A Portable Model Of

The first of several high-flying conceptual works to come from the JOAN OF ARC compound is a eminently eclectic affair – organic and electronic, ironic and earnest, familiar, yet wholly irregular. It’s a balance that allows this Chicago-based group to walk on the fringe without being swallowed by it. You’ll feasibly end up scratching your head as much as you wind up nodding it, but if you didn’t, you’d probably be missing the point.

Mike Kinsella: Guitar on 4, 10; drums on 2, 3, 10
Ann-Marie Rounkle: Vocals on 2
Ryan Rapsys: Drums on 6, 8, 12
Jay Gabarck: Guitar on 3
Davey vonBohlen: Vocals on 6
Nathaniel Braddock: Effectron on 7
Azita Yousefi: “Explain water to the Fish”

Recorded December 1996 – March 1997
Released June 1997

Tracks 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 Recorded & Mixed by Elliot Dicks & JOA at Elliots
loft
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 13 Recorded & Mixed by Casey Rice at Idful Music,
IL
Edited by D. Signer at Dance Hall Classikx
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, NJ
Illustration by Jeremy Boyle
Graphics by Jason Gnewikow
Photography by Ann-Marie Rounkle

1. I Love A Woman (who loves me)
2. The Hands
3. Anne Aviary
4. Let’s Wrestle
5. Romulans! Romulans!
6. Post Coitus Rock
7. Count To a Thousand
8. How Wheeling Feels
9. In Pompeii
10. Caliban
11. In Pamplona
12. I Was Born
13. (I love a Woman) Who Loves Me