Enter the Weird
Posted by: Parkas4Kids from: Dundalk, MD on
Fans of Daniel Higgs's work with Lungfish beware: the music on this CD sounds NOTHING like Lungfish. "Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot" is a concept project, a collection of paintings and poetry with a supplementary soundtrack. The music on the soundtrack is predominantly distorted guitar, piano, long-neck banjo, and Jew's harp. While curious to listen to, these aren't exactly recordings that allow the listener to "jam out." In fact, I find them to be rather jarring and a little distracting, much like the contents of the book itself.
This is for die-hard Higgs fans, really. For those looking to investigate Higgs's solo work, don't start with this release. I'm a huge fan of his work--especially the weird stuff--but this is a tough one for those of us well versed in his music. The paintings and poetry, though, are a real treat.
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