowess of Flamenco strum in a rarified way that was heralded significant instead of the usual ‘touristo’ failings to marry Flamenco with anything. It also attracted one of Spain’s most famous guitarists into the session, maestro Raimundo Amador. Cordoba felt like the closing of a significant circle, feeling more like home than home, due maybe to my own DNA and probably the originating point of what one-day would become Tucson.

The album was so wonderfully received in Spain and granted me a kind of peace, now in my 50s, to find myself in such exquisite company whereby the sonic pathways thru gospel and Flamenco all began with meeting Rainer.”


Tracklist

Dreaded Brown Recluse:

1. Spirit Lie
2. Picture Shows
3. Loretta And The Insect World
4. Actually Faxing Sophia
5. Cello In The City
6. Still Too Far
7. Warm Storm
8. Always Horses Coming
9. Vigdis
10. Vienna 2-Step Throw Away
11. Bible Black, Book 2
12. Brown Recluse
13. Wild Dog Waltz
14. Blanket For Tina
15. Victoria Wisp
16. Detrimental Instrumental
17. Vigdis (Uninterrupted)
18. Cello In The City (Archivist Remix)

Hisser:

1. Temptation Of Egg
2. 4 Door Maverick
3. This Purple Child
4. Shy Of Bumfuck
5. Propulsion
6. Catapult
7. Creeper
8. Tanks Rolling Into Town
9. Halifax In A Hurricane
10. Living On A Waterfall
11. Like A Store Front Display
12. Explore You
13. Nico's Lil Opera
14. Thereminender
15. Hisser
16. Intro Speck
17. Soldier Of Fortune
18. Lull
19. Short Way To End The Day
20. No Name Guitar
21. Cracklin' Water
22. Satellite
23. Leather

Confluence:

1. 3 Sisters
2. Saint Conformity
3. Pontiac Slipstream
4. Sputter
5. Blue Marble Girl
6. Source
7. 2 Rivers
8. Available Space
9. Pedal Steel And She'll
10. Cold
11. Can't Help Falling In Love
12. Hatch
13. Shadow Of Where A River Was
14. Vex (Paris)
15. Vex (Tuscon)
16. Hard On Things
17. Slide Away
18. Hatch (Live In Tuscon)

The Listener:

1. Glisten
2. Felonious
3. Jason's List
4. Cowboy Boots
5. Torque (Tango De La Tongue)
6. Piango
7. Lying There
8. B 4 U (Do Do Do)
9. The Nashville Sound
10. Blood Orange
11. Moons Of Impulse
12. Now I Lay Me Down
13. Lemmy N Emmy
14. Torque Originale
15. B 4 U (Do Do Do ) - Alt Mix

'Sno Angel Like You:

1. Get To Leave
2. Paradise Here Abouts
3. But I Did Not
4. Hey Man
5. The Farm
6. That's How Things Get Done
7. Love Knows (No Borders)
8. The Voice Within
9. Nail In The Sky
10. Howlin' A Gale
11. Robes Of Bible Black
12. Worried Spirits
13. Neon Filler
14. Chore Of Enchantment
15. Get To Leave - Holy
16. Nail In The Sky - Original

'Sno Angel Winging It (Live):

1. Paradise Here Abouts
2. Dirty from The Rain
3. That's How Things Get Done
4. Spiral
5. Robes Of Bible Black
6. Vortexas
7. Ballad Of The Tucson 2
8. Hey Man
9. Worried Spirits
10. Howlin' A Gale
11. Nail In The Sky
12. Astonished
13. But I Did Not
14. Love Knows (No Borders)


Alegrias:

1. 4 Door Maverick
2. Uneven Light Of Day
3. The Ballad Of Lole Y Manuel
4. Cowboy Boots On Cobble Stone
5. Notoriety
6. Blood Orange
7. Lost Like A Boat Full Of Rice
8. Broken Bird And The Ghost River
9. (There Were) Always Horses Coming
10. The Hangin' Judge
11. Saint Conformity
12. Where The Wind Turns The Skin To Leather
13. One Diner Town

