The Mountain Goats: The Coroner's Gambit

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Release Date: 06-28-2024

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The Mountain Goats: The Coroner's Gambit

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Originally released in October 2000, The Coroner's Gambit finds John Darnielle between physical and sonic spaces, five of it's sixteen songs recorded in Simon Joyner's Omaha, Nebraska, studio, five more at home in Colo, Iowa, and the rest in Ames. The album came together slowly; The Mountain Goats had released music every year from 1991 to 1998, but between the release of that year's New Asian Cinema EP and The Coroner's Gambit, 1999 passed without an official Mountain Goats release. The additional time that went into The Coroner's Gambit paid off: It is a breakthrough for Darnielle as a songwriter and practitioner of the full-length album. His characters are sharply drawn, the immaculately appointed lore of the worlds they occupy providing them some shelter from the storm. He has grown as a guitarist and in voice, wringing moments of sweetness and humor from songs of fury and lament, nimbly modulating from mourning to longing, passing air through the lungs of the dead and survivors alike. The mix of home and studio recordings, songs where Darnielle's only accompaniment is his guitar and the whirr of his boombox and songs featuring additional instrumentation (banjo, percussion), grants The Coroner's Gambit a thrilling sense of immediacy while pointing towards a future that is soon to break open with All Hail West Texas and Tallahassee. The Coroner's Gambit is a masterpiece in it's own right, an introspective epic that further burnishes Darnielle's reputation as one of our greatest songwriters, one whose gift for confessional fabulism knows few rivals. In the ensuing years since it's original release, The Coroner's Gambit has become somewhat tricky to pin down in it's entirety. Releasing the CD for the segment of The Mountain Goats massive who just wanted the songs, and the LP for those drawn to the ephemera of the album as a package, original vinyl copies were housed in a paper bag that had additional Darnielle-penned liner notes printed on them. One thousand vinyl copies were issued, and, based on reports from the collector's scene, far fewer than one thousand bags survive to the present, it's text living on largely through Flickr albums and fansites. The 2024 reissue marks the passage of time with new text and liner notes by Darnielle.

  1. Jaipur
  2. Elijah
  3. Trick Mirror
  4. Island Garden Song
  5. The Coroner's Gambit
  6. Baboon
  7. Scotch Grove
  8. Horseradish Road
  9. Family Happiness
  10. Onions
  11. Bluejays and Cardinals
  12. Shadow Song
  13. There
  14. Will Be No Divorce
  15. Insurance Fraud #2
  16. The Alphonse Mambo
  17. We Were Patriots

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