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!