Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Songs for Ice Cream Trucks

The best way hear Michael Hearst's latest musical compositions is blaring from an ice cream truck as it pulls around the corner. His album, Songs For Ice Cream Trucks, is just that, new music for ice cream trucks recorded with a delightful array of instruments, from glockenspiel to Theremin to an old Casio keyboard. While Songs For Ice Cream Trucks is a novel idea for a novelty record, it transcends the gimmick. Like old circus and carousel music, I found the melodies on Songs For Ice Cream Trucks to be hauntingly beautiful, sometimes sickeningly sweet, and often eerily familiar. I hope my neighborhood ice cream man gets turned on to this new sound of summer. via Boing Boing

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