Hapless is a new collection of songs by Chris Arduser respectfully dedicated to luckless women and unfortunate men. Strewn with teen beats, growling basses, off color guitars, jangling strings, groovy guest star girl singers and more Mellotrons than you can shake a stick at!
Dire contemplations of life on earth as well as depictions of nightclub so sad and seedy no fiction was required!
All of the above and reversible cover art!
"Arduser's third release, "Hapless," is easily his best, thanks to a seamless batch of smart pop songs, high-end production values, and a wonderful mix of shiny, happy melodies that counter dark, twisted lyrics.
It's a sophisticated disc that takes what he learned on his first two solo outings - "Hostage" and "Celebrity Motorcade" - and leaps forward. The most apt comparison is to the later works of XTC, with layered arrangements, crafty writing, and a sense that each song has something new to reveal each time you hear it."
01. Drag It Out
02. The Monster I Created
03. Poor Suzette
04. Put Her Out of My Misery
06. Hangman's Knot
07. Washing My Conscience Clean
08. Better Than You
09. Paid For The Privilege
10. Mid Air
11. No Answers
12. Four Letter Word