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It gets better with each play!
on 12 April 2006
I bought this after reading several mixed reviews for this album and am really glad I didn't take them at their word. It is unlike anything I have ever heard before. The vocals are a mix of a scratched 78 of Billie Holiday /Josephine Baker (I imagine)and an opera singer singing something by Barber all put together on helium. There are a few animal sounds thrown in, look out for the cockrel and kitten to name a few. Anthony from Anthony and the Johnsons appears on Beautiful Boyz with his androgynous influence but the best tracks for me are South 2nd (which is akin to The Be Good Tanyas) , Noahs Ark and Disounours - All of this is on a background of sweet piano, harpsicord and drum machine.
This is far better than the first album La Maison ... which I bought at the same time. As someone said, you will either love or hate this and I have to say I am growing to love it!