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Lande, Aubrey W/ Shelley, Amy – “Dick” – [Self-release]

mickeyslim   1/17/2012   A Library, CD

 

Amy Shelley is a jazz/ improv drummer from the Denver, CO area, and

Aubrey Lande is an improvisational vocalist who sings primarily with

her husband Art Lande (see Jazz Vinyl.) Amy Shelley keeps it

inconspicuous for most of the album, with desolate toms, vibes and

cymbals. Aubrey Lande, on the other hand, goes balls out improvising

lyrics, which at first listen sound kind of ??corny and cheesy, but to

think that she comes up with them on the spot during recording??? I give

her props. She messes with the sound of the words and when she finds a

particular sounds she likes, she repeats the word with different vowel

and consonant sounds.

Track 3 is some creative gibberish Lande sings in falsetto. Track 6

sounds really sensual and sultry in the way Lande speaks. In track 7,

Shelley busts out a sick hip-hop beat, and Lande talks about the

ingredients in maple syrup (worms, sperm, and whale sperm parts,

paramecium, parmesan cheese.) Track 9 we hear the drums wax and wane

from overpowering the lyrics to being almost unheard, back and forth.

Creative, fresh, and something for spoken word lovers! Check this out

and play it now!

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