released December 31, 2001
"On the CD cover, four innocent, lemon-faced children stand on a red wedding cake underneath the arch of a magical city. All is rendered with obsessive detail. It’s cute, futuristic, druggy and a little disturbing. Look again, something on the horizon is burning. This is the world of Phantom Buffalo, where Jonathan Balzano-Brookes sings sweet falsetto tales of bugs, ghosts, and lost children, to a crunchy, country psych production that’s part Shins and part Mike Nesmith’s First National Band. The more you listen, the more beautiful and strange it becomes, as songs reveal hitherto hidden riffs and melodies and Balzano-Brookes trills such weird-out lines as “It’s got something that you drew on it” and “There’s something in the radio.” Joyful, calming and yet… Like looking at a beautiful landscape painting, and seeing something in the corner move."
Recorded by Jon Wyman at Big Sound on two inch analog tape. Mastered by David Cheppa at BQS. Made possible by Nemo.
All songs by Phantom Buffalo. Liberal knob twisting provided by Nemo. All artwork by Phantom Buffalo except for Label C which was done by Loren Leahy.
Jonathan Balzano-Brookes: Vocals, electric guitar, baby taylor, wurlitzer, kazoo.
Tim Burns: Electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
Philip Willey: Guitar, wurlitzer, moog
Sean Newton: Bass
Joe Domrad: Drums
All songs copyright 2001 Phantom Buffalo
All artwork copyright 2001 Phantom Buffalo
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