Title: The Camel's Back
Bitrate: 191kbit av.
Size: 56.96 mb
Rip Date: 2008-10-09
Str Date: 2008-10-27
1. I Want That 3:51
2. Part Like Waves 4:23
3. The Camel's Back 1:56
4. Fickle Ghost 2:46
5. The Monster Song 3:27
6. Somewhere There Is A Record Of Our Actions 3:59
7. Marshrat 3:56
8. Fix It 3:01
9. Mister Ant 3:59
10. Screws 2:51
11. Homicide 0:52
12. Parker 4:21
The third album from our dynamic duo Carim Clasmann and Galia
Durant is called The Camel’s Back, because it was nearly the
straw that broke it. Psapp have been perfecting their art of
highs and lows and all the fun in between for six years now.
After a few low-key releases they unleashed their debut Tiger
My Friend on cult label Arable before graduating to Domino to
release their second long player The Only Thing I Ever Wanted.
This was the album that caused all the fun and games – its
blend of homemade electronics, meticulously scored elastic
bands and heartfelt pop struck a chord with all who heard it
because it was life changing in the most marvellous and
But when your musical dreams are being fulfilled, when you
tour the world, when you can give up your job and hear your
music trickling out of cinemas or the telly it can be pretty
This all happened to Psapp.
With everything the pair turn their hand to, they never quite
know when to stop. So when joyous hysteria and an unending
party resulted in equally huge comedowns they were left
exhausted, confused and a little broken by it all.
Slowly though, Galia and Carim returned to what they knew was
true and magic, and away from the dizziness of life they
retreated to their studio to start making sense of all that
had happened. The result is their most starkly beautiful album
In it you will find an array of monsters, ants and heartbreak,
philosophy and folly all wrapped up in glorious production,
odd noises and a heightened sense of purpose. There is a real
sense of triumph over adversity and whisper it…maturity… about
Album opener I Want That showcases this development, bursting
with enthusiasm and brassy squawks while The Monster Song is a
hugely catchy pop number, life affirming and vast - if Psapp
was a Sunday afternoon film this would be the moment when the
sun came out and everyone danced in glorious Technicolor.
But try listening to Screws or title track The Camel’s Back
without getting swept up in an intimacy that is almost
claustrophobic in its honesty.
The band has a song called Somewhere There Is A Record Of Our
Actions. This sentiment may be true, but it is doubtful that
all of them would be as beautiful and insightful as the one
left by Psapp.
The Monster Song will be the first single taken from the
album, released on November 3rd.