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The Saxophones
Singing Desperately Suite

When their recent album, Songs Of The Saxophones was in the can, The Saxophones, Alex Erenkov and Alison Alderdice, kept hold of the musicians that helped them to record some more songs. Singing Desperately Suite is the result. It recalls the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the recent output of Low. 4-track 7” EP on Full Time Hobby.
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The Saxophones
Songs of the Saxophones

The Saxophones started as the solo project of Alex Erenkov. He wanted to incorporate some basic percussion into his sound so recruited his wife, Alison Alderdice, which also meant he could take her on tour with him. As you can probably tell from the cover of Songs Of The Saxaphones, he’s quite fond of her. Their influences all come come from leftfield sounds such as The Exotica/Hawaiian music of the 1950s - Edhen Abhez, Buddy Fo and Martin Denny to name a few, Vittorio Impiglia, a 1970s Italian outsider guitarist and west coast jazz. LP on Full Time Hobby.
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The Saxophones
Aloha / Just You

The Saxophones, an Oakland trio containing just the one saxophonist, are ready to start the new year on an exceedingly gentle note. ‘Aloha’ on the A-side is a barely-there dream-indie plod that resembles a sort of sugary, summer-pop version of Zelienople. The sheer restraint is remarkable. Spot the background breeze of actual saxophone if you can!
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Aloha / Just You

Just like the drummer from ZZ Top being called Frank Beard and not actually having a beard, the Saxophones aren't made up entirely of saxophones. There is saxophone on it though I have to warn you but it's just a small part of hubby and wife team Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice's take on low voiced slowcore. They cover a David Lynch song B side which just about sums them up. 

The Saxophones
If You're On The Water

You would think that these would be Robin's favourite band but alas there is no saxophone in sight. In stead we get the sort of slowcore that the likes of Timber Timbre do so well all inspired by a terrible boating accident. These are the first recordings from this husband and wife team who do a nice job of bringing more sad to the world.