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Encyclopedia > Trompe le Monde
Trompe le Monde
Trompe le Monde cover
Studio album by Pixies
Released October 7, 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Alternative, College rock
Length 39:03
Label 4AD/Elektra
Producer Gil Norton
Professional reviews
Pixies chronology
Bossanova
(1990)
Trompe le Monde
(1991)

Trompe le Monde is the Pixies' fourth and final full-length studio album, released on October 7, 1991 through the 4AD record label. (It was released simultaneously in the USA on 4AD/Elektra, although the 2004 USA CD re-issue is solely on 4AD.) After the surf-pop of Bossanova, the album saw a return to the abrasive sound of the band's early albums, even incorporating two songs, "Subbacultcha" and "Distance Equals Rate Times Time", pre-dating their debut. The production of Gil Norton remained, while heavy metal-esque riffs made their first appearance and Black Francis' songwriting continued to mature. Image File history File links Pixies-TrompeLeMondeCover. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... College rock was a term used in the USA to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term alternative came into common usage. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Gil Norton is a British record producer known for his work with such bands as Feeder, Counting Crows, Pixies, Terrorvision, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Triffids, Del Amitri, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, James, The Feelers, Dashboard Confessional and Span. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... Robert Christgau (born April 18, 1942), is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics.[1] In print, his name is sometimes abbreviated as Xgau. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Bossanova was the Pixies third studio album, released in 1990 through 4AD Records. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the record label 4AD. For the year, see 4. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Bossanova was the Pixies third studio album, released in 1990 through 4AD Records. ... Gil Norton is a British record producer known for his work with such bands as Feeder, Counting Crows, Pixies, Terrorvision, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Triffids, Del Amitri, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, James, The Feelers, Dashboard Confessional and Span. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... For other persons named Frank Black, see Frank Black (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Album name

The album name comes from the title of the first track, "Trompe le Monde", a French phrase meaning "Fool the World". Unlike previous albums, the title of the album comes from the name of a song (rather than a song lyric), and is a play on the French phrase "trompe l'oeil" — a painting technique in which the painter fools the viewer into thinking objects presented are real. [[: Le Image:Mural de Narbonne. ...


Track listing

All songs written by Black Francis except "Head On" written by William Reid/Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain. William Reid (born 28 October 1958 in Glasgow, Scotland) was the guitarist for the British rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. ... Jim Reid on-stage in 1999 Jim Reid (born 29 December 1961) was the lead singer for critically acclaimed British indie band The Jesus and Mary Chain, which he formed with his elder brother and guitarist William Reid. ... The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band that revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. ...

  1. "Trompe le Monde" – 1:48
  2. "Planet of Sound" – 2:06
  3. "Alec Eiffel" – 2:50
  4. "The Sad Punk" – 3:00
  5. "Head On" – 2:13
  6. "U-Mass" – 3:01
  7. "Palace of the Brine" – 1:34
  8. "Letter to Memphis" – 2:39
  9. "Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons" – 2:48
  10. "Space (I Believe In)" – 4:18
  11. "Subbacultcha" – 2:09
  12. "Distance Equals Rate Times Time" – 1:24
  13. "Lovely Day" – 2:05
  14. "Motorway to Roswell" – 4:43
  15. "The Navajo Know" – 2:20

Planet of Sound is a alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1991 album Trompe le Monde, the first single to be released from that album. ... Alec Eiffel is a alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1991 album Trompe le Monde, also released as a single. ... Head On is an alternative rock song by The Jesus and Mary Chain, covered by the Pixies for their 1991 album Trompe le Monde. ...

Personnel

For other persons named Frank Black, see Frank Black (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Joseph Alberto Santiago (born June 11, 1965) is a Filipino-American musician. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... David Lovering born 1961 was a drummer for the Pixies from 1986 through 1993. ... Bass drum made from wood, rope, and cowskin A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion group that can be large, technically classified as a membranophone. ... Kim Deal (born June 10, 1961 as Kimberly Ann Deal) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bassist. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Eric Drew Feldman is an American keyboard and bass guitar player. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ...

Production

  • Produced by Gil Norton
  • Engineered by Steve Haigler
  • Recorded at Master Control, Burbank; Pacifique, Burbank; Studio Des Dames, Paris; Blackwing, London
  • Mixed at Master Rock, London

Gil Norton is a British record producer known for his work with such bands as Feeder, Counting Crows, Pixies, Terrorvision, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Triffids, Del Amitri, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, James, The Feelers, Dashboard Confessional and Span. ... Audio engineering is a part of audio science dealing with the recording and reproduction of sound through mechanical and electronic means. ... Methods and media for sound recording are varied and have undergone significant changes between the first time sound was actually recorded for later playback until now. ... Audio mixing is used in sound recording, audio editing and sound systems to balance the relative volume and frequency content of a number of sound sources. ...

Design

  • Art direction and design – Vaughan Oliver / v23
  • Design assistance – Chriss Bigg, Paul McMenamin
  • Photography – Simon Larbalestier
  • Rockets – Steven Appleby
  • Typesetting – TPP Ltd. London

Graphic designer based in Battersea, South London. ... Steven Appleby is a British cartoonist. ...

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1991 The Billboard 200 92
1991 UK Album Chart 7

Singles - Billboard (North America) The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ...

Year Single Chart Position
1991 "Letter to Memphis" Modern Rock Tracks 6
1992 "Head On" Modern Rock Tracks 6

Gallup (United Kingdom)

Year Single Chart Position
1991 "Planet of Sound" Gallup Top 75 27

External links

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