Eye to Ear II

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Eye to Ear II
Studio album by Fred Frith
Released 2004 (2004)
Recorded 1997, 2001, Germany
2002–2003, United States
Genre Experimental rock
Length 47:24
Label Tzadik (US)
Producer Fred Frith
Fred Frith chronology
Rivers and Tides
(2003)
Eye to Ear II
(2004)
Eleventh Hour
(2005)
Eye to Ear series chronology
Eye to Ear
(1997)
Eye to Ear II
(2004)
Eye to Ear III
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Eye to Ear II is a studio album by English guitarist, composer and improvisor Fred Frith. It is a collection of film music composed and performed by Frith, and is the second of three Eye to Ear albums dedicated to his work for short films. It was recorded in Germany and the United States between 1997 and 2003.

The music on Eye to Ear II appeared in the following films:

A modified version of the track "Gambling, Gods and LSD" also appeared on the soundtrack of the film of the same name, Gambling, Gods and LSD (2003) by various artists.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Fred Frith except were noted.

  1. "Sideshow 1" – 2:07
  2. "Gambling, Gods and LSD" – 14:19
  3. "Sideshow 2" – 2:26
  4. "Hirschen Mit Goldenen Hufen" – 7:53
  5. "Sideshow 3" – 2:19
  6. "Returning Home: Wood and Water" – 8:34
  7. "Returning Home: The Wind" (Frith, Wu Fei) – 4:11
  8. "Returning Home: Straw Dance" – 3:17
  9. "Sideshow 4" – 2:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Fred Frith – guitars, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, violin, accordion, ocarina, kalimba, drum samples, Mobius instruments, toys, low-grade sound effects, voice
  • Gail Brand – trombone (5)
  • Heather Heise – accordion (6-8)
  • Wu Fei – gu zheng (6-8)
  • Anne Hege – voice (6-8)

Sound and artwork[edit]

  • Tracks 1,3,5 and 9 recorded at Guerrilla Recordings, Oakland, United States, January–February 2002
  • Track 2 recorded at Jankowski Studio, Esslingen, Germany, July 2001
  • Track 4 recorded at Ludwigsburg Film Akademie, Ludwigsburg, Germany, 1997
  • Tracks 6-8 recorded at Mobius Music, San Francisco, United States, January 2003
  • Myles Boisen – engineer
  • Oliver di Cicco – engineer, instrument design, instrument technician
  • Peter Hardt – engineer, compilation, editing
  • Scott Hull – mastering
  • Fred Frith – audio production, compilation
  • Kazunori Sugiyama – associate producer
  • John Zorn – executive producer
  • Heike Liss – photography
  • Heung-Heung "Chippy" Chin – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westergaard, Sean. "Eye to Ear II". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 

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