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MUDBOY / MUDBOY & ORPHAN FAIRYTALE
" Let It Be A Nightingale Then" / "Whose Words Are My Words" LP
this one is pretty funny / messy
MUDBOY & ORPHAN FAIRYTALE (LP by Bread And Animals)
This is certainly a strange looking strange record. It looks like it
could be a record on Ultra Eczema, but it's on Bread And Animals, which
is likewise a Belgium label. I have no clue who Mudboy is, or Orphan
Fairytale, but I am told (but am I to believe) that he a six year old
synthwizard. He is only present on the b-side of the record. The tracks
on the a-side are all 'songs' in some rather bizarre way. Not really in
a traditional sense of the word, but from an outside point this might be
indeed songs. The b-side is a cosmic freak out on synthesizers, field
recordings of birds and children playing outside and transformed voices.
Bits of rhythm kick in every now and then.
In all the record is quite lo-fi, but at the same time also psychedelic
and surely goes down as an outsider record. I myself am a bit unsure
what to think of this.
The album comes in a very silkscreened cover and that will surely
attract some of the more serious vinyl collectors. (FdW)
Gorgeously presented LP in a silk-screened sleeve that seems to be thick
with paint, even the inner sleeve is decorated. One side of solo Mudboy
(with a little from Stefan Neville - Pumice - on chord organ on the
opener): warped electronics / synth swarm. The other side finds him team
up with Belgian Orphan Fairytale in a hypnotic dream / nightmare world
of synths, chord organs, child-like electronics, weird resonances and
occasional wordless vocals.
This is a real killer album, reminds me about the Paul kelday sound but
not that depressing...)