Δευτέρα, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2009

σ-κράπ-μπουκ


μεταξύ άλλων o jonny trunk έχει φτιάξει τη μουσική για το kill it, cook it, eat it του bbc, το dirty fan male cd, έχει επιμεληθεί μια καταπληκτική συλλογή των mike sammes and the mike sammes singers με τίτλο music for biscuits, τη συλλογή 'g spots' νωρίτερα φέτος [κι άλλα πολλά] και τώρα παρουσιάζει το δεύτερο άλμπουμ του με τίτλο scrap book. ο jonny είναι απολαυστικός. να τον ακούς, να τον διαβάζεις, να βλέπεις τις παλιές φωτο που στολίζει στο site του τα κείμενα για τα άλμπουμ που κυκλοφορεί, έχει φοβερό γούστο και οι επιλογές του είναι αξιοζήλευτες. ορίστε τα κείμενα που συνοδεύουν το οπισθόφυλλο και το εσωτερικό του φυλλαδίου στο νέο cd του:
This is the second album by Jonny Trunk. It’s great. It really is. I know that because he told me. And here’s the tracklisting, look just below. Wow, look at that, 20 tracks, and all brilliant. My favourite is the one about Lesbians, followed by the one about Wife swapping, and then the one just called SR with all the little Japanese children singing. And then there’s the one sung by the man who has no throat. Yeah, Jonny was right, it is a great album.
Now before anyone has a go, yes, I know we could easily loose the “S” from the album title and just call it the Crapbook. I also thought it would be a good idea to just have the sleevenotes made up of the word “me” thousands of times, because this is let’s face it, all about me, me and me.
Anyway, that aside, this album has all come about through impatience. Over the last seven years I have tinkered and diddled with music in my bedroom, my office and my head. The 20 tracks on this album are the ones that are still just about alive and represent the scraps of music I have dubbed off or that have not been trashed from my desktop. I don’t really want to see them all die so the only way to get them off my computer and out of my life is to issue them, and the only way I thought I could do it was under the umbrella excuse of a musical scrapbook. It will become obvious quite fast that many of the tracks here are indeed scraps, sketches or unfinished business. But getting tracks completed is the hardest bit about making music if you ask me, it takes ages to finish things sometimes and ages is really not what I have. So I thought best get it all out as it is. I actually think this is alright and acceptable these days, our attention spans have diminished, we are more used to sound bites, shorter cues, weird little things, and how many people are going to sit down and listen to this all the way through anyway. And I could also bring to this booklet the argument that although a track might have an abrupt end and may only be 43 seconds long, I started it and finished it and it’s perfect the way it is.
The other nearly noteworthy point is that rather that sit around and deliberate for hours, days, weeks or months about which track should follow which track, I’ve simply compiled them all alphabetically, which was dead easy. It took about ten seconds. And I have only stuck with working titles for the tracks too. One thing I did notice though was the date on some of the cues; Wifeswapper for example was made in 2002. I think it still sounds alright. If you want rough dates, the tracks here all fall somewhere between 2002 and 2008.
Also, I realise that so few people will actually buy this album that none of it matters anyway and so I shouldn’t really have to explain anything. But if you have bough this album, thanks a lot. I owe you a pint.
I’m now off to tidy up my rather messy office and I shall leave you with a short list of people who should be thanked and unusually I shall write the reason next to their names.
Thanks for listening as always.
ορίστε και το άλμπουμ του.