Aug 23, 2008

DAVID GARLAND "Control Songs" (US, 1986)

Few albums only have explored so widely the full spectre of pop-folk-traditional-retro-impro-experimental music, by being both eccentric and loyal to an accessible songform. Unusual lyrics, baritone vocals, innovative orchestrations, an incredible gamut of instruments (accordion, piano, synth, bass, guitar, flute, organ, sax, trumpet, turntables, ancient electronics, noises) ...and top avant musicians (John Zorn, Guy Klucevsek, Meredith Monk, a.o.) guarantee for a totally singular art result. An uncompromised vision of knowledge & imagination that puts aside genres and builds straight  simple, pure pop songs.

CONTROL SONGS (+ reissue`s extras) (107mb)