"22 Classic Selections"
Genres: diy, hometaper, experimental
Dodge City KS
Jun 16 - 22 2003
or L&M is the collaborative unit consisting of guitarist MWF
(aka Mark Flake) and keyboardist Lol Robot. Since
1984 the two have been creating timeless hometaper works that range
from kooky and absurd to serious and "straight." This
CDR, 22 Classic Selections, is a sort of "best of"
collection for the first 16 years of their work.
What is most notable about the twenty two songs here is how good
they are. Odes to Jack Krevorkian, bizarre supermarket music
explosions, and experimentations in the semi-melodic avant-garde make
up just a fraction of 22 Classic Selections. The rest is
just as amusingly unpredictable, yet always rewarding. If you like kooky, experimental lo-fi goodness,
then this will most certainly appeal to you. As usual, MWF
doesn't disappoint, and this collaboration is perhaps more catchy than
it should be. But, hey, I like it that way. Open your mind, open
22 songs, distributed by the
label, released 1999]