Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Sly Cormorant
An addendum to last month's radiophonic offerings. This 1977 album sets Brian Patten's verse adaptations of animal fables to Brian Gascoigne and David Vorhaus's woodland electronic chamber folk. Beautiful Autumn-y educational weirdness in the vein of David Cain's The Seasons. Cleo Laine and Patten himself on vocals. Both have really cool voices that coax you into another dimension. Some of the animals are really mean to each other! I love it when the grasshopper tells the ant to prepare for his "death dance." The song titles alone are worth the price of admission: "The Mouse's Invitation Cards," "The Two Dragons and the Gap in the Wall," "The Fox, The Fat Baby and the Fickle Promise." Such a weird and oddly therapeutic album that I couldn't help putting a lot of it in the mix of a few posts back.
Oh, and check out here and here for some films I've just added to my must-see list. I just discovered the blog Radon Brainstorm and it's blowing my mind. More Friday amazingness here and here.