Monday, July 12, 2010

Portsmouth Sinfonia-Plays the Popular Classics

This one goes out to the Eno lovers out there. Of that guy's rather deep catalog, this is one that often goes unnoticed. Gavin Bryars fans may also participate in appreciating this album, as I believe he was one of the primary architects of this non-musician/musicians plays unfamiliar instruments orchestra. They really do play the popular classics, as the title explains, but it almost makes you question if a few mongoloids weren't dicking around in a room some where and attached some names of worth to the product. It sounds pretty half assed, but that's what makes this so much fun. And who wants to hear some stuffy interpretation of shit you've heard ten thousand times before. Fuck that academic sterility.