Create account Log in

Book of Silk


Download links and information about Book of Silk by Tin Hat Trio. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Jazz, Country genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 52:03 minutes.

Artist: Tin Hat Trio
Release date: 2004
Genre: Jazz, Country
Tracks: 15
Duration: 52:03
Buy on iTunes $9.99
Buy on Amazon $6.99


No. Title Length
1. The Longest Night 3:54
2. The Clandestine Adventures of Ms. Merz 2:20
3. Company 4:52
4. Invisible Mobile 4:45
5. March of the Smallest Feet 2:50
6. Hotel Aurora 3:38
7. Osborne Avenue 3:34
8. Elliott Carter Family 3:52
9. Things That Might Have Been 4:26
10. Red Hook Stoop 4:48
11. Same Shirt, Different Day 1:55
12. Pablo Looks Back 1:09
13. Light Black from Pole to Pole 2:49
14. Lauren's Lullaby 4:12
15. Empire of Light 2:59



Following in the pattern of their previous releases, on Tin Hat Trio's fourth album, Book of Silk, the trio of violin, accordion, and guitar traipse through haunted saloon doors and across rainy Italian piazzas. Skirting the line between jazz, acoustic music, and contemporary composition, Tin Hat Trio's earthy sonic explorations seem like something from the turn of the century, but they leave it unclear as to which century they are referring. Could be 1800, could be a century yet to come. While their songs would never be mistaken for pop tunes, previous releases have kept a real ear toward structured melody, often offering "the hook" buried deep within their meandering tune, but Book of Silk seems to drift even further out than anything before. Gone is Willie Nelson singing "Willow Weep for Me," but in his place are gauzy soundscapes and textural ghost stories, occasionally discordant and nearly always beautiful. The dobro-and-tuba-driven "Things That Might Have Been" is a cinematic piece perfect for a film about juggling, while the opening track "The Loneliest Night" sums up the group's ability to be haunting, endearing, and thought-provoking all at the same time. The album culminates with a charming chamber piece gently sung by violinist Carla Kihlstedt which serves as the perfect lullaby, lovingly tucking the album in for a good night's sleep.