Gods and Monsters (I Am Kloot album)

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Gods and Monsters
I Am Kloot - Gods and Monsters.jpg
Studio album by I Am Kloot
Released April 11, 2005
Genre Indie rock
Label The Echo Label
Producer Joe Robinson
I Am Kloot chronology
I Am Kloot
(2003)
Gods and Monsters
(2005)
BBC Radio 1 John Peel Sessions
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Collective 4.5/5 stars [1]
Yahoo! Music UK & Ireland 8/10 stars [2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
The Press 3/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media 6/10 stars [5]

Gods and Monsters is the third album by English rock band I Am Kloot which was released on April 11, 2005. It reached #74 in the UK. The semi-autobiographical lead single from this album "Over My Shoulder", about relationships ending, was featured occasionally on MTV. Lead singer Bramwell refers to the "Night and Day" club in Manchester where he used to work and where I Am Kloot got their first break. The track "Avenue of Hope" featured in the closing credits of the Danny Boyle film Sunshine in 2007. The cover art is by poster artist Jay Ryan.[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

1. "No Direction Home" 2:34
2. "Gods and Monsters" 2:04
3. "Over My Shoulder" 2:57
4. "An Ordinary Girl" 3:06
5. "The Stars Look Familiar" 3:47
6. "Strange Without You" 2:27
7. "Astray" 1:41
8. "Hong Kong Lullaby" 2:10
9. "Sand and Glue" 4:06
10. "Avenue of Hope" 4:42
11. "Dead Men's Cigarettes" 2:50
12. "Coincidence" 2:39
13. "I Believe" 4:55

DVD[edit]

LIVE AT THE RITZ · MANCHESTER
Includes fragments of a gig recorded on 12 October 2003 in The Ritz club in Manchester. The songs come from the previous album, called I Am Kloot.

1. "A Strange Arrangement of Colour" 2:39
2. "From Your Favourite Sky" 2:53
3. "3 Feet Tall" 2:59
4. "Not a Reasonable Man" 3:01
5. "The Same Deep Water as Me" 4:17
6. "Here for the World" 3:35
7. "Proof" 2:28
8. "Life in a Day" 3:10

THE VIDEOS

9. "Life in a Day" 2:51
10. "3 Feet Tall" 3:07
11. "From Your Favourite Sky" 2:49
12. "Band Interview" 12:10

Credits[edit]

I Am Kloot[edit]

CD[edit]

Additional instruments
Production and mixing

DVD[edit]

Krishna Stott (Retina Circus Production) – directing and production

The Ritz
  • Bob Sastry – horn in "The Same Deep Water as Me"
  • Troupe (female dance group) – dance in "3 Feet Tall" and "Life in a Day"
  • Alex Perry, Jon Hillyer, Jared Roberts, Russell Moss, Jenna Collins, Philip Shotton, Wayne Simmonds – camerawork
  • Scott Abrahams and Alex Perry – editing
  • Julian Gaskell – live recording
  • I Am Kloot and Julian Gaskell – mixing
  • Krishna Stott and Julian Gaskell – mastering
  • Richard Knowles – live sound
  • Dave Morrisey – lighting
Music videos
  • "Life in a Day" and "From Your Favourite Sky" – directed by Krishna Stott
  • "Three Feet Tall" – directed by Sam Brown
Interview

Album artwork[edit]

Singles[edit]

title label format,
catalog number
release date track listing charts additional
informations
"Over My Shoulder" The Echo Label[7] CDS,
ECSCD160[7]
21 March 2005[7][8] 1. "Over My Shoulder"
2. "Great Escape"
3. "Junk Culture"
4. "Over My Shoulder" (music video)
UK Singles Chart: 38[7][9] Artwork by Jay Ryan.
gramophone record 7",
ECS160[7]
A. "Over My Shoulder"
B. "Junk Culture"
gramophone record 7",
ECX160[7]
A. "Over My Shoulder (Live From the Half Moon Putney)"
B. "Stop Talking Photographs"
"Gods and Monsters (Two Lone Swordsmen)" The Echo Label gramophone record 12",
ECDJ167 (promo),
ECDLJ 167[10]
18 April 2005[11] [10]
A. "Vocal Remix" – 4:40
B. "Fuzztrumental Mix" – 4:36
Remix and additional production by Two Lone Swordsmen; drums – Nick Burton; additional guitar – Chris Rotter.
"I Believe" The Echo Label[12] download[12] 13 June 2005[12] [12]
1. "I Believe"
2. "Gods and Monsters – Two Lone Swordsmen Vocal Remix"
3. "Gods and Monsters – Two Lone Swordsmen Fuzztrumental Mix"
4. "Haunted House"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "collective - I Am Kloot - Gods and Monsters". BBC. 2005-03-21. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^  2 hrs ago (2011-04-20). "Yahoo! UK & Ireland omg! - Celebrity Gossip | News | Photos | Videos". Uk.launch.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Gods and Monsters". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ "British Sea Power, Open Season (Rough Trade) ****; I Am Kloot, Gods And Monsters (Echo) ***". The Press. A Gannett Company Newsquest (Yorkshire & North East) Ltd. 5 May 2005. Archived from the original on 11 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "I Am Kloot: Gods and Monsters | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2005-08-18. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  6. ^ www.iamkloot.com/www/news.html at Archive.is (archived April 17, 2005)
  7. ^ a b c d e f "I Am Kloot favouritesky – discography". Favouritesky.tripod.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  8. ^ "www.iamkloot.com/www/singles". Archived from the original on December 8, 2005. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 
  9. ^ "I Am Kloot at ChartStats". Chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  10. ^ a b Gods and Monsters (Two Lone Swordsmen) at Discogs (list of releases). [retrieved 2010-12-31].
  11. ^ "Gods and Monsters (Two Lone Swordsmen)". Townsend Records. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  12. ^ a b c d "I Am Kloot - I Believe MP3 Downloads". 7digital. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17.