Invisible Means is the second oddball masterpiece from four of the world’s finest experimental master musicians, was originally released in 1990. Together French, Frith, Kaiser and Thompson conjure up a heady mix, covering a bewildering variety of genres, from folk and R&B to avant-garde and comic opera. Underpinning the whole album is the extraordinary level of their musicianship. Fledg’ling Records are proud to present this newly re-mastered, maximum length CD, including a previously unreleased live cover of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Play With Fire’.
“The ensemble playing is never less than inspired”.
Amongst the many highlights are John French’s hilarious ‘Now That I Am Dead’ – in which a deceased musician discovers death is the career boost he’s being waiting for), and Richard Thompson’s remarkable ‘Begging Bowl’ and the simply stunning ‘Killing Jar’.
JOHN FRENCH – drums & lead vocal
FRED FRITH – bass
RICHARD THOMPSON – guitar & lead vocal
HENRY KAISER – guitar
1 PEPPERMINT ROCK
2 TO THE RAIN
3 LIZARD’S TAIL
4 MARCH OF THE COSMETIC SURGEONS
Act 1, scene 1, The Clinic of Dr. Krikstein. On a podium, Centre, MRS. RIPSTOCK-GEDDES is posing as Aphrodite, complete with water jug. Enter Left DR. KRIKSTEIN, followed by his STUDENTS, marching Indian file to the rhythm of the music.
6 QUICK SIGN
7 BEGGING BOWL
8 KALO TAKARIVA
9 INVISIBLE MEANS
10 LOCH LOMOND
11 PLAY WITH FIRE (live bonus track)
12 THE BOOK OF LOST DREAMS
13 DAYS OF OUR LIVES
14 THE EVENING NEWS
15 THE NEARSIGHTED HERON
16 NOW THAT I AM DEAD
17 HUNTING SUNSETS
18 KILLING JAR
Release date: 1st September 2008
Barcode number: 5020393 307222