Charalambides - Market Square 2 x LP

A year after Union, in 1995, the lumbering beast that is Market Square was unveiled on Siltbreeze. A much darker affair than Union, the double LP begins with a harrowing message left on Tom and Christina's answering machine from a guy threatening to kill himself if someone didn't pick up the phone. A guy who had the wrong number and who did not leave his phone number. Yeesh. There are some gentle moments here too, but overall it's an emotionally draining, uneasy, and sometimes frightening 90 minutes. According to the web interview I read, it was never released on CD because it's too long. But surely it could be broken into 2 CDs given that it was as 2 LP set. Perhaps the real reason is they are as afraid of this album as I am.

Sample mp3: Charalambides - Magnolia At Last
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1 comment:

upsetter5001 said...

I had to let that one go from my collection because it was too dark. I wish I had scored Union when it came out but sadly it had disappeared after I had heard/ read about it.
Nice blog!