Friday, March 16, 2007
Orchid Spangiafora - Flee Past Ape's Elf, 1979
As requested...This is another one involving voice experiments but is quite different from the last. Most of the album is done by manipulating various snippets of conversation, which all seem to come from movies and ads of the late 50's & 60's (but I could be wrong about that), all contorted into each other in often very humorous ways. You can definitely tell why this is on the NWW List; the title "Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree" and many of Stapleton's vocal manipulations draw directly from this LP. The personnel is listed as "Rob Carey sometimes aided by Byron Coley & Chris Osgood (of the Suicide Commandos)". Reissued copies can be ordered here for those interested.
O.S. still seems to be active in some form or another, as his/their curious site has obvious recent political content in it. Check it out here.