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Disc 1:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Oh No No Pajo  
  2   High Lonesome Moan Pajo  
  3   Ten More Days Pajo  
  4   Manson Twins Pajo  
  5   War Is Dead Pajo  
  6   Baby Please Come Home Pajo  
  7   Icicles Pajo  
  8   Mary Of The Wild Moor Pajo  
  9   Let Me Bleed Pajo  
  10   Francie Pajo  


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David Pajo has been actively yet quietly involved in the making of some of the most influential music of the past decade and a half. Firstly as a member of the much imitated Slint and later in the uber-cool Tortoise as well as frequent collaborations with Will (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy/Palace etc.) Oldham (the less said about his involvement in Billy Corgan's misguided indie-cred attempt Zwan, the better).
As Impressive as his C.V. is, it's his solo work under the guises M, Aerial M and Papa M that he has been most prolific for the last 10 years and which many (myself included) rate as his best.
For this, his fourth album proper he has chosen to dispense with the "M" pseudonyms, and opted to call himself and the album simply by his surname: PAJO, perhaps an indication that he is more comfortable as a solo artist in his own right, than someone else's backing man?
His solo albums have become progressively less instrumental and textural, and more stripped back and song focussed. In that respect "PAJO" is definitely his most "songwriter" effort to date, but there is still enough grit and glitch here to keep the indie kids happy. The grit is possibly due to the method in which "PAJO" was recorded. As always it's self-recorded, but instead of the old reliable tape machine or pro-tools set-up, Pajo recorded this album on the cheap recording software that came as standard with his laptop, often singing and playing directly into the computer speakers! The result is stark and direct, yet hauntingly beautiful, with an eerie digital lo-finess that I've not heard anywhere else. After a few listens it becomes apparent that this is David Pajo's definitive artistic statement. A truly unsung hero of modern music.

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Artist: Pajo
Album: Pajo
Cat #: URA153
Date: 12/07/2005
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Spunk
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Genres: Alt/Indie/Punk
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