Release Date: Jul 13, 2004
Record label: Sanctuary
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Brother-and-sister duo Fiery Furnaces have released a string of brilliant singles and a rough-hewn debut album that announced a wildly eccentric talent. They seemed poised to make a classic second album. They haven't. Blueberry Boat unravels 13 tracks over more than 76 minutes. Opener Quay Cur ….
“Quay Cur,” the opening track on Blueberry Boat, is 10 and a half minutes long and features about three dozen sections that have very little to do with one another. “Self-indulgent” is a term that’s applied to music way too often, usually by people who don’t want to grapple with new sounds and approaches. Still, “Quay Cur” and the rest of Blueberry Boat are self-indulgent.