Alise


Alise

Infobox Album
Name = Alise
Type = Album
Artist = Dzeltenie Pastnieki


Released = 1984
Recorded = December 1983 - June 1984 ("Oktobris", "Pie Lielās Omas")
Genre = Synthpop, New Wave, Post-punk
Length = 44:56
Label = Ingus Baušķenieka ieraksti
Producer = Ingus Baušķenieks
Last album = "Man ļoti patīk jaunais vilnis"
(1982)
This album = "Alise"
(1984)
Next album = "Vienmēr klusi"
(1984)

"Alise" is the third album by Latvian band Dzeltenie Pastnieki, released through magnitizdat in 1984, and 'officially' as late as 2004.

The album was based on the music the band recorded for an amateur stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass", directed by Andris Zeibots. All the lyrics are from the two books, as translated by Dagnija Dreika-Matule and Zeibots. Кушнир А.И. "100 магнитоальбомов советского рока: 1977-1991 - 15 лет подпольной звукозаписи." АГРАФ, 2003. ISBN 5-85929-061-6] Stundiņš, Jānis (2005). "Ingus Baušķenieka mūža postmodernisms". "Mūzikas Saule" 27: 25.]

Album closer "Gaisa balona dzinēja" is an instrumental version of the 1980 Raimonds Pauls/Vizma Belševica song "Kamolā tinēja", which was originally performed by Imants Skrastiņš. The Dzeltenie Pastnieki version was heavily influenced by Trio , particularly the song "Turaluraluralu".

Outtakes from this album's sessions eventually formed the basis for the next album, "Vienmēr klusi" , while directly related tracks on later albums include "Alise un runcis" (on "Vienmēr klusi"), "Brīnišķā zupa" (on "Depresīvā pilsēta"), "Hercogienes dziesma (instrumental)" and studio chatter titled "Cik zaļas acis zutim" (on "Sliekutēva vaļasprieks"). A short instrumental reprise of "Vakara zupa" was included on the band's 2003 comeback album "Kaķis".

The track "Omāru kadriļļa" is considered the best example of Baušķenieks' tape editing labours, as it was reportedly edited out of 45 minutes of recorded material, with the resulting track lasting just under 5 minutes.

The artwork by Toms Vītiņš bears resemblance to the Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark album "Universal".

Track listing

All songs written by Ingus Baušķenieks/Andris Kalniņš/Mārtiņš Rutkis/Viesturs Slava/Zigmunds Streiķis/Lewis Carroll except where noted.

#"Džabervokijs"
#"Peles dziesma"
#"Hercogienes dziesma"
#"Vakara zupa"
#"Viļņa valsis" (Baušķenieks/Kalniņš/Rutkis/Slava/Streiķis)
#"Trīsi, trīsi, sikspārnīt..."
#"Dziesma par kroketa spēlēšanu"
#"Omāru kadriļļa"
#"Apsūdzības dziesma"
#"Gaisa balona dzinēja" (Raimonds Pauls)

Credits

*Graphics - Toms Vītiņš
*Special thanks to Mārtiņš Saulespurēns, Mārtiņš Brauns and Harijs Bašs

Release History

References


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