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Adventures of Ghosthorse & Stillborn


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CocoRosie is sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady, a visionary duo with a startling ability to tackle the most taboo of subjects with complete honesty and spiritual freedom. Crafting songs that blend a myriad of styles and references ranging from folk and opera to hip-hop and reggae, the sisters often tranform the most painful of experiences into memorable, evocative pop anthems. Taken as a whole, ... Read more in Amazon's CocoRosie Store

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  • Audio CD (10 April 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Touch & Go Records
  • ASIN: B000NQR7RU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 568,905 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 April 2007
Format: Audio CD
Cocorosie have always been weird -- their first album was utterly bizarre, and so was their second.

But their creepy freakfolk sound is taken a step further in their third album, "The Adventures Of Ghosthorse And Stillborn." The sister duo's sound is more polished and complex in this one, but remains eerie, bizarre and enticing -- like a fantastical child's dream.

It opens with Bianca crooning "Of aaaaaalllll the white horses," over rattly maraca, keening guitar, chittering birds and a smooth keyboard melody. But by nature it's hip-hop oriented, with some childlike rapping:

"He's moved a little nearer/to the master of our laughter/to the master of our song... then we gathered in a circle/still drown the rainbow fire/burning amber's not united/we remember mystical beauty." It's gloriously catchy, but kept from being merely poppy by all those odd sounds and extra melodies.

Things get less openly catchy with the songs that follow -- skittering ambient rap, clattering pop tunes that are crammed with keyboard tones and scratchy samples, music-box ballads, wistful little meandering freakfolk tunes, and delicate guitar pop with a soaring keyboard edge.

The music in "The Adventures Of Ghosthorse And Stillborn" is almost TOO full at times, like a dusty room filled with old dolls and ornate toys. But it's never predictable -- there's always a weird new melody draped in oddball sounds for them. You never even have the chance to get bored.

The instrumentation is a bit more electronically oriented this time around, with waves of organ and keyboard over the smooth piano, rattly drums and ringing guitar. Sometimes these girls throw in some random samples (is that a duck?
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 April 2007
Format: Audio CD
Cocorosie have always been weird -- their first album was utterly bizarre, and so was their second.

But their creepy freakfolk sound is taken a step further in their third album, "The Adventures Of Ghosthorse And Stillborn." The sister duo's sound is more polished and complex in this one, but remains eerie, bizarre and enticing -- like a fantastical child's dream.

It opens with Bianca crooning "Of aaaaaalllll the white horses," over rattly maraca, keening guitar, chittering birds and a smooth keyboard melody. But by nature it's hip-hop oriented, with some childlike rapping:

"He's moved a little nearer/to the master of our laughter/to the master of our song... then we gathered in a circle/still drown the rainbow fire/burning amber's not united/we remember mystical beauty." It's gloriously catchy, but kept from being merely poppy by all those odd sounds and extra melodies.

Things get less openly catchy with the songs that follow -- skittering ambient rap, clattering pop tunes that are crammed with keyboard tones and scratchy samples, music-box ballads, wistful little meandering freakfolk tunes, and delicate guitar pop with a soaring keyboard edge.

The music in "The Adventures Of Ghosthorse And Stillborn" is almost TOO full at times, like a dusty room filled with old dolls and ornate toys. But it's never predictable -- there's always a weird new melody draped in oddball sounds for them. You never even have the chance to get bored.

The instrumentation is a bit more electronically oriented this time around, with waves of organ and keyboard over the smooth piano, rattly drums and ringing guitar. Sometimes these girls throw in some random samples (is that a duck?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Phill on 28 April 2007
Format: Audio CD
CocoRosie is a duo I hadn't really heard of but after a friend lending their album "La Maison De Mon Reve" and loving the song "By Your Side" I impulsively bought their third studio album. "The Adventures Of Ghosthorse & Stillborn" is an eclectic,spooky,cute and damn right weird collection of songs which almost play out like a story which is enjoyable throughout although, it's not without some minor faults.

'Rainbowarriors' is a very cute song almost like it was supposed to be the theme music to a cartoon, the lyrics are just totally nuts and i love it, it almost plays out like a story of the Rainbowarriors, battling against evil (Saint Noni). Bianca & Sierra's voices are very unique and compliment the crazy beat thats sounds like a mixture of random sounds with a little hip-hop and i whole load of originality very cool song. 'Promise' follows the same strange suit starts off with indian sounding instruments with somewhat sonar-like beat the vocals are more spoken word much like the first track almost like shes rapping but its cool i like this one with the breathy singing in the background and the thumping drum make it almost sexy!

'Bloody Twins' is pretty short and reminded me of Bjork's album 'Vespertine' the song "Frosti" came to mind as they also use a musicbox like Bjork did which is beautiful with the harrowing,haunting vocals a la Joanna Newsom-esque

which goes into the ethereal 'Japan' which i agree with the other reviewer it does have a reggae undertone also fairground music came to mind.

'Sunshine' took a while for me to get into the start is odd, the thing i admire about Bianca & Sierra is the way they love to experiment with almost anything they can get their hands on, I'm not much of a fan of this one but i admire the originality of it.
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