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    O’Hara, Alexis “In Abulia” [Grenadine]

    Wordy-gurdy, spinning songs in costume and in
    character. Split personalities outnumber the
    languages (French and English) featured here.
    Breathy-bop and bleat-box on #7. A special
    episode of COPS on #10, with nice imitation
    helicopters overhead. #12 lays down a John
    Carpenter bass for tension, then pushes
    voices in your head and in the mouth of a
    radio host…charming as an alien autopsy.
    Robopoetry on #3. Operating room antics
    with Dr. Kevorkian in drag on #4?’ Hostage
    and relationship crisis on #6. Skits more
    than songs, will draw parallels to Miranda
    July. This actually has more in the musical
    vein, but arteries are clogged with quirky
    ideas and sound textures. This is one that
    will grow fans over time like Miss July. An
    odd audio pin-up, play-up girl.

    Note #14 ends with 1:38, then silence then
    at 1:09 has a weird bonus track that suggests
    maybe Alexis’ ouvre started out as a series of
    “Truth or Dare” challenges as a kid.

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 9, 2005 at 2:55 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD,Format
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