Paul de Jong, former cellist for the Books, uses his debut solo album IF to return refreshed and willing to reveal sides previously overshadowed. The cello was merely an instrument in the Books’ work, but here it becomes its own character. Featured Tracks: Play Track. Auction Block" - Paul de Jong Via SoundCloud. This Is Who I Am" - Paul de Jong Via SoundCloud. The Books left the world just as quietly as they entered it.
Artist: Paul de Jong Title: Auction Block Album: IF Release Date: April 28, 2015. Paul de Jong is best known as the cofounder, cellist and resident found sound savant of the beloved, defunct collage-pop duo, the Books.
Paul de Jong is best known as the cofounder, cellist and resident found sound savant of the beloved, defunct collage-pop duo, the Books. Five years after that band delivered their final album, The Way Out, to much acclaim, de Jong delivers his first solo album, IF. IF sets the Books' early albums (particularly The Lemon of Pink) as a starting point, and elevates that beguiling sense of wonder and amazement to genuinely transcendent new heights.
It's easy to recognize how this album can be viewed as a reaction to years of accumulated personal issues and traumas, and it's powerful on a certain level, but on the whole, it's just not very easy to listen to or enjoy. Of course, that seems like the entire point.
The Books formed in 1999 and officially split up in 2012. Over the course of that 13-year span they released four incredible albums of delicate experimentation and sample manipulation.
Courtesy of the artist. Album opener "Auction Block" situates the listener in the countryside at dusk, complete with crickets chirping, as the sound of a fiddle and piano slowly emerges in the distance. Soon, we're in the middle of a square dance, with de Jong reeling off vocal samples until they replicate the machine-gun patter of an auctioneer.
Jean-Paul de Jong (born 17 October 1970) is a Dutch retired footballer who played mostly as a right midfielder. He was manager of FC Utrecht until the 4th of September 2018. He is best known for his lengthy spell as a player with FC Utrecht, appearing in nearly 450 official games in 14 years and winning two major titles. Born in Utrecht, de Jong had several trainee spells, including with country giants Feyenoord and AFC Ajax.
Paul De Jong album bestography. Higher ranked This album (62,645th) Lower ranked (94,820th) -You Fucken SuckerIF. Listen to You Fucken Sucker on YouTube. Paul de Jong - You Fucken Sucker. Paul de Jong - You Fucken Sucker (Official Video). Paul de Jong - It's Only About Sex (Official Video). You Fucken Sucker track list.
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