Zippo Songs

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about

A deeply moving and intense look at the poetry American GIs inscribed on their lighters in Vietnam. Phil Kline has set these profound and desperate poems with a calm and sacred spaciousness, echoing through the listener as if the soldiers themselves were singing to us from the afterlife. Coupled with Three Rumsfeld Songs ("As We Know," "That Many Vases," and "Near-Perfect Clarity"), Zippo Songs is Kline's statement on war and the politics of war in a fresh, new take on the age-old tradition of the protest song.

Best of 2003; "Phil Kline scores an experimental winner."
-K. Leander Williams, Time Out NY

"It all makes for a confused, unsettling and often dizzying atmosphere, surely appropriate to the texts and the times."
-James R. Oestreich, The New York Times

"Running an emotional gamut from anxiety to ferocity, from long-distance desire to helpless despair."
-Alan Lockwood, New York Press

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released July 27, 2015

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Cantaloupe Music Brooklyn, New York

Cantaloupe Music is the record label created by the three founders of New York's legendary Bang on a Can organization—composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe—with Bang on a Can managing director Kenny Savelson. Cantaloupe Music has made a massive impact in the contemporary music community, and has been recognized by critics and fans worldwide for its edgy and adventurous sounds. ... more

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