coolest name ever.
I love this CD/Band. It's like a 14 or 15 piece band comprised of indie/punk/emo/wierdo allstars. guys from finch are in it, anthony green (ex-saosin, circa survive) is in it, and a bunch of others. It's freaking wierd, but I really enjoy it. I'd imagine the tool/perfectcircle and mars volta crews might enjoy them, as well as those who like indie rock experimental, or technical kinda stuff. nothing enormously groundbreaking, but worth listening to.
they have hands down the oddest liner-notes i have ever seen, and one of the wierder band themes/webpages.
PS I've seen it mentioned before but it needs a thread of its own. it was a real bitch to get a hold of a legit copy of this CD. I've had the tracks for awhile, but i wanted the case/liner notes. My local record store who is normally awesome at sourcing things, couldn't even find it in their system. Smartpunk and Interpunk are probably the best places to find it, outside of downloading.
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[quote]Crass, experimental and haunting, the sound of animals fighting is the collective, concerted efforts of musicians across the gamut of independent music. These artists have cast themselves together to build a new sort of album, one that is simultaneously homage and reinvention to and of the genres that these artists adore. Tiger & the Duke, built with a distinctly operatic structure, fuses elements of electronic, hardcore and progressive music into a cohesive, alternate sound void of broader qualifying characteristics that would anchor it in any one style of music.
The artists themselves remain anonymous, for reasons of legality (and mystery) and have taken on animal pseudonyms; the walrus, the bear, the ferret, the hyena, the skunk, the swan, the raven, the tiger, the tortoise, the dog, the llama, the octopus, the armadillo, the nightingale and the lynx, each of whom lent their hands to the work in its final form.
The lyricism of The Sound of Animals Fighting, though immediately ambiguous, contains in its cyclical referencing and re-referencing a separate narrative, a story of what has become of the animals, the tiger and the duke. This coupling earns for itself status as a true opera, as the story and the sound are inseparable.
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