Album Review

Jade Emperor – “Telegrams For Our Council Oak ” – [Students of Decay]

cinder   1/10/2007   A Library, CD

Collaboration between Brad Rose and Wilson Lee. Spacey drones and plunkings, from another world…

1. Extinctions makes you feel as if you’re the grand
jade emperor, sitting alone in your dreary golden
glass palace, fiddling with your mandolin, when
halfway through, you’re invaded by droning space

2. Scattered Glory transplants you into the space
aliens mind chamber where you find yourself sitting in
the bayou in your ol’ rocking chair enjoying your long
lost loves banjo, but you’re really unconscious – the
aliens are drilling into your mind and studying your

3. You’ve returned home, oblivious to what happened.
You’ve forgotten how to play your mandolin. Plucking,
harsh sliding, dizzy. Then it all makes sense as the
room glows with orchestral images of Ruby Encrusted
Spires and the music fills the palace with warmth. The
aliens have succeeded!

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