"Bacharach for President, Bruno Maderna
Genres: no-wave pop, experimental pop
Acidsoxx Musicks P.O. Box 32552 Santa Fe, NM 87594
Aug 4 - 10 2003
disc is a Acidsoxx reissue of an Italian no-wave release that recently
came out on small indie label Snowdonia Records (of Italy). It is
definitely out-there, although often there are moments of
semi-accessibility that really shine. The album is focused largely on
the blending of electronic and acoustic instruments, although the
kooky vocals are also showcased in the mix. At times things get quite
jazzy. In fact, some of the album's best moments come when Maisie
focus their attention on jazz instrumentation and rhythm (the
wonderful "Flight Song #7" and "Candies"). Other
highpoints are the remotely Bjork-esque "Guts" and
the playful "Easy Tune For Simon Jeffes."
But Maisie is a niche outfit, and Bacharach for President
is suitably niche-y. While a few of the tunes may be melodic and
interesting enough to capture your average listener, this disc will
probably only be geared towards a certain minority of the population.
But for an album of its type, Bacharach is a very solid
release. Its zest for fun atmosphere and some fantastic melodies makes
it a worthwhile purchase for open-minded audiences.
[Vitals: 19 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]