In Glorious Times

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In Glorious Times
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Studio album by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Released May 29, 2007
Recorded 2005–2007
Polymorph Recording, Oakland
2006
Tiny Telephone, SF
Genre Avant-rock/metal
Progressive rock/metal
Length 67:45
Label The End Records
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum chronology
Of Natural History
(2004)Of Natural History2004
In Glorious Times
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
SonicFrontiers.net(8.8/10)[2]

In Glorious Times is the third studio album by avant-rock/metal band Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. The album was released on May 29, 2007.[3]

About the album, The End Records has stated:

The albums drums are performed by Matthias Bossi, who replaced previous drummer Frank Grau. As this ended up being the final album released by the band, every Sleepytime Gorilla Museum album has officially featured a different drummer, present in that capacity only for their one record.

Song information[edit]

Helpless Corpses Enactment[edit]

Prior to the album's release, the track "Helpless Corpses Enactment" was made available for download.[5] On May 22, 2007, one week before the album's release, a video for the same song was also released.[6] It was directed by Adam Feinstein.

The lyrics for "Helpless Corpses Enactment" are taken from the experimental novel Finnegans Wake by James Joyce.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicSongLength
1."The Companions" Sleepytime Gorilla MuseumNils Frykdahl10:04
2."Helpless Corpses Enactment"James JoyceNils Frykdahl 5:57
3."Puppet Show"Matthias BossiMatthias Bossi 4:15
4."Formicary"Dan RathbunDan Rathbun 5:46
5."Angle of Repose"Carla Kihlstedt and Louise BourgeoisCarla Kihlstedt 7:53
6."Ossuary"Michael MellenderMichael Mellender 4:35
7."The Salt Crown" Sleepytime Gorilla MuseumNils Frykdahl8:40
8."The Only Dance"Carla Kihlstedt and Wallace StevensMatthias Bossi 4:20
9."The Greenless Wreath" Sleepytime Gorilla MuseumNils Frykdahl6:51
10."The Widening Eye" Michael Mellender 5:09
11."The Putrid Refrain"   2:55

Personnel[edit]

The instruments listed here are as they appear in the booklet of the cd.

  • Matthias Bossi: drums, piano, glockenspiel, xylophone
  • Michael Iago Mellender: percussion, trumpet, guitar, Lever-action lever, Vatican, Valhalla, xylophone, toy piano, Tangularium, Electric Pancreas
  • Carla Kihlstedt: violin, Percussion-guitar, bass harmonica, nyckelharpa
  • Nils Frykdahl: guitar, Percussion-guitar
  • Dan Rathbun: bass, Sledgehammer-dulcimer, Thing

All sing.

  • Guest Voices: Dawn McCarthy (track 2), The Billy Nayer Show, Joel, Allen, Olivia (track 3), Marc "Fushler" Goodman, Ian Pelicci (track 7)

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