Round The Bend: VCV Plays Jandek

by VCV

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"The long-awaited but well-hidden VCV album "Round The Bend" has finally been pressed. Nine tracks of instrumental Jandek covers, officially approved by Corwood themselves, that are equally in the spirit of VCV's sound as well as Jandek's. These special pieces focus on recreating/reinterpreting the mood of Jandek's work, with tracks selected from various points in his oeuvre, all the way from a gospel-acoustic cover of "Alehouse Blues" from One Foot In The North, to a molten-heavy doomed out version of "The Electric End" from Lost Cause. A very eclectic group of songs but still cohesive in that Corwood way, and an affirmation of VCV's true roots and versatility as a band. There's really something here for everyone, no matter what camp you're from, SSR's or Corwood's. This album includes the sad and beautiful cover of "I'm Ready" which we consider to be one of VCV's defining moments. A must have for any fan of VCV, Jandek or improvisational music!"

-From the Install website, 2008

"A total surprise to have VCV album 'Round The Bend' drop this week. An album of Jandek adaptations created by Brian Grainger and David Tagg. These tasteful versions pay tribute to to the originals with the artists adding their own dimension. If you're feeling miserable this Christmas then this will liven up the party (not). although I do get an uplifting feeling from their version of 'Alehouse Blues' which is probably the best title of a track ever. Authentic looking artwork too all approved by Corwood Industries on Install. This is really fantastic and worthy of your attention."

-Norman Records (9/10)


released December 1, 2008

All songs copyright Corwood Industries - used with permission. Produced and performed by Brian Grainger and David Tagg. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Photography by Brian Grainger. This is Second Sun Recordings number SSRD-04.



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