Monday, August 4, 2008

The wait is over - in store this week!

We're All Just MonkeysMartin Martini And The Bone Palace Orchestra - We're All Just Monkeys

At last - the CD all Martini fans have been waiting for with baited breath!

Martin Martini & The Bone Palace Orchestra’s second foray into the studio, We’re All Just Monkeys 2008, marks a progression; a real maturity and tightness in their work. Musically they have traded some of their chaos for depth but sacrificed none of their subversion. From a love story between a monkey and a sardine (Monkey and Sardine) to a song that Eddie Perfect has described as the kind of song you’d slow dance to at the wedding of a couple you just know aren’t going to make it (Knife), Martini’s music forces you to really listen rather than just let you take it in passively like a passenger. And like George Orwell, the man he quotes in the liner notes of the album, he refuses to just sit down and shut up. Such an irreverent approach is bound to alienate people. But then, he never did want to waste his life being one of those men that just fitted in. When asked whether his brash, passionate, and at times obnoxious style might often people, and whether this bothers him, he simply smiles his big serial-killer smile and says:‘we’re all just monkeys…’

"There's nothing like Martin Martini out there right now - he is his own genre - and it's about time the rest of the world caught on. A truly frightening genius is at work here." - Beat Magazine

"Here's mongrel music - my favourite kind- from Martini and his merry misfits. Playful, angry and perverse. Here's Jesus sleeping with boys." - Paul Kelly

"Think Baz Luhrmann meets Tim Burton, think The Cat Empire with manic depression." - Beat Magazine

"Imagine Tom Waits crossed with Tim Minchin and you might get cabaret rock'n'roller Martin Martini." - John Bailey, The Age

Also available: Dream Until You Die

Also available: Live at the Rainbow Hotel

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