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Adam Green: Musik for a Play [12-inch]Musik for a Play [12-inch] (2010)
Reviewer Rating: 2
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Musik for a Play isn't a suggestive title intended to prepare the listener for an experience rock critics might call theatrical as euphemism for grandiose--no, the title is meant to be taken quite literally. This is a collection of music composed by singer/songwriter Adam Green for a theatrical adap.
Musik for a Play isn't a suggestive title intended to prepare the listener for an experience rock critics might call theatrical as euphemism for grandiose--no, the title is meant to be taken quite literally. This is a collection of music composed by singer/songwriter Adam Green for a theatrical adaptation of Paul Auster's novel Timbuktu. If you are expecting Green's ruckus anti-folk from his time with the Moldy Peaches or the arm's-length arrogance of his earlier solo work, you are likely to be disappointed. These 12 instrumentals creek and careen along like a soundtrack to some sort of vaudeville burlesque show. A lot of musical scores are simply designed as background music that could go on forever or end after three seconds and no one would notice, but that isn't Green's approach to things at all. Each song is a short burst, with only two of the songs breaking the two-minute mark. The nomenclature of the song titles, like the album, remains blunt and to the point. I've never been privy to one but I think I can say with a certain amount of confidence that you couldn't find a more appropriate musical backdrop for a sea shanty than "Sailor Shirts," while "Ellington" indulges in some obvious cribbing from the Duke himself.
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