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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 it, or dismiss as if insulted, or ignore the whole thing and skip the whole trip. The Residents canons are like these exactly! (Even to RIO people!).

But the Residents have all the right! They were the other guy that was nurtured by the she-wolf of musical freedom, eventually named RiO or Avant Prog. Closer to any common non school-taught- self/taught musicians, they dared to re-construct a whole new musical language from scratch ("Esperanto" like). Skipping school, they set their irreverent yet profound endeavor in a world, that technologically wise, was full of toys, all kind of toys, as in "play".

Such a vast personal 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 a highly 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 an Esperanto translator.....Enjoy!

*****5 PA Stars. For the groundbreaking undertaking and the incredible sonic experience.

admireArt | 5/5 |


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