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Food Chain
Food Chain
by M. P. Robertson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars From the Author, 25 Jan 2013
This review is from: Food Chain (Paperback)
Just reading the negative review for Food Chain and was moved to comment. As is often the case in children's publishing my original ending was changed by editorial interference. My ending just had the whale with a satisfied smile on his face as the boys rubber ring is ejected from the blow hole. But you try and get an ending like that past a modern day publisher, they only want to produce books so stuffed full of cutesy kittens and teddy bears, often so saccharine it makes me want to .... Well you get the picture. I even had to fight to keep the word 'Naughty' in the book, thats how PC children's publishing is. As for the endpapers I think this is a clever twist on the big thing eats little thing. and the drawings are great. M. P. Robertson


Delhi9
Delhi9

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haute cuisine as cheap as chips, 25 Feb 2003
This review is from: Delhi9 (Audio CD)
A long awaited release from the mix meister of chill, Peter Kruder and school chum Rupert Huber. A friend recommended Suzuki album released in 2000. It remains one of my favourite albums and has led me on to buying many albums in the same genre such as The K &D sessions, Thievery Corporation, Nightmares on wax, Funki Porcini, etc. etc. I usually find that albums that are long awaited are a disappointment. (Massive attacks latest offering comes to mind.) This, however, is not the case with Dehli 9. This is a two album package with each having it's own distinct mood. The first CD is very much what you would expect. It is every bit as good as Suzuki, I might even go as far as to say it is better, although I will reserve jujdgement until it has had as many spins. There isn't one lame track on this CD. Tosca manage to find the perfect balance between creating something that is very listenable whilst at the same time avoid slipping into blandness as many artists in this genre have done, such as Blue states. The music is constantly evolving. It is more upbeat than Suzuki but doesn't go too far. They have used several guest vocalists, but the style doesn't change, They just provide a different texture, the sound remains ultimately Tosca. Anne clementi provides a hypnotic whispered vocal on the excellent "Me and Yoko Ono" Earl Zinger grinds along on "Wonderful" a track which does justice to its title. But then it's all Wonderful.
The second CD is a very different fair. Where the music moves into Brian Eno's territory. Rupert Huber plays very simple Satie like Piano, "Furniture Music" as Satie used to call it. Others have called it Wallpaper music. This CD doesn't break any new gound in this area, the aforementioned Eno, Harold Budd and even Aphex twin have been there before. But this would be excellent music to fall asleep to. Don't play while in a car, unles you wish to crash, or at a party, unless you want people to leave. Final verdict BUY IT!!


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