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The Residents



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5 stars When any average western guy/gal listens for the first time lets´s say; to chinese music; either he/she has to adapt to the their aesthetic canons to understand/enjoy or dismiss as if insulted or ignore the whole thing and skip the trip. The Residents canons are like these exactly! (Even to RIO people and of course "Zappans"). But the Residents have all the right! They were the other guy that was nurtured from the she-wolf. Because yes!; RIO as any other aesthetic movement had a clear goal where they were headed. That is why they are referred as: ROCK IN OPPOSITION. But as any other Art movement they had to set their boundaries not to be mistook for the guys they opposed to; so they have basic goals to protect; so they have to turn fundamental or in plain english "close-minded". The worst part is that the opposition was based basically on the aesthetics of "central european musical canons" which the whole world is kidnapped by. . BUT the world is wider when it comes to aesthetics. Quiet funny also that two of the "I don´t care" founders of this tag come from America the USA to be exact way back in 1970. So Zappa as fun as he sounds; was opposing those "impossed" cental-european "Classical" music canons; He was a well versed "School-taught" musician who played irreverent clever "Rock n Roll" because for him it was irrelevant; " a way to get money!"; The real goal was the bombing of " serious classical european music aesthetics" But the RESIDENTS were the other guy who suck on the she-wolf- More close to any common non school-taught-musician; they dared to re-construct a whole new musical language from scratch ("Esperanto" like); skipping school they set their endeavor in a world that technically speaking was full of toys. Good reference as in "play". Such a vast quest led them eventually to aesthetics from different cultures. Eskimal music; in this case; to which for any average westener is even stranger (minimal and gutural) than chinese. So as any prog audiophile will understand this is going to be fun. The less funny Resident album to that date: even respectful to eskimal canons without stopping to sound like themselves. "Eskimo" is an intense;eerie dark white trip to the end of the world accompanied by the weirdest "non-musical band" of them all. Like going to Alaska with a chinese translator.....Enjoy! 5 Stars. For the mere undertaking and the incredible results.
admireArt | 5/5 |


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