This is the second cd by the dutch/american duo AA Kismet. Their firstborn (where’s the rest of me ?) was an attempt to make the perfect pop-record (under their conditions), on this second cd that noble attempt has been abandoned. Recorded and produced in a barn in the countryside in the south of France it sounds somewhat in between advanced lo-fi and sloppy perfectionism. The main theme was to write within song-like structures, but they took the liberty to ignore those at moments of their own choice.
Bob Drake (usa) currently lives in france but used to work as a soundtechnician in Los Angeles as a favorite of many hip-hop acts, amongst others Ice Cube, who even swears at him on one of his cd’s. He also worked for Peter Sellars, Ike & Tina Turner, Quincy Jones and others. His own music was allways more experimental. Apart from his solo work he played in The Nudes, the 5 uu’s, Thinking Plague, the Science group and Hail.
(some cd baby customers gave the following comments)
Especially when your goldie locks……….
author: doc mongoose
Thank you for coming out of the box and showing us that it can be done.Definitely your own groove thing to be proud of.When your ready to gag on all the current radio gaggy googoo gaahgaah,well obviously the wolves have arrived so please hold the boo boo kye kye, your ready for kismet.
IF YOU ARE GETTING TIRED OF LISTENING TO A HUNDRED BANDS ALL TRYING TO SOUND LIKE A BUNCH OF BANDS WHO HAVE MADE THE BIG- TIME BY TRYING TO SOUND LIKE THE PREVIOUS CROP OF BIG- LABEL BANDS.. WELL YOU GET THE PICTURE: THIS CD THROWS SO MANY MUSICAL CURVEBALLS THAT YOU CAN GET QUITE A VARIETY JUST FROM LISTENING TO A MINUTE OR TWO. A LOT OF FUN.
i found a review. it’s made because the author bought the cd from the bargain’s bin;
No, no, it’s not a new AA Kismet record (there’s not enough justice in the world for that to happen). This is the second classic opus from this overcharged collaboration between Bob Drake (Thinking Plague, 5UU’s, Hail) and Lukas Simonis (Vril, Perfect Vacuum, etc. etc. etc.). I’m a big Drake fan, but somehow I didn’t have this album yet. I just grabbed it for peanuts at Verge Music (they’re having a big clearance sale, check it out). It’s not one of Bob’s best productions, but what a delightful record of twisted, absurd, and side-splitting pop songs. Drake and Simonis are doing their twin-one-man-band act and trading off lead vocals. File under zany rock-in-opposition or avant-surf, for lack of a unique, custom-fit category!