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After 12 years of instrumental albums (ranging from a pair of Solo Pianos, chamber music, collaborative albums with Boys Noize, Jarvis Cocker and Plastikman and even a best-selling Christmas record), Chilly Gonzales has a lot to get off his chest. The notebooks that sat unfilled since 2011's orchestral rap opus, The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales, started to fill up again in early 2022 after ending a lengthy decade of psychoanalysis. Coincidence? Hardly. Behind the wordplay and name-dropping, the songs that made it to Gonzo reveal an ongoing tension between persuasion and confession, delusion and self-awareness and finally, gratitude. The tension between creativity and commerce also continues to be a career-long exploration. But is this truly a rap album? Instrumental pieces such as the Stravinsky-esque "Fidelio" or the tearjerking "Eau de Cologne" will remind listeners of Gonzo's extravagant "musical genius" persona, as the words and rhymes from previous verses settle into their ears.
After 12 years of instrumental albums (ranging from a pair of Solo Pianos, chamber music, collaborative albums with Boys Noize, Jarvis Cocker and Plastikman and even a best-selling Christmas record), Chilly Gonzales has a lot to get off his chest. The notebooks that sat unfilled since 2011's orchestral rap opus, The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales, started to fill up again in early 2022 after ending a lengthy decade of psychoanalysis. Coincidence? Hardly. Behind the wordplay and name-dropping, the songs that made it to Gonzo reveal an ongoing tension between persuasion and confession, delusion and self-awareness and finally, gratitude. The tension between creativity and commerce also continues to be a career-long exploration. But is this truly a rap album? Instrumental pieces such as the Stravinsky-esque "Fidelio" or the tearjerking "Eau de Cologne" will remind listeners of Gonzo's extravagant "musical genius" persona, as the words and rhymes from previous verses settle into their ears.
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Gonzo
Artist: Chilly Gonzales
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Gonzo
2. Surfing the Crowd
3. High As a Kite
4. Fidelio
5. Open the Kimono (Feat. Bruiser Wolf)
6. Neoclassical Massacre
7. Cadenza
8. F*CK Wagner
9. I.C.E
10. Eau de Cologne
11. Poem

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After 12 years of instrumental albums (ranging from a pair of Solo Pianos, chamber music, collaborative albums with Boys Noize, Jarvis Cocker and Plastikman and even a best-selling Christmas record), Chilly Gonzales has a lot to get off his chest. The notebooks that sat unfilled since 2011's orchestral rap opus, The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales, started to fill up again in early 2022 after ending a lengthy decade of psychoanalysis. Coincidence? Hardly. Behind the wordplay and name-dropping, the songs that made it to Gonzo reveal an ongoing tension between persuasion and confession, delusion and self-awareness and finally, gratitude. The tension between creativity and commerce also continues to be a career-long exploration. But is this truly a rap album? Instrumental pieces such as the Stravinsky-esque "Fidelio" or the tearjerking "Eau de Cologne" will remind listeners of Gonzo's extravagant "musical genius" persona, as the words and rhymes from previous verses settle into their ears.
        
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