Some Piano:

1. See (Lull)
2. What (Lull)
3. Of (Lull)
4. Now (Lull)
5. Spangle Bib Of Radient Value (Ogle)
6. Before The Tenant They Sat With Popcorn And Hunch (Ogle)
7. Hokum Bigboy Was Probably Not His Given Name (Ogle)
8. Tangualtion (Spun)
9. Loss And Its Hold On Us (Spun)
10. Denmark Stunningly Soaked (Spun)
11. Excursion Disruption (Spun)
12. California Roll (Snarl)
13. Calculating Route (Snarl)
14. Ample (Snarl)

Description

 



Albums included in the Little Sand Box are:
1. Dreaded Brown Recluse
2. Hisser
3. Confluence
4. The Listener
5. Sno Angel Like You
6. Sno Angel Winging It
7. Alegrias
8. Some Piano

“The solo albums came about as an afterthought”, Howe explains, “loving better the notion of hiding inside a band like Giant Sand for the rest of my life. When life demanded something else, then they began to happen.”

At first severely home-made and lo-fi with “Hisser” during the days when Rainer was critically ill.

Followed by the depressing “Confluence” when everything turned to shit in the late 90s.

And back up again and running fine with “The Listener”, which began the resurgence of the sonic spirit during a surprisingly long stint in Denmark.

That path would then lead to the sizzling season with a full gospel choir attached in Ottawa, Canada with the release of “‘Sno Angel”, and shockingly Mojo’s 5 star praise of it.

Next would come the most gratifying time spent surrounded with guitars in discovering the city of Cordoba, Spain and recording “Alegrias”. This recording, the Spanish critics declared, melded indie-rock pluck with the prowess of Flamenco strum in a rarified way that was heralded significant instead of the usual ‘touristo’ failings to marry Flamenco with anything. It also attracted one of Spain’s most famous guitarists into the session, maestro Raimundo Amador. Cordoba felt like the closing of a significant circle, feeling more like home than home, due maybe to my own DNA and probably the originating point of what one-day would become Tucson.

The album was so wonderfully received in Spain and granted me a kind of peace, now in my 50s, to find myself in such exquisite company whereby the sonic pathways thru gospel and Flamenco all began with meeting Rainer.”


Description

 



Albums included in the Little Sand Box are:
1. Dreaded Brown Recluse
2. Hisser
3. Confluence
4. The Listener
5. Sno Angel Like You
6. Sno Angel Winging It
7. Alegrias
8. Some Piano

“The solo albums came about as an afterthought”, Howe explains, “loving better the notion of hiding inside a band like Giant Sand for the rest of my life. When life demanded something else, then they began to happen.”

At first severely home-made and lo-fi with “Hisser” during the days when Rainer was critically ill.

Followed by the depressing “Confluence” when everything turned to shit in the late 90s.

And back up again and running fine with “The Listener”, which began the resurgence of the sonic spirit during a surprisingly long stint in Denmark.

That path would then lead to the sizzling season with a full gospel choir attached in Ottawa, Canada with the release of “‘Sno Angel”, and shockingly Mojo’s 5 star praise of it.

Next would come the most gratifying time spent surrounded with guitars in discovering the city of Cordoba, Spain and recording “Alegrias”. This recording, the Spanish critics declared, melded indie-rock pluck with the prowess of Flamenco strum in a rarified way that was heralded significant instead of the usual ‘touristo’ failings to marry Flamenco with anything. It also attracted one of Spain’s most famous guitarists into the session, maestro Raimundo Amador. Cordoba felt like the closing of a significant circle, feeling more like home than home, due maybe to my own DNA and probably the originating point of what one-day would become Tucson.

The album was so wonderfully received in Spain and granted me a kind of peace, now in my 50s, to find myself in such exquisite company whereby the sonic pathways thru gospel and Flamenco all began with meeting Rainer.”


