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Xiu Xiu - Knife Play
Xiu Xiu - Knife Play
Performer: Xiu Xiu
Title: Knife Play
Label: Stoned To Death
Country: Czech Republic
Released: 2014
Style: Abstract, Synth-pop, Experimental
Cat: n°26
Rating: 4.9/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2721 mb | MP3 size: 2425 mb | WMA size: 1088 mb
Genre: Electronic

1Dr. Troll3:51
3Don Diasco2:51
4Over Over3:58
5Hives Hives3:33
7Poe Poe3:36
8Tonite And Today (What Chu' Talkin' About)5:21
9Anne Dong4:49
11I Broke Up (SJ)2:14


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
GER016Xiu Xiu Knife Play ‎(CD, Album)5 Rue ChristineGER016US2002
AK018Xiu Xiu Knife Play ‎(LP, Album, Ltd)Absolutely Kosher RecordsAK018US2002
noneXiu Xiu Knife Play ‎(14xFile, FLAC, Album, RE)Graveface Recordsnone2017
noneXiu Xiu Knife Play Drunk Commentary ‎(File, FLAC, Album)Not On Label (Xiu Xiu Self-released)none2019
GRAVE128Xiu Xiu Knife Play ‎(12", Album, Ltd, RE, S/Edition)Graveface RecordsGRAVE128US2017


  • Accordion [Bass]Don Dias
  • Bass, Synthesizer, MandolinCory McCulloch
  • CelloTally Jones
  • DrumsChes Smith, Greg Saunier
  • Gong, Trumpet, SynthesizerYvonne Chen
  • GuitarJason Albertini
  • Mastered ByGeorge Horn
  • Saxophone [Alto]Jarod Flores
  • Saxophone [Baritone]Kurt Stumbaugh
  • Saxophone [Tenor]Jafid Moran
  • Synthesizer, Piano, BellsLauren Andrews
  • TrumpetSergio Bernal
  • Vocals, Harmonium, Guitar, Programmed ByJamie Stewart


Recorded in San Jose, California.

Limited to 100 copies.



Knife Play by Xiu Xiu, released 19 February 2002 1. Don Diasco 2. I Broke Up SJ 3. Luber 4. Hives Hives 5. Troll 6. Over Over 7. Anne Dong 8. Suha 9. Poe Poe 10. Homonuculus 11. Tonite And Today What chu' talking' 'bout. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card. Buy Digital Album. 8 USD or more. Knife Play CD. Compact Disc CD Digital Album. Comes with digital download Includes unlimited streaming of Knife Play via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 7 days. Knife Play is the debut studio album by Xiu Xiu, released on February 19, 2002. A sticker on the cover of the album reads When my mom died I listened to Henry Cowell, Joy Division, Detroit techno, the Smiths, Takemitsu, Sabbath, Gamelan, 'Black Angels' and Cecil Taylor. The title is a reference to knife play. Noted themes include familial dysfunction, violence and despair Hives Hives references AIDS, and Dr. Troll is about a young transgender girl. Listen free to Xiu Xiu Knife Play Don Diasco, I Broke Up SJ and more. 11 tracks 42:46. Xiu Xiu pronounced shoo shoo is an American experimental group, formed in 2002 in San Jose, California by original members Jamie Stewart, Lauren Andrews, Yvonne Chen, and Cory McCulloch. Currently, the line-up consists of Jamie Stewart the only constant member since formation and Angela Seo. The group is based out of Los Angeles and New York. Knife Play was the first full length LP released under the name of Xiu Xiu, on the 19th of February 2002. Though it is unclear what the cover art is at first, it is of a dead horse in a garbage dump in croatia. Lauren Andrews - synth, piano, bells. Yvonne Chen - gongs, trumpet, synth. Cory McCulloch - bass, synth, mandolin. Jamie Stewart - vocals, harmonium, guitar, programming. Jason Albertini - guitar. Sergio Bernal - trumpet. Don Dias - bass accordian. Jarod Flores - alto saxophone. Xiu Xius first album, released in 2002. It is named after the BDSM practice of knife play. Most of the songs off the album are autobiographical in nature, concerning the people in Jamie Stewarts life, and his battles over his depression and sexuality. Knife Play Q&A. Gong Yvonne Chen. Cello By Tally Jones. Tenor Saxophone By Jafid Moran. Drums By Greg Saunier & Ches Smith. Xiu Xiu - Knife Play 2002. To favorites 1 Download album. Listen album. Experimental Avant-Garde. Xiu Xiu. Songs in album Xiu Xiu - Knife Play 2002. Xiu Xiu - Don Diasco. Xiu Xiu - I Broke Up SJ. Xiu Xiu - Luber. Xiu Xiu - Hives Hives. Xiu Xiu - Dr. Xiu Xiu - Over Over. Xiu Xiu - Anne Dong. Xiu Xiu - Suha. Xiu Xiu - Poe Poe. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Xiu Xiu's Knife Play is a very eclectic mix of neurotic indie falterings similar to the Paper Chase school of rock, but with lighter techno beats and softly morose ballads of indifference. The opening tracks are hard to follow along with, and after a time the album seems to break into techno tunes and finally closes with some calm, modern classical arrangements. The vocals range from incredibly bitter screams to strong, '80s British-sounding tones. Xiu Xiu has dissected their album in many regards and it makes for less coherency as well as a slightly jumbled feel. Guest appearances f. Suha from the Knife Play album by Xiu Xiu. Album 2002 11 Songs. Knife Play Xiu Xiu. Xiu : Knife Play,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. Knife Play. Experimental Rock. Список групп Experimental Rock Xiu Xiu Knife Play. Добавить тексты песен альбома. Добавить рецензию. Add an audio file. Нет оценок

Comments (1)
On my copy, Anne Dong is on the last track on Side A, and Over Over is the first track on Side B. I'm not too sure if this was just my copy or if this is the case with all copies of this tape.