Blumen​/​With a Smile - Banana Split EP

by Blumen/With a Smile

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Alan Terrill
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Alan Terrill Astonishingly complex and tightly played music. Odd time signatures all over the place, but very musical too. Pianist Richard Blumenthal plays bass and violin (and maybe cello) as well, while drummer James Knoerl sounds like he's been tutored by the sadist in 'Whiplash'. Absolutely essential. Favorite track: Alalia.
Can This Even Be Called Music?
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Can This Even Be Called Music? Banana Split EP is a really good and fun listen. I’d personally prefer if it had kept the eccentricity of the first track throughout it all, but still this is very much deserving of your attention. Favorite track: Alalia.
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All music composed and performed by Blumen and With a Smile

Richard Maxwell Blumenthal - Piano, Bass, Strings

James Christopher Knoerl - Drums, Vibes, Aux. Percussion

With additional help from:
Allegra Cramer - Harp on 'Beyond'
Sam Harchik - Guitar on 'Beyond'
Dylan Vadakin - Additional vibes on 'Crispy'

Piano transcription for Alalia in Merch tab or free here:


released January 26, 2016

Produced, Engineered, and Artisanally Handmixed by Samuel Herbert Harchik

Mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording Studio:

Album artwork by Theo Young Wrong Drawings:



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