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penelope houston . karmal apple
(1994) Normal Records (Released in Europe only)

(1994) Normal Records Germany 13 tracks
on LP and CD (out of print)
$10 download

"get down on your hands, you'll make a real nice chair, baby, you're worth a fortune in innocence and fear" With these opening lines Penelope introduces an album that captures her inestimable songwriting talent at it's most ironic, caustic, unflinching and emotionally forthright. Never the less, Karmal Apple sounds as juicy and delicious as the gorgeous unique folk pop she and her band are known for. This time with a fuller production crunch. The complex and subtle arrangements are played with an intelligent, upbeat, and almost off-handed feel that belies the depth of the subject matters. Imported European only release, from 1994.

Tracks: click on any song title to see lyrics
1. ride
2. picturesque
3. new day
4. the mermaid
5. everybody's little dream
6. waterwheel written by Pat Johnson
7. flourish
8. fall back
9. fall garden
10. happy ending
11. snakebite written by Mary O'Neil
12. redemption
13. make me

Recorded at Different Fur Studios by Howard Johnston in 1994.