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We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. Nothing repeat, nothing about this thing is revealing, even with a lyric sheet, not available so to speak with the album itself, but easily accessible to motivated web spiders.
As for the music, it's "guaranteed to shake you up", as the pathetic narrator whimpers in "The Making of a Soul". Newcomers might not get past the oddness of it all, but listeners on the same aberrant wavelength will find the album a haunting, perplexing, perversely funny experience, striking a fine balance between the band's more sober avant-garde aspirations and the comic eccentricity favored by a lot of their fans.
Ideally I should have filed this review someplace where it couldn't be read until I had forgotten all about it. But, in the immortal words of the mysterious porcupine, "is firm corn merrier under gifts of less important love? We wonder A truly tortured and dark album. Much like many other Residents album this one in particularly would not be out of place as a horror movie soundtrack. That is exactly the appeal of this album, you may not always been in the right frame of mind to appreciate it, but when you are there is no bette I listen to quite a bit of music and I am always searching for new sounds the vary from various genres straying into something without definition.
I have known of The Residents for quite some time but really never listened to them. So I just thought I would listen to the CD with the highest regar The atonal voice harmonies,the swaggering attitude,the subtle synths,The crude anti-pop textures It's all here.
Without a doubt,this was my first residents album and definitely my most favorite. Why it is my favorite,I really don't know because this album can actually almost make me feel sick at With no apologies and great enthusiasm, I give "Not Available" 5 stars. Let me just say that I believe these noble 5's should be doled out slowly, carefully and thoughtfully. Following Progarchives' own criteria, I want to make the case that this is an album every prog fan should own.
Which i I recall talking with someone once about the "progginess" of the Residents. They said something like "if you think the Residents are prog, just listen to The Commercial Album, because they're not". However, the Residents have proven that they are great composers and musicians, capable of more An outstanding album Album) 5 songs that never seem to get old.
The atonal vocals fit in perfectly with the all electronic muisc in the background. Not Available is an album that tells a story but seems to be very hard to follow Album) lost in the music.
An album with very good sound quality and ev The Residents at their best. Let the strangeness of the vocal arrangements wear off and you will discover an album you can listen to over and over again without ever getting bored. The "residential" use of traditionnal instruments associated with seemingly atonal vocals make th You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.
Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by giving monthly PayPal donations and help keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever. Review by Neu! Latest members reviews A truly tortured and dark album. You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials. Forum user Forum password. At the vocals mercifully cease and there are nice atmospheric horns that are improvised but generate relaxing textures.
The next section is a pleasant synth motif that is very ambient after all the oddball whimsy. At 8 minutes a new passage of music begins with some low end synth and wah wah guitar, and I like this part in particular. Just as it begins to feel accessible, the disharmonious vocals return and blow it all out the door.
The vocals state to "spot the rot", a theme that surfaces on other albums. The next section rasps with trippy lyrics that make little sense; "When Edweena made me mushrooms, She ate the grate and ground the groom; My mother made me eat boysenberries, But my gracious sakes just ate me first.
Calling cards and polling wards are just to many Calling cards and winking bards are just a way to see. I am not a huge fan of this preferring "Commercial Album", "Meet The Residents" or "Third Reich N' Roll" but nevertheless this will leave some spellbound with its high strangeness. For me it is all a bit too much, making me feel nauseous, and I prefer to move on to other Residents material. Still it is noteworthy for its unusual structure with 5 tracks that attempt to tell a tale. Whether there really is a tale or not will remain The Residents' little secret.
I suspect that it is all just an incoherent challenging album designed to make us wonder what the heck we listened to in the first place. One for the extreme Avant music connoisseur. This is easily one of the strangest albums I've ever heard.
It's hard to recall exactly what my initial feelings were when I first heard it, as a lot of the strangeness has sunk in and feels more natural now. But I do remember that I was taking an afternoon nap Intro Version - The Residents - Not Available (Cassette I first put it on, and I remember that somehow the warped dream logic of this album made perfect sense when I was half asleep.
It's the kind of "cool dream" that I'm always hoping to have - when I have the occasion to nap in the afternoon, I will often choose my music carefully, looking for something that might give me the same effect as this album did all those years ago. The unique history of this album has already been covered in other reviews, but the important thing to remember is that this album was initially created with no intention of being released - not because it sucks it doesn'tbut because they wanted to see how it affected the process of creation.
The result is quite different from anything else the Residents have ever released. But the beauty of it is, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Ugly noise suddenly gives way to touchingly beautiful music, challenging any ideas that these guys don't know what they're doing.
Lyric lines of total random nonsense suddenly give way to a really emotionally resonant lyric that make you think that maybe there IS something going on here. Just when you think the whole project's gone off the musical deep end, it brings you back in with a reprise of an earlier musical theme which you might have originally thought was just random noise the first time around - all executed as if they accidentally came up with all this.
It's rarely pleasant to listen to, but the way this album walks a Album) between total chaos and total order is really quite fascinating. There are four lengthy tracks followed by a brief instrumental epilogue, and the four lengthy tracks each go through several movements, establishing the occasional strong musical theme, bringing in spoken voices, dissonant group unison vocals, and the ridiculously-voiced "porcupine" character.
Lots of cheap keyboards, pianos, clangy percussion, and tape effects, all servicing a total wack fest of a concept, and somehow making it sound Important.
Very close to a 5 here, but it's a little too rough around the edges to put it mildly to deserve "masterpiece" status. It was the guiding principle behind what may or may not have been their second studio album, supposedly recorded in and never intended for public exposure, but released four years later when their ambitious "Eskimo" project fell behind schedule. That's the official version of the story, but like a lot of Residential legends it sounds more like a marketing ploy.
The Theory itself is still valid, of course. And obviously attractive to a band without an audience to begin with.
If nothing else, their total lack of commercial appeal liberated the group to make what still stands as their richest, deepest, and weirdest album ever, quite an accomplishment for a collection of misfits with a musical yardstick already positioned at such an obtuse angle. And on top of their typically bizarro style it's a concept album too: a four-act avant-rock opera of sorts, relating the enigmatic Pilgrim's Progress of a girl named Edweena, someone's Uncle Remus, and a porcupine named Knowledge among other equally obscure characters.
One of the reasons given for deliberately mothballing the finished tapes was because the narrative was "too personally revealing", according to the Residents' own web site: yet another example of their performance art leg-pulling. Nothing repeat, nothing about this thing is revealing, even Album) a lyric sheet, not available so to speak with the album itself, but easily accessible to motivated web spiders. As for the music, it's "guaranteed to shake you up", as the pathetic narrator whimpers in "The Making of a Soul".
This cassette was a promotional item issued to radio stations shortly after the release of Fingerprince. It was soon offered through the mail-order service Intro Version - The Residents - Not Available (Cassette limited quantities on cassette. The cassette was re-released in and A limited edition, entitled Eat Exuding Oinks!
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