The Bowls Project

The Bowls Project

by Charming Hostess


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Charming Hostess have something interesting in mind with The Bowls Project. The inspiration comes from texts found buried in demon bowls 1,500 years ago in Babylon (modern-day Iraq). These aren't the only things here (there's also a take on the traditional "Prickle Eye Bush" [or "Gallows Pole"], for instance), but these texts do make for particularly fascinating and spooky listening, especially as they come set in a variety of frames, mostly veering to the avant-garde although there are definite touches of slightly skewed roots music as part of the proceedings. There are plenty of guests to bolster the six-piece band that's led by Jewlia Eisenberg. The texts here all have a Jewish heritage, offering a cohesion to the project. It's challenging, bringing the women who had these inscriptions made back to life and giving them a modern context.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2010
Label: Tzadik
UPC: 0702397815228
catalogNumber: 8152
Rank: 204938

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charming Hostess   Primary Artist
Marc Ribot   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Jewlia Eisenberg   Dulcimer,Harmonium,Vocals
Nils Frykdahl   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Cynthia Taylor   Vocals
Marika Hughes   Cello,Vocals
Jenny Scheinman   Violin,Guest Appearance
Ches Smith   Drums,electronics
Shahzad Ismaily   Bass,Guitar,Percussion
Ganda Suthivarakom   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jason Ditzian   Clarinet
Dawn McCarthy   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jessica Troy   Viola,Guest Appearance
Aaron Kierbel   Guest Appearance,Tar
Megan Gould   Violin,Guest Appearance
Boris Martzinovsky   Accordion,Guest Appearance
Nir Waxman   Beatbox,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

John Zorn   Executive Producer
Jewlia Eisenberg   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Dan Rathbun   Engineer
Charming Hostess   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Shahzad Ismaily   Producer,Engineer
Ezra Gale   Engineer
Marc Alan Goodman   Engineer
Ronen Roth   Engineer
Gary Chen   Cover Illustration

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