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.[1] 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
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Studio album by
Brant Bjork
ReleasedApril 30, 2002
RecordedNovember 2000 at Donner and Blitzen in Silverlake, California
GenreStoner rock
Length45:40
LabelMusic Cartel, Duna, Low Desert Punk (LP)
ProducerMathias Schneeberger
Brant Bjork chronology
Jalamanta
(1999)
Brant Bjork & the Operators
(2002)
Keep Your Cool
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

This album was re-issued on vinyl in 2008 as a double LP.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Brant Bjork, except tracks 2 & 5.

No.TitleLength
1."Hinda65"5:05
2."Smarty Pants" (Lyrics by Brant Bjork, music by Mathias Schneeberger)4:02
3."My Ghettoblaster"4:48
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
6."Cheap Wine"4:09
7."Cocoa Butter"3:13
8."Joey's Radio"4:01
9."Captain Lovestar"6:33
10."Hinda65 (Return Flight)"4:57

Critical ReceptionEdit

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."[1] 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".[2]

CreditsEdit

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

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Brant Bjork & the Operators - Brant Bjork". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Matt McMillan (1 June 2002). "Brant Bjork and the Operators review by Exclaim.ca". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 10 January 2019.