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"World of Splatt" CD


Genres: audio collage, plunderphonics

3010 Hennepin Ave S #145
Minneapolis MN 55408

Mar 14 - 20 2005

World of Splatt collects the best work of plunderphonics madmen Splatt Wreckchords and Artwrecks, as chosen by Some Assembly Required's Jon Nelson.  It is an eighteen song selection of mangled pop songs and clever audio collages.  The tracks are sometimes accessible ("The 60's Were So Beautiful, Man," "No Commercial Potential"), and sometimes not so much ("Caution: Rafall," "Shoes (Sprecherin)"), and any avid music fan should be able to point out all the familiar songs that have been mashed into the mess.  Splatt's best compositions are those that combine pop melody samples with a humorous edge - "New Uni Tour," for example, lays a Disneyworld ride instructional tape over a repeating U2 sample.  Meanwhile, "Namebrand Daddy" juxtaposes old fashioned voice recordings with the "Name Game," and "Laughterstruck" combines AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" with profuse laughter to produce a particularly unique experience.  World of Splatt is a record filled with great plunderphonic pieces and a wealth of clever gags.  Good fun.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 18 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2004]