Album Review

Moe! Staiano & his Moe!kestra “An Inescapable Siren Within Earshot Distance Therein and Other Whereabouts” [Rastascan]

cujo   12/11/2006   A Library, CD

Overture (track 1): Nearly 2 minutes of nearly silence opens to give you time to find your seat in the theater.
Scene 1 (track 1): At a seaside military airfield, lovers and seagulls give their goodbyes to the battalion as they prepare for a sortie
Scene 2 (track 2): As the planes get a final tune-up, a saboteur enters the hanger and pierces the fuel lines
Scene 3 (track 3): The big set piece: a Riefenstahlian glorification of our heroes as they fly a squadron of B-52s
Scene 4 (track 4, 5): Disaster strikes! The planes crash into the jungle! Our heroes must deal with the immediate perils of the undergrowth, which include 15-foot robotic ostriches.
Scene 5 (track 6): Fortunately, one of the surviving pilots is a drummer. An emerging leader, he (played by Kirk Douglas) fashions some drums and leads the survivors on a death march to escape the jungle. It isn’t long before the pace becomes frantic, and it’s even sooner that they break out in a dead run for their life. They burst out of the jungle—only to be presented with a more terrifying landscape before the curtain drops…

Tune in for more conducted improvisations next week!

-Cujo, KFJC, December 2006

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All hail Dave Robertson, America's great white conducting hope! He leads his St. Louis boys in a performance of Cage and this Feldman!


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