MARK MALLMAN "double silhouette"
chose this one to listen to purely because the cover stood out at me...
never heard of Mark but its apparently his eigththalbum.
all i hear throughout this one is shades of Joe Jackson and
Ben Folds....not keen on Ben and Joe's work has always been
patchy to say the least IMO.
some nice songs on here,some downright aweful, slightly humourous
in places, like the above mentioned artists also.
comes in at an ok 1.6
for those who get confused with the MHRS...LOL
shame theres no proffessional review to be located by me, but allmusic do have
his bio which is below...
from the album:
by Greg Prato
Minneapolis by way of Milwaukee singer/songwriter Mark Mallman
got his start with trashy glam rockers the Odd
in the late '90s (prior to that, Mallman
had been in a few bands with future Promise Ring
leader Davey VonBohlen
). But the group was almost over as soon as it began, and Mallman
launched a solo career straight away. In 1998 came the release of Mallman
's solo debut, The Tourist
, while the VonBohlen
side project Vermont
recorded a Mallman
original composition ("We Only Have Each Other in the Night") for a split 7" single. On December 10, 1999, Mallman
received some publicity when he performed a never-ending song he dubbed "Marathon" for 26 hours with a rotating cast of 28 musicians.In 2000, Mallman
issued his sophomore effort, How I Lost My Life and Lived to Tell About It
, which featured guest spots by Kat Bjelland
(ex-Babes in Toyland
), Ed Ackerson
), and Mallman
's old pal, VonBohlen
. A third release, Mark Mallman & Vermont
, followed a year later. The Red Bedroom
, his fourth album, was issued in spring 2002. It was produced by Radiohead
producer Paul Q. Kolderie
. The Who's Gonna Save You Now?
EP and the live effort Live from First Avenue, Minneapolis
were released in 2003. Mr. Serious
's first self-produced album, followed in 2004. It marked his first album for Badman. Between the Devil and Middle C
arrived in 2006, followed in 2008 by Night Shot
, the latter of which was attributed to Ruby Isle
, a collaboration between Mallman
, Kindercore Records co-founder Dan Geller
, and drummer Aaron LeMay
stepped back into his solo guise for 2009's Invincible Criminal
and 2012's Double Silhouette.