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Sufjan Stevens/Osso

Run Rabbit Run

12" LP

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$21.99

Quick Overview

In 2001, Sufjan Stevens followed up his debut album, A Sun Came, with Enjoy Your Rabbit, a series of fourteen instrumentals programmatically inspired by the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Much later, in 2006, Bryce Dessner (The National, Dark Was the Night compilation, Clogs) suggested that Sufjan re-arrange the entirety of Enjoy Your Rabbit for Osso, a string quartet that had previously contributed strings to Sufjan's Illinois and My Brightest Diamond's Bring Me The Workhorse. The result is Run Rabbit Run.

Details

The four women of New York and Berlin-based string quartet Osso are no strangers to the indie rock scene. As the meat and potatoes for singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden's opera/cabaret/chamber music/rock outfit My Brightest Diamond, they honed both their classical and pop music skills with quiet ferocity, collaborating outside of that project with everyone from Jay-Z and the New Pornographers to Alice and Ravi Coltrane and Kanye West. Somewhere in the eye of that musical tornado they found themselves in the capable hands of indie pop spokesman Sufjan Stevens, providing strings for both studio and stage, so it comes as no surprise that the quartet's first "official" release is a chamber music rendering of Enjoy Your Rabbit, Stevens' 2001 electronic, all-"instrumental" collection of songs based on the symbols of the Chinese zodiac. The resulting Run Rabbit Run dutifully re-creates its creator's hypnotic, quirky, and oddly sweet song cycle, and peppers it with enough dissonant bow slides and odd harmonics to please the avant-garde crowd while keeping the twee melodies intact for the casual indie pop fan.

Additional Information

Artist Sufjan Stevens/Osso
Track Listing Year Of The Ox Enjoy Your Rabbit Year Of The Monkey Year Of The Tiger Year Of The Dragon Year Of The Snake Year Of The Horse Year Of The Sheep Year Of The Rat Year Of The Rooster Year Of The Dog Year Of The Boar Year Of Our Lord

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