Thursday, August 09, 2007

Shuffle Off to Buffalo, Dept.

Last night, your sobsister played Imelda, a delightful game suitable for all ages wherein one plays track 1 of a CD then track 1 of a second, then track 2 of the first, track 2 of the second, and so on until one gets bored or until it's so fucking hot in the dining room that one passes out spittily burbling incoherencies.

So, last night's game had two parts.

First I melded the Original Cast Recording of Spring Awakening with Brian Eno's Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy, which worked quite nicely, I thought. The former much brighter sounding but otherwise somehow congruent in tone and even form.

Then I melded Disc 1 of Kruder & Dorfmeister's The K & D Sessions with Disc 1 of Ornette Coleman's Complete Science Fiction Sessions, which was more interesting in contrast than congruence, particularly given the astringency of the latter butting up against the narcotic roundness of the former.

If you don't have a side-by-side CD player, burn/download the tracks and arrange them into a playlist in iTunes or whatever you use. Feel free to omit the title track from Science Fiction if you're not a fan of full-out free jazz blowing wed to babies crying into microphones with a droning spoken-word overlay

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