Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Bran Flakes - I Have Hands

2009; 30 tracks

This album is 100% samples. These mashup specialists have created 30 tracks of pre-existing material that never cease to amaze. The most paradoxical of works have been fused together and recontextualized in a fun, amazing way. Some bits and pieces I recognized but many others I didn't... I've never heard anything like The Bran Flakes, but this genre is something I think I shall explore further in the future.

"No other band dares to invite Lawrence Welk, Mr. Rogers, Van Halen, & Strawberry Shortcake to the same party. One track uses Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" at its center, juxtaposes the familiar guitar pluck from Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," and ends with the Osmonds singing about freedom."




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