Into the Mouths of Hungry Giants is the culmination of 6 years of travel, triumph and tribulation. The first full length album release from Australian band the Barons of Tang, it is document in experimental world music. Beautiful and brutal, it is skilful and chaotic all the while following a sonic theme that’s hard to put your finger on. True, the Barons have developed a signature sound over the years but this is the album where their full dynamics become apparent. The 7 piece outfit has an arsenal of Instruments at their disposal on this record, including accordion, banjo, bass and contra-bass clarinet, trombone and double bass.
The record reflects on the world-wide travel the band has enjoyed but also the tyranny of distance and loss. It reflects the tiny tragedies faced by traveling artists: Break ins, Break ups, break outs and break downs. Deaths and gifts wrapping, tolls and tuberculosis and maybe no ones listening or maybe you have the whole world on the edge of its seat . These are their stories, told in old and new conventions, music from the past for the future. We move through sound and light, and fall into the mouths of hungry giants.
released 20 September 2013
Julian Cue: Double & Electric Bass / Vocals
Annie Pfeiffer: Percussion / Banjo / Vocals
Carlos Parraga: Accordion
Jules Brunton: Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Aviva Endean: Bb, Bass & Contrabass Clarinets
Anna Joy Gordon: Alto & Baritone Saxophone / Trombone
Sean Wyers: Drums
Melbourne, Australian based Post World Core punk band The Barons Of Tang tour all over the globe with nothing but a dream to
carry them and a collective bruise to keep them warm. They write music that is both obscure and eternal with themes written for the underdogs of society. Mixing Gypsy and punk feels with whatever’s lying around the kitchen The Barons are making waves in the duck pond....more