Esopus CD #7: Ouija

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Poet James Merrill’s productive use of a Ouija board for his work, discussed in Mitch Horowitz's “Spellbound” (also in this issue), got us to wondering: What kind of illumination—spiritual or otherwise—might musicians gain from a “talking board” Early in the summer Esopus sent Ouija boards to 13 participants, requesting that they use them in some way to create songs.

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The Rosebuds
In the Backyards
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Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp are The Rosebuds. Their albums include The Rosebuds Make Out (2003) and Birds Make Good Neighbors (2005), Life Like, and Loud Planes Fly Low (all on Merge Records).

PLAYLIST
01
The Rosebuds
In the Backyards
02
Patrick Cleandenim
The Sho
03
The Focus Group
We Are Coming Back to Dance with You
04
Danielle Stech-Homsy
Ferris
05
Tom Krueger
Ouija
06
Excepter
HA
07
Asobi Seksu
Bounce
08
Saturday Looks Good to Me
Spelt Out
09
The Swimming Pools
We Are the Magic
10
Carolyn “Honeychild” Coleman
New Hands (Submarine Mix)
11
Greg Weeks
With Fine Precision the Plants Descend
12
The Earlies
Mimic
13
El Perro del Mar
Hello Goodbye
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