Track Listing: 1. underdog 2. release the spring 3. improvisation #4 4. the most useless thing 5. dandelions 6. improvisation #3 (safari youth) 7. snowy (about a cat) 8. death by northwest 9. improvisation #1 (the bag of hair) 10. a millennium fever ballad With the supersonic alt-country prog-rock band the Geraldine Fibbers on (permanent?) hiatus, husky-voiced singer-guitarist Carla Bozulich and six-string torturer Nels Cline have resurfaced as Scarnella. Bashed out in a week's time in the summer of 1998, Scarnella picks up where the most extreme of Fibbers material leaves off -- as an experiment in narcotic din a la Sonic Youth and the Velvet Underground before them. It's a potentially room-clearing effort, ranging from the strung-out "Release the Spring" to several superaggressive swaths that may be the aural equivalent of flesh being pulled slowly and methodically from the bone. Some more-structured moments -- the torchy "The Most Useless Thing" and the giddy noise-pop workout "Dandelion" -- do recall the Fibbers, but ultimately Scarnella is for those fans whose limits must be challenged even further. --Neal Weiss For information on accessing download, click HERE.
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