"Twink" Book +
Genres: toy piano, pop instrumentals, children's
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Jun 8 - 14 2003
what a fun little bundle this is! Mike Langlie's Twink
project is a book and CD combination that is both whimsical and
The written part is a picture book in the most literal
sense - there's no words. It is a beautifully designed tale
about a rabbit's day. Adorable.
The music is similarly cute - the tunes are toy piano instrumentals
with song titles like "Hoppity Jones," "Jibber
Jabber", and "Plink Plinka Plink." Often other
musicians will also contribute additional instruments to the mix - the
list is huge: banjo, violin, gongs, and more - but that just adds to
the fun. The songs are saccharine-sweet, well-composed
ditties. While few tracks stick out (the almost funky,
accordion-donned "Cloud Watcher" is an exception), that's
because all of this CD's twenty five songs are focused more on
creating and maintaining a specific idea - the entire thing is solid,
so it's hard to single out any moments of exceptional brilliance.
While this overtly cute book and CD combo may be a bit too happy
for all you cynics and pessimists out there, those with a sweet tooth
will find Twink quite to taste.
25 songs / 32 pages, distributed by the