Monday, April 7, 2008

The Cranium - A New Music For A New Kitchen



Released in 1998, A New Music For A New Kitchen is a criminally underrated album. The Cranium and their label, Slowdime, slowly faded away, with two the members moving on to form Gang Gang Dance. It seems the band, in general, had absolutely terrible timing. If this album was released today, it would accumulate countless numbers of listeners, with today's art music scene becoming about as strong as the No Wave scene of the late 70s/early 80s. Although describing their sound is pretty difficult, imagine if an early-90s Boredoms decided to collaborate with a mid-90s Modest Mouse, and created an album with the song structures you might hear on Dillinger Escape Plan's album, Calculating Infinity, with a little free jazz influence thrown in there somewhere. It defies any musical genre or movement. It's music that is and will be hated by many and loved by few, but those few understand the purpose and possibilities of music, and are probably on some drugs.

- Dan

Download A New Music For A New Kitchen

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree with you more. Not only were their recordings great, but they were awesome live. I only wish they released more material besides this album and the handful of 7"s.

Dixsz said...

at about posting the 7"s??

Dixsz said...

im sorry, i meant to say "what about posting the 7"s??"

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Christopher said...

Did anyone ever record one of their shows? I've been looking for live footage ever since that album was released and there's still nothing on youtube or anywhere else that I can find...

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When I bought my house through costa rica homes for sale
I expected to have a big stove in the kitchen with a huge space, now I am really happy because I can cook every kind of recipe in my huge stove. I really love it.

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ZorfanObsequiator said...

Hey I know this is sort of an old news blog at this point but could anyone post a fresh download link at somepoint would love to hear this music a huge fan of gang gang dance