Friday, September 2, 2011

Micachu and the Shapes, "Chopped and Screwed" a la Carte!

Since today I am covering TWO releases, both which could be put under the category of WTF, I will jump right in. Both albums are music about music, meta-music. The first posting is about Versions, this one is about Chopping and Screwing. Micachu and the Shapes join with the London Sinfonietta and the album is what it is: Chopped and Screwed (Rough Trade). Micachu & the Shapes do some pretty left-field songwriting, with some laconic vocals. The Shapes and the Sinfonietta do some very interesting musical backing and then there is a kind of blending and reordering that goes on.

The results to me are extraordinarily interesting. There are noise elements, electro-acoustic transformations, loops and you-name-it. The point though is what you have here is a sort of avant alt rock from another universe. There are nine discrete tracks. It's a limited edition vinyl release and download. It's something I like to hear. It will stretch your ears! Give it a go.

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