Sunday, January 27, 2013
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #352
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WHY A NO JEFFREY MORGAN’S
MEDIA BLACKOUT #352!
Psy – “Gangnam
Style” (YG) :: “There’s my argument, restrict immigration.”
Groucho Marx – Monkey Business (Paramount) :: Exactly!
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Animation – Transparent Heart
(Rare Noise) :: Just in case you don’t remember what I said about Animation’s Agemo album back in MB323,
I’ll reiterate for ya:
“Although it’s been
decades since Joni Mitchell recorded the world’s first Miles Davis tribute album Aisles Of Miles, few have
followed her exemplary example. Indeed, the last one I can recall that was worth listening to was 2007’s double disc
delight Miles From India—until now.
one also has two discs, but with a novel twist that’s easily worth the price of admission alone. Y’see,
each disc contains covers of the same six songs, from ‘Bitches Brew to’ ‘Pharaoh’s Dance’ with
the difference being that the fusionish first 74 minutes disc is a trippy “Headphones Mix” while the Stockhausenish
second 49 minute disc is meant to be blasted outta your speakers at maximum Miles-like volume. And yeah, as you
might’ve guessed from the radically different total track times, each disc contains different versions.
“Trust me, this one’s almost as good as if Miles had recorded it himself.”
But that was then and this is oh wow because
Transparent Heart, strangely believe it, is actually better than Agemo in that this exemplary exercise in
vintage rock fusion is an hour and a quarter inner-curricular mind trip that’ll sensuously melt your altered state synapses
faster than a test drive in Dr. Edward Jessup’s latest sensory-depravation flotation tank.
And while it may be its own eight-tracked beast, it still has that
patented Miles-era patina, most notably in the spaced-out song lengths which range from 12:45 (“Provocaterrorism”)
and 14:29 (“Urbanoia”) to 15:48 (“Occupy!”) and 16:32 (“Seven Towers”)—with room
to spare for four more.
Miles Davis – ‘Four’
& More (Columbia) :: Exactly!
Be seeing you!