Monday, May 31, 2010


An album of easy listening standards which rather anomalously includes a lengthy version of King Crimson's "Epitaph", complete with mellotron.

"Kaplan Brothers: California lounge duo. "Nightbird" is a real people classic. low rent genius schmaltz kings with proggy ballad supperclub Holiday Inn moves and Arcesiaesque vocal stylings. These guys were the real thing for lounge lizard prog. This kitchen sink symphony with Grudzienesque cut-and-paste production is apparently a concept lp but you'll never figure it out sober. tinkling piano, synth washes, flutes. Highlight: King Crimson's "Epitaph" segued into a rewrite of the Cascades' "Rhythm of the Rain"! lots of sounds most of which have no business being there like the sound generators. Their previous lps are odd lounge but not nearly as high concept so the fall was much less disastrously interesting."

Tracks :

01 Ode to life
02 Vodka and caviare
03 Epitaph
04 Listen to the falling rain
05 Life and me
06 Love is life
07 Night bird
08 Happy
09 He

1 comment:

  1. russian blows the wind from volga and king Crimson Epitaph? Shame, cathastropy!... Though the rest is better. But very russian.


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