PICASTRO - BECOME SECRET

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Label: MONOTREME

Release date: 15/02/2010

Barcode: 5050693242121

Catalog no.: MONOCD0000044

Item ID: 340199

Since the release of their debut album Red Your Blues in 2001, Toronto-based Picastro have continued to mine a rich seam of beautifully melancholic (and sometimes menacing) avant-folk / rock. Their fourth album, "Become Secret", finds them on top form once again, with the familiar accompaniment of cello, acoustic guitar, drums and piano employed to great effect on songs that incorporate Eastern-European folk themes, bleak cinematic soundscapes and dark, unsettling pop. Front woman and songwriter Liz Hysen shares vocal duties on several songs with guest vocalists including Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers), Brendan Massei (Viking Moses), Colleen Kinsella (Fire On Fire, Cerberus Shoal) and John McIntyre Lyrically, Hysen drew inspiration from a variety of sources, including Cormac McCarthy, Westerns and the Bible, as well as Antonionis film 'The Passenger'. (Hysen, an avid film buff who also makes Super 8 films as a hobby, says that the final album track, "The Stiff", synchs up perfectly with the final scene of 'The Passenger'.) The sleeve art, which was drawn by Josef Bolf, is based on The Temptation of St. Anthony.

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