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The use of the word "alternative" to describe music is greatly overused. Especially since completely mainstream artists such as REM and Green Day can use it. But despite its overuse, "alternative" is the word I use to describe Mr. Fickle's music. He does not do music for the masses. He doesn't even do music for other people. He doesn't use common musical forms or clichés as a crutch. His music and lyrics are deeply personal and completely his own.
The beauty, yes beauty, of Mr. Fickle's music is learning to understand and appreciate his rules. This is not "easy" music. It's not simple music. It's different music. And if you're willing to go someplace different, this is the music for you.
And this is the important part, despite being an alternative to mainstream, his music lacks the pretense and atonal chaoticness usually associated with such music. In other words, his music is not odd for the sake of being odd. His music strictly follows his own rules and those rules are not broken for the sake of being different. His music is listenable and surprisingly catchy. But at a much deeper level than what you're generally used to.
Do you remember the first time you heard a great album such as Tom Verlaine's Television or Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones? Those albums stuck with you for their brilliant uniqueness. You can't forget them. The Clavicle Gate is such an album. - Ima Fish
1. Obligatory Intro
2. Unsaid(precious to me)
3. Nickles And Dimes, Baby
4. Halt My Hands
5. What To Do
6. Twelve Years Between Coins
8. Is It You Or Is It Me?
9. You're a Fake, You're a Fraud...And I'm Your Biggest Fan
10. Cynical Show
11. On My Head
12. So Worn You're Warm (Ugly)
The Clavicle Gate, released 06 August 2013
MVF: vocals, guitar & piano
Keith Thomson: bass
Dave Perry: drums
Damen Thompson: guitar
Jeff Zielinski: drums on tracks 2,7,8 & 9
Dave Schall: guitar on tracks 8 & 11
Jim Fourniadis: bass & background vocals on tracks 11 & 12
Chad Knight: drums on tracks 11 & 12
Josh Sokal: additional bass on track 2
Produced by MVF
All songs by MVF
released 06 August 2013