Bromst

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Bromst
Studio album by Dan Deacon
Released March 24, 2009[1]
Genre Electronic, psychedelic, experimental, noise pop[2]
Length 64:11
Label Carpark
Dan Deacon chronology
Spiderman of the Rings
(2007)
Bromst
(2009)
America
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club A[3]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[4]
Under the Radar (magazine) 8/10 stars[5]

Bromst is an album by the American electronic musician Dan Deacon.

Production and background[edit]

According to Deacon: "Spiderman of the Rings was very carefree and youthful – sort of partying for the sake of partying. This record is less about a party and more about a celebration." In an interview broadcast on NPR's Talk of the Nation on April 22, 2009, Deacon stated that the word 'Bromst' had no meaning other than being the title of the album.

Recording process[edit]

While many of the sounds in Bromst are computer generated, much of it was recorded using live instruments. The album was produced by Chester Gwazda and tracked mainly in Baltimore and was mixed at SnowGhost Studio in Whitefish Montana.

For a few of the tracks on Bromst, Deacon uses a player piano. The piano had to be re-wired so that each line was tracked individually, so the piano could keep up with what Deacon composed, which engineer Brett Allen claims to be impossibly fast to play on one piano.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Build Voice" – 5:28
  2. "Red F" – 4:38
  3. "Paddling Ghost" – 4:05
  4. "Snookered" – 8:04
  5. "Of the Mountains" – 7:16
  6. "Surprise Stefani" – 7:46
  7. "Wet Wings" – 2:53
  8. "Woof Woof" – 4:44
  9. "Slow With Horns / Run for Your Life" – 6:35
  10. "Baltihorse" – 6:21
  11. "Get Older" – 6:30
  12. "Kalimidiba (iTunes Bonus Track) – 2:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Dan Deacon – electronics, vocals, trombone, drums
  • Chester Gwazda – keyboards
  • Kevin O'Meara – mallets, drums
  • Rich O'Meara – mallets
  • Jeremy Hyman – drums
  • Andy Abelow – alto saxophone
  • Connor Kizer – trumpet
  • Matt Papiach – guitar
  • Jana Hunter – vocals on "Wet Wings" [6]

Ensemble[edit]

On December 11, 2008, Deacon performed many of the songs from Bromst with an ensemble of live performers at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, New York. The lineup of the ensemble was:[7]

Percussion:

Synthesizers, keyboards, and electronics:

Guitars:

Deacon embarked on a North American tour in the spring of 2009 where he performed with a 14-piece band, similar to the one above.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carpark Records". Carpark Records. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Bush, John (March 24, 2009). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Martins, Chris (March 24, 2009). "The A.V. Club review". Avclub.com. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork.com. March 18, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bullock, Paul. "Under the Radar (magazine) review". Undertheradarmag.com. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Pitchfork Media – "Dan Deacon Spills the Beans About New Album"". PitchforkMedia.com. February 24, 2009. Archived from the original on February 24, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dan Deacon Website as of 9.10.2010". Dandeacon.com. Retrieved October 5, 2010.