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The Defenestration of St Martin


Download links and information about The Defenestration of St Martin by Martin Rossiter. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 42:48 minutes.

Artist: Martin Rossiter
Release date: 2012
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 42:48
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No. Title Length
1. Three Points On a Compass 10:04
2. I Want To Choose when I Sleep Alone 3:48
3. No One Left To Blame 4:40
4. Sing It Loud 2:24
5. Where There Are Pixels 5:07
6. I Must Be Jesus 3:21
7. My Heart's Designed for Pumping Blood 2:46
8. Drop Anchor 3:52
9. Darling Sorrow 3:00
10. Let the Waves Carry You 3:46



Gene lead singer — and for most intents and purposes, their flat-out leader — Martin Rossiter returned to action in 2012 via assistance from the fan-funding site Pledge Music, releasing the stark, intimate The Defenestration of St. Martin toward the end of the year. Gene never sounded this spare — they were a guitar band, after all — and the unadorned instrumentation naturally forces attention on Rossiter's writing, particularly his lyrics. Always underappreciated during Gene's prime, Rossiter's lyrical skills have deepened with age, his pathos carrying a rich sense of irony and his humor as piercing as a stiletto. The same can't be said of his melodies, music that is gentle and lilting but never immediate; it feels like a soft bed for his words, but repeated listens reveal the structures, no matter how elliptical they may be. Yet that is the appeal of The Defenestration of St. Martin: it is pure artistic id, and after hearing it, it's possible to view Rossiter's entire body of work in a new light, gaining an appreciation for his grace, wit, and artistry.