1. Fruitless Endeavour (Driver)
2. Everywhere a Dove (Gill)
3. The Pump (Driver / Gill)
4. Sketch of My Child (Gill)
1-3 mixed by Jean Martin at the Farm
Ryan Driver plays sprinkles, watering can, flask, synthesizer, flute, guitar, piano, and human voice.
Thom Gill plays synthesizer, guitar, and human voice.
Meghan Lacroix's human voice is heard on Dove...
The Pump is the subject of Cabot McNenly's documentary of the same name.
sketch of a child by Ryan
supported by 5 fans who also own “Fruit Dove Pump Child”
This is a most exciting surprise bag of unusual songs, each of them thoroughly different from the other ones. But they have one thing in common: They are ingenious. It's not easy to find a drawer where to put this music in. I'm reluctant to use the term "experimental", because this can mean anything, and nothing as well. Out of the established genres, "alternative rock" probably fits best, but this music is so alternative that it blows up the confines of the genre. In my collection, I'm tagging music like this as "avantgarde", to express that it's somehow ahead of the usual listening experiences. Sven B. Schreiber