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8 x 8

Posted onJuly 5, 2011 by     1 Comment

This is a lot better than it has any right to be, considering how long most bands take to make an album. But, then perhaps they’re not as talented as this lot!

8×8 is comprised of Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, Damien Kulash and Neil Gaiman.

The intent (and therefore band name) was to make 8 songs in 8 hours. In the end, it was 6 songs in a little more, but heck – feel the quality! Gaiman is better known for his stories, rather than his lyrics but that shows through here in exactly that manner. He even sings one, the almost Neil Innes-like “The Trouble With Saints”.

And any song called “Nikola Tesla” was bound to get my interest!

Favourite at this point, though, is the quietly heart-breaking “Because the Origami”.

The album is available to buy here. Recommended.

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One Response to “8 x 8”

  1. Andy says:

    And whilst it’s foolish or indulgent to reply to myself, I sort of forgot the rather fabulous:

    (this probably won’t work but I’m still learning….)

    That’s 4 of 6. Go buy! It’s cheap!

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