ARTiST: Chris Arduser
BiTRATE: 204kbps avg
QUALiTY: EAC Secure Mode / LAME 3.97 Final / -V2 --vbr-new / 44.100Khz
LABEL: Crooked Mile
SiZE: 55.80 megs
PLAYTiME: 0h 36min 25sec total
RiP DATE: 2008-01-09
STORE DATE: 2007-11-27
01. Drag It Out 2:42
02. The Monster I Created 2:51
03. Poor Suzette 3:42
04. Put Her Out of My Misery 2:43
05. Everything 3:56
06. Hangman's Knot 3:48
07. Washing My Conscience Clean 3:20
08. Better Than You 2:58
09. Paid For The Privilege 3:17
10. Mid Air 3:03
11. No Answers 4:05
Hapless is a new collection of songs by Chris Arduser respectfully
dedicated to luckless women and unfortunate men. Strewn with teen beats,
growling basses, off color guitars, jangling strings, groovy guest star
girl singers and more Mellotrons than you can shake a stick at!
Dire contemplations of life on earth as well as depictions of nightclub
so sad and seedy no fiction was required!
All of the above and reversible cover art!
"Arduser's third release, "Hapless," is easily his best, thanks to a
seamless batch of smart pop songs, high-end production values, and a
wonderful mix of shiny, happy melodies that counter dark, twisted lyrics.
It's a sophisticated disc that takes what he learned on his first two solo
outings - "Hostage" and "Celebrity Motorcade" - and leaps forward. The most
apt comparison is to the later works of XTC, with layered arrangements,
crafty writing, and a sense that each song has something new to reveal
each time you hear it."