Tracklist

Dreaded Brown Recluse:

1. Spirit Lie
2. Picture Shows
3. Loretta And The Insect World
4. Actually Faxing Sophia
5. Cello In The City
6. Still Too Far
7. Warm Storm
8. Always Horses Coming
9. Vigdis
10. Vienna 2-Step Throw Away
11. Bible Black, Book 2
12. Brown Recluse
13. Wild Dog Waltz
14. Blanket For Tina
15. Victoria Wisp
16. Detrimental Instrumental
17. Vigdis (Uninterrupted)
18. Cello In The City (Archivist Remix)

Hisser:

1. Temptation Of Egg
2. 4 Door Maverick
3. This Purple Child
4. Shy Of Bumfuck
5. Propulsion
6. Catapult
7. Creeper
8. Tanks Rolling Into Town
9. Halifax In A Hurricane
10. Living On A Waterfall
11. Like A Store Front Display
12. Explore You
13. Nico's Lil Opera
14. Thereminender
15. Hisser
16. Intro Speck
17. Soldier Of Fortune
18. Lull
19. Short Way To End The Day
20. No Name Guitar
21. Cracklin' Water
22. Satellite
23. Leather

Confluence:

1. 3 Sisters
2. Saint Conformity
3. Pontiac Slipstream
4. Sputter
5. Blue Marble Girl
6. Source
7. 2 Rivers
8. Available Space
9. Pedal Steel And She'll
10. Cold
11. Can't Help Falling In Love
12. Hatch
13. Shadow Of Where A River Was
14. Vex (Paris)
15. Vex (Tuscon)
16. Hard On Things
17. Slide Away
18. Hatch (Live In Tuscon)

The Listener:

1. Glisten
2. Felonious
3. Jason's List
4. Cowboy Boots
5. Torque (Tango De La Tongue)
6. Piango
7. Lying There
8. B 4 U (Do Do Do)
9. The Nashville Sound
10. Blood Orange
11. Moons Of Impulse
12. Now I Lay Me Down
13. Lemmy N Emmy
14. Torque Originale
15. B 4 U (Do Do Do ) - Alt Mix

'Sno Angel Like You:

1. Get To Leave
2. Paradise Here Abouts
3. But I Did Not
4. Hey Man
5. The Farm
6. That's How Things Get Done
7. Love Knows (No Borders)
8. The Voice Within
9. Nail In The Sky
10. Howlin' A Gale
11. Robes Of Bible Black
12. Worried Spirits
13. Neon Filler
14. Chore Of Enchantment
15. Get To Leave - Holy
16. Nail In The Sky - Original

'Sno Angel Winging It (Live):

1. Paradise Here Abouts
2. Dirty from The Rain
3. That's How Things Get Done
4. Spiral
5. Robes Of Bible Black
6. Vortexas
7. Ballad Of The Tucson 2
8. Hey Man
9. Worried Spirits
10. Howlin' A Gale
11. Nail In The Sky
12. Astonished
13. But I Did Not
14. Love Knows (No Borders)


Alegrias:

1. 4 Door Maverick
2. Uneven Light Of Day
3. The Ballad Of Lole Y Manuel
4. Cowboy Boots On Cobble Stone
5. Notoriety
6. Blood Orange
7. Lost Like A Boat Full Of Rice
8. Broken Bird And The Ghost River
9. (There Were) Always Horses Coming
10. The Hangin' Judge
11. Saint Conformity
12. Where The Wind Turns The Skin To Leather
13. One Diner Town

Some Piano:

1. See (Lull)
2. What (Lull)
3. Of (Lull)
4. Now (Lull)
5. Spangle Bib Of Radient Value (Ogle)
6. Before The Tenant They Sat With Popcorn And Hunch (Ogle)
7. Hokum Bigboy Was Probably Not His Given Name (Ogle)
8. Tangualtion (Spun)
9. Loss And Its Hold On Us (Spun)
10. Denmark Stunningly Soaked (Spun)
11. Excursion Disruption (Spun)
12. California Roll (Snarl)
13. Calculating Route (Snarl)
14. Ample (Snarl)

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