Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue

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Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue
Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue.jpg
Studio album by Kayo Dot
Released January 10, 2006
Recorded August 2005
Genre Experimental music, post-rock, avant-garde metal, chamber music
Length 60:19
Label Robotic Empire
Kayo Dot chronology
Choirs of the Eye
Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue
Blue Lambency Downward
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Lambgoat 9/10 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10)[2]
Sputnikmusic (4.5/5)[3]

Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue is the second full-length album by Kayo Dot, released on Robotic Empire Records in 2006. The album received high praise from Pitchfork, Lambgoat, and Sputnikmusic, the last of whom named it the #2 album of 2006.[4]

Shortly before the recording of the album, longtime collaborator and former maudlin of the Well member Sam Gutterman left to pursue outside projects, and was replaced by Tom Malone. It was the group's first and only release on the Robotic Empire label. The group embarked on a lengthy and highly successful tour after the album's release, which would be the last tour in which the band was mostly made up of former motW members, as Greg Massi left shortly after the tour to pursue solo projects, eventually forming the band Baliset. Ryan McGuire and Forbes Graham also left after the tour.

Track listing[edit]

All songs and lyrics written by Toby Driver.

No. Title Length
1. "Gemini Becoming the Tripod" 10:43
2. "Immortelle and Paper Caravelle" 9:42
3. "Aura on an Asylum Wall" 7:44
4. "___ On Limpid Form" 18:00
5. "Amaranth the Peddler" 14:07
Total length: 60:19


  • Toby Driver - guitar, piano, clarinet, percussion, and voice
  • Greg Massi - guitar, vocals, percussion
  • Mia Matsumiya - violin and percussion
  • Forbes Graham - trumpet, euphonium, percussion, and voice
  • Ryan McGuire - bass and voice
  • John Carchia - guitar and voice
  • Tom Malone - drums and other percussion