THE CURIOUS DIGIT  |  Hessian Hills




  1. Younger Actors
  2. Flames
  3. Who Most Resemble the Desperate
  4. Parachute
  5. The Lake in Earlysville
  6. Last Season
  7. Erase
  8. (Ear of an Idol)
  9. Within a Jar
  10. Covet These

Rob Sheffield (Details, Rolling Stone) put it best when he wrote, "BOMBAY ALOO is a playfully bizarre avant-pop racket with guitar fuzz, cheapo synths, video-game noises, and songs to take your breath away... If a junk shop could hum, it would sound like the Digit."

By the time the Curious Digit had gotten around to recording HESSIAN HILLS, they had become "adept impressionists" creating a few sweeping portraits of sonic, artistic and emotional paralysis. The songs throughout Hessian Hills flirt with country and the subtler side of epic rock, with sentimental noise and the vestiges of gamelan -- there is a good balance between the traditional and the unconventional, between tension and release. And the words and melodies are memorable, almost infectious, yet disarming.

Currently, the principal songwriter for the Curious Digit, Adam Busch, is carrying on as the prime mover behind Manishevitz, and keyboardist Parker Paul Wilkinson is performing solo as a piano/vocalist.

(JAG006 released: 10/01/96)

Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Dani by Briana Marela

Boys Life by Small Black

Bunker Buster by Viet Cong

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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Briana Marela
New York, NY - Pianos  w/ Brave Shores, Jack and Eliza, Tora, Ben Talmi

Small Black
Atlanta, GA - The Earl  w/ Painted Palms

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