The Mystery Plays

by Group Du Jour

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"Imbibe Shadowfax with vocals, add a dose or two of Green Isac and you might come up with the intoxicating brews of electro-worldbeat troupe Group Du Jour. With electronic icing, this inventive trio utilize a plethora of finger instruments (xylimbas, hand drums, chimes, gongs, etc.) linked to guitars, dulcimers, recorders and “cheap” digital samplers to yield smooth, world-fusion songs that are anything but cloying. The myriad of textures include buzzing guitars offset by electronics and whistling flutes on the evocative “Where Rivers Meet”, while the guitars on “Mercenary Man” sport a decidedly Floydian bent. After years of stimulating cassette releases, Group Du Jour’s worldly exploits are certainly quite welcome in the digital domain – and better suited to them." - Darren Bergstein i/e Magazine

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released August 15, 1992

Daniel Crommie: vocals, synthesizers, drum & percussion programming, flute, soprano & tenor recorders, electric dulcimer, harmonica and cheap digital sampler.

Paul Parker: electric & acoustic guitars, fretless bass & occasional gong.

Bo Parker: vocals, electric & acoustic rhythm guitars, xylimbas, hand drums, tongue drums, gongs, cymbals, chimes & sundry percussion.

with:

Michael Maldonado: tenor sax on "No Disguise"
Gary Haggerty: violin on "Mystery Play", "Mercenary Man" & "Mystery Play (reprise)".
Jamie Haggerty: E-note piano on "Mystery Play" and "Mystery Play (reprise)". Auxiliary synth & drum programming.
Paul Ellis: other synth on "Mine Hill at Twilight".

Recorded at Sakneussemm Studio & The Living Room between November 1990 & July 1991. Engineered by Daniel Crommie, Jamie Haggerty & Paul Parker.

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Daniel Crommie Portland, Oregon

Daniel Crommie is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (mandolins, buche, balalaika, recorders, flutes, synthesizers, etc.) and producer (Janie Mitchell, Kaitlyn ni Donovan, Lew Jones, Karen Searcy) who has released over two dozen solo albums, numerous albums with Group Du Jour, four with Echo System and five with Saturnalia Trio over the last 25 years on the New Weave label. ... more

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