Danielson Famile "Tri-Danielson!!! (Alpha)" CD
Recorded partly in a funeral parlor in South Jersey by Shimmy Disc guru Kramer, this album stands as a potent and surreal testament to eldest brother and chief songwriter Daniel's revisionist take on the daily moral struggle we all wage. He does so with conviction and commitment, while still maintaining a sense of humor without falling into the trap of over-ironizing. "He worries about 'fleshly' matters, dreams of making babies, recalls his own birth and calls his mother 'Mommy,' and plays it all as a family pageant," said CMJ magazine. "Tell Another Joke At The Ol' Choppin' Block", "Tri-Danielson!!! (Alpha)", and "Tri-Danielson!!! (Omega)" were recorded together and released separately as sister albums. An experiment in album form, they attempted to push out in three opposite directions from one source without a unification attempt. They prove that the Famile is a band who can translate the intensity of their increasingly famous live performances -- in which the band dons nurses uniforms that act, according to Daniel, as "visual reminders of the spiritual and emotional healing taking place" within audience members -- onto record.
For fans of: Sufjan Stevens, Sonic Youth, Daniel Johnston