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ESKIMO

The Residents

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.94 | 58 ratings

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5 stars Far, far from a rock album, a folk album, soul or even avant garde (!) This is simply the Residents, simple and true. Their weirdest concept, an albums worth of ceremonial eskimo music, chanting and dialogue. Or is it? I can hear sentences that has nothing whatsoever to do with Eskimos, but a lot to do with zany humour. Listen to the chanting in "FESTIVAL OF DEATH - ": "Coca Cola adds life". Is Coca Cola sponsoring death rituals in the frozen wastes of Canada??? Or the people singing what sounds like: "We see the sunshine in your eye, and fill our hearts with gloom..." from "BIRTH".

This record leaves you with a sense of dread, frozen earlobes and several very interesting questions, like: What were these San Franciscans on!! Listen to it with youir best headphones on, and you'll find yourselves transported to the tundras and icy fields in no time.

I love it anyway: 4,6/5.

brainway | 5/5 |

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