Grindstone (album)

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Grindstone
Studio album by Shining
Released 29 January 2007
Genre Avant-garde, experimental rock, jazz fusion, hard rock
Length 44:08
Label Rune Grammofon
Producer Kåre Chr. Vestrheim
Shining chronology
In The Kingdom Of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster
(2005)
Grindstone
(2007)
Blackjazz
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (7.6/10) [2]
Sonic Frontiers (9/10) [3]

Grindstone is the fourth studio album by the Norwegian band Shining, released in 2007 by Rune Grammofon.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster" – 5:40
  2. "Winterreise" – 3:33
  3. "Stalemate Longan Runner" – 4:15
  4. "To Be Proud of Crystal Colors is to Live Again" – 0:50
  5. "Moonchild Mindgames" – 3:06
  6. "The Red Room" – 2:16
  7. "ASA NISI MASA" – 1:52
  8. "To Be Proud of Crystal Colors is to Live Again" – 1:10
  9. "Psalm" – 7:21
  10. "-... .- -.-. ...." – 2:07
  11. "1:4:9" – 5:04
  12. "Fight Dusk with Dawn" – 6:54
  • The title of track 10, "-... .- -.-. ...." spells out 'Bach' in morse code.
  • The title of track 11, "1:4:9" is the proportions of the black monolith from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • "Asa Nisi Masa" is a gibberish phrase found in the film . As a child, the main character Guido Anselmi is told by a fellow orphan that uttering this phrase at night will bring to life a certain portrait, and reveal a secret treasure hidden within the orphanage.
  • "In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster" is a reference to the novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being and is also the title of Shining's previous record.

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