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Califone - Deceleration Two album

Califone - Deceleration Two album Performer: Califone
Title: Deceleration Two
Style: Post Rock, Avantgarde, Indie Rock
Date of release: 2003
Size MP3: 1914 mb
Size FLAC: 1501 mb
Rating: 4.1

Deceleration One was a fantastically powerful recording, cinematic in an altogether different sense. And though its follow-up was recorded at the same time as the original (February 2002)- as well as the circumstances surrounding its recording- it's a very different beast, favoring steadier rhythm and much busier accompaniment

2. Fireworks (No Mail Days Are Sad Days) I. 3. Fireworks (No Mail Days Are Sad Days) II. 4. Fireworks (No Mail Days Are Sad Days) III. 5. Salome: The Moon Is Chaste.

Fireworks (No Mail Days Are Sad Days) II. 7:44.

Handpainted halo/Ceiling. Face under hat/Old streetside. Parade queen/Milk waltz/Dirt moon. Intro/Sleepy child asks for an orange. Monkey, cat, ballerina and hood escape. Dog sold/Hangs from rearview mirror. Fruitstand floor/Ankle bite/Dog steals. Night falls/Devil springs fully formed. Hell orchestra with dancers/Glass choir. Cat fights devil/Hellions chase dog. Garlic head clown serenades ballerina. Dog feeds orange to sleepy child.

Deceleration One. Overview (current section).

Califone has released instrumental albums that were recorded while the band played live soundtracks for films recorded in the 2000s. Deceleration 1 and Deceleration 2 were released in 2002 and 2003, respectively Collaborations. In 1997, members of Red Red Meat collaborated with members of oRSo and Rex to record Loftus for Perishable Records.


Music For "Francis" By Brent Green
1 Francis 5:50
Music For "Fireworks (No Mail Days Are Sad Days)" By Jeff Economy
2 Fireworks (No Mail Days Are Sad Days) I 5:07
3 Fireworks (No Mail Days Are Sad Days) II 7:44
4 Fireworks (No Mail Days Are Sad Days) III 4:03
Music For Salome By Alla Nazimova
5 The Moon Is Chaste. She Is Like A Little Piece Of Money 0:38
6 In The Palace Of Herod 1:53
7 Effeminate Soldiers At The Cage Of Jokaanan/Salome Hears The Prophet's Voice 0:52
8 "...Suffer Me To Touch Thy Body...Touch Thy Hair...Kiss Thy Mouth..."/Daughter Of Sodom. Get Thee Behind Me 1:36
9 The Young Syrian Slays Himself/Herod Slips In A Pool Of Blood 1:57
10 "I Love To See In A Fruit The Mark Of Thy Little Teeth." 4:43
11 "Whatsoever Thou Shalt Ask Of Me, If Thou Wilt But Dance For Me, Salome." 0:24
12 She Dances 5:45
13 "I Ask The Head Of Jokaanan In A Silver Charger." 2:05
14 Skull Ring In The Fist Of The Executioner 0:11
15 "I Will Not Look At Things, I Will Not Suffer Things To Look At Me." 1:31
16 "I Have Kissed Thy Mouth." 1:59


  • Drums, Saxophone, Keyboards [Casio], Instruments [Pick-up Mics], Percussion [Wire Drum, Sheet Metal, Cutlery], Tape [Recorder], Melodica – Joe Adamik
  • Electronics – Gary Schepers (tracks: 5 To 16)
  • Mastered By – Mike Hagler
  • Organ [Pump] – Brent Green (tracks: 1)
  • Percussion, Effects [Sound] – Matt Fields (tracks: 1)
  • Percussion, Instruments [Vibrator], Bass, Effects, Effects [Space Echo] – Ben Massarella
  • Piano, Guitar, Electric Piano, Keyboards [Casio], Loops – Tim Rutili
  • Recorded By – Graeme Gibson (tracks: 1 to 4), Joe Ferguson (tracks: 5 to 16)
  • Synthesizer, Mandolin – Gillian Lisee (tracks: 5 To 16)
  • Tape, Theremin – Jeff Economy (tracks: 5 To 16)
  • Violin, Loops, Voice, Piano, Melodica, Tape [Recorder], Banjo – Jim Becker


Music for three silent films.
Track 1: Music for 'Francis' by Brent Green
Tracks 2-4: Music for 'Firework (No Mail Days Are Sad Days)' by Jeff Economy
Tracks 5-16: Music for 'Salome' by Alla Nazimova
Music for 'Salome' recorded live 2-22-02 at the Ferguson Theatre, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
Tracks 1-4 recorded at 4 Deuces (Clava)
Tracks 5-16 recorded at Columbia College
Mastered at Kingsize
Limited to 1000 copies

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On sticker on plastic sleeve): 6 63849-0044-2 6