Monday, October 02, 2006

That boy needs therapy

The Avalanches are a collective that create songs out of samples - not by repeating a bit from, say, "Every Breath You Take" over and over, but by pouring dozens if not hundreds of recorded moments in a grinder and bringing them together. You can tell that while it sounds random, a lot of thought went into it.

The same goes for their video.

This is "Frontier Psychiatrist" from their (to date only) album Since I Met You. I recognize the opening dialogue from the John Waters movie Polyester, and I know Pink Martini covers "Anna (El Negro Zumbon)," which is where the closing riff came from. But the stuff in the middle? Fuggedaboutit. Just keep an eye out for the turtle man.

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