Dean Roberts (guitar, vocals, harmonium, harmonica, percussion )
Werner Dafeldecker (electric bass, double bass)
Martin Brandlmayr (drums, vibraphone, electronics)
Created by live performance and processed and enhanced in the studio, Jealousy and Diamond builds to higher volume levels than Be Mine Tonight, Dean Roberts last solo album, and turns on a more assertive rhythm section. Basic tracks were recorded in Vienna in April 2003 by Roberts, Dafeldecker and Brandlmayr. Dean Roberts recorded additional voices, guitars and miscellaneous instruments with Valerie Tricoli (who was such a crucial part of the Be Mine Tonight recordings) in Bologna, Italy in the fall of 2003. With the members traveling and involved in multiple groups the mastering of the album was finished in early summer 2004 by Patrick Pulsinger. Werner Dafeldecker is a member of the Austrian improvising group Polwechsel and has recorded duos with Dean Roberts released on the Erstwhile label. Dean Roberts has moved from the abstract electronics of All Cracked Medias back towards song structure and an able balance between these two poles characterized Be Mine Tonight. Jealousy and Diamond represents a more confident statement of purpose by Roberts as well as the combustion that takes place in a working band. Autistic Daughters plan on touring Europe in the fall of 2004 and in early 2005. Jealousy and Diamond includes a cover of Ray Davies' "Rainy Day in June," which operates as a marker indicating the band's interest in working through and around song form.
Jealosy and diamond released nov 1st 2004 on kranky.
the vinyl version will be released on staubgold