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The Resource The idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw, and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do, Fiona Apple, (sound recording)

The idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw, and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do, Fiona Apple, (sound recording)

Label
The idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw, and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do
Title
The idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw, and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Apple
Title variation
  • Idler wheel is wiser--
  • Idler wheel--
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fiona Apple, alone with her voice and piano, along with Charley Drayton on percussion, has nowhere to hide on her fourth studio album, arriving some seven years after her Extraordinary Machine, nor does she given any indication she would prefer to run. The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do features spare but not skeletal arrangements --- colored subtly with harmonies, slight effects, overlapping rhythms, and additional keyboards --- never shifting focus away from Fiona's magnetic vocals, the human element pulling us into these songs. What was rumored about Extraordinary Machine is actually true about The Idler Wheel: there are no singles here, nothing concise and concentrated to facilitate an easy sell. As elliptical as the melodies and words can be, the music is immediate and the songs unfold quickly, certain turns of phrase or thrilling runs swiftly seeping into the subconscious. The Idler Wheel plays like Fiona Apple at her purest and that is plenty complicated; she takes no shortcuts or easy turns, her intent somewhat shrouded but never absent. Much of the charm of Apple's music is not decoding what it all means but learning its internal clockwork, letting the songs take root, so the love songs seem sweeter, the braggadocio seem funnier, the pathos and paranoia feeling seem fathomless. Similarities to her three previous albums are apparent, certain jazzy strides and rigorous dexterity, but what is new is an unwavering determination and cohesion where nothing is wasted, either in the composition or arrangement, and this lean confidence binds The Idler Wheel. -- Editorial Review provided by Stephen Thomas Erlewine for All Music Guide, taken and adapted from Barnes And Noble website
Accompanying matter
  • libretto or text
  • other
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Apple, Fiona
Credits note
Mastered by Howie Weinberg and Dan Gerbarg
Date time place
  • Recorded by John Would at Stanley Recordings, in Venice and Los Feliz, both in California
  • Recorded by Edison Sainsbury at NBB Studio, in New York City, New York
  • Mixed by Dave Way at Way Station, in Los Angeles, California
Dewey number
  • 782.42166
  • 781.66
Form of composition
rock music
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M1630.18.A67
LC item number
I35 2012
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Fiona Apple, vocals, piano ; with accompaniment
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Epic Records
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  • Rock music
  • Popular music
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw, and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do, Fiona Apple, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Full credits and lyrics inserted in container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Anything we want
  • Hot knife
  • Every single night
  • Daredevil
  • Valentine
  • Jonathan
  • Left alone
  • Werewolf
  • Periphery
  • Regret
Control code
ocn794046140
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
886919786323
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
88691978632
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1470670
  • (OCoLC)794046140
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw, and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do, Fiona Apple, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Full credits and lyrics inserted in container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Anything we want
  • Hot knife
  • Every single night
  • Daredevil
  • Valentine
  • Jonathan
  • Left alone
  • Werewolf
  • Periphery
  • Regret
Control code
ocn794046140
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
886919786323
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
88691978632
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1470670
  • (OCoLC)794046140
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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