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.
Download A New Music For A New Kitchen