Brant Bjork & the Operators
Brant Bjork and the Operators is the second solo album by desert rocker Brant Bjork. Although titled Brant Bjork and the Operators, Bjork sings and plays most instruments on the album. He is joined by friends Mathias Schneeberger and Mario Lalli to lend guitar and vocals. This was Duna Records first release.
|Brant Bjork & the Operators|
|Studio album by |
|Released||April 30, 2002|
|Recorded||November 2000 at Donner and Blitzen in Silverlake, California|
|Label||Music Cartel, Duna, Low Desert Punk (LP)|
|Brant Bjork chronology|
This album was re-issued on vinyl in 2008 as a double LP.
All tracks are written by Brant Bjork, except tracks 2 & 5.
|2.||"Smarty Pants" (Lyrics by Brant Bjork, music by Mathias Schneeberger)||4:02|
|4.||"Electric Lalli Land"||5:11|
|5.||"From The Ground Up (We Just Stay The Same)" (Lyrics by Brant Bjork, music by Brant Bjork & Mathias Schneeberger)||3:41|
|10.||"Hinda65 (Return Flight)"||4:57|
Reviews were mostly positive, with AllMusic declaring "all of the above experiments come off so effortlessly original and organic that despite occasional misfires [...] one has to tip his or her hat to Bjork's purely musical instincts." Exclaim! appreciated the quieter and varied nature of the album, as well as promoting it as a "gem that makes the hours wading through musical sewage worth it".
Brant Bjork: vocals, guitars, bass, and drums
Mathias Schneeberger: keyboards, * additional guitars
Produced & Engineered by Mathias Schneeberger
Guitar leads on "Electric Lalli Land" by Mario Lalli
Backing Vocals on "Captain Lovestar" by Franz Stahl
Princess Lovestar by Debbie
Handclaps on "My Ghettoblaster" by the low desert punks
- "Brant Bjork & the Operators - Brant Bjork". Allmusic.
- Matt McMillan (1 June 2002). "Brant Bjork and the Operators review by Exclaim.ca". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 10 January 2019.