Thursday, August 05, 2004
"In French literature, Chanticleer is the personal name given the cock."
glisten: Acap' CD 8
Adam - "I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can't be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free."
Spencer - This one sounds like a Scorces LP sped up to 45 rpms. And that's a good thing.
Kevin - Ahhhh. I feel like the architect who designed the acoustical space should get as much credit as the performer. Chanticleer are like, the George Winston of sacred choral music. But sometimes George Winston is good!
Chanticleer is good music to fall asleep to.
Buy "Sing We Christmas" from Amazon.
Visit Chanticleer's official website.
Unwind this highly detailed commentary on polyphony.
Read Chaucer's "Nun's Priest's Tale," the genesis of Chanticleer.
Explore this discography.
"The Chanticleer, Dorking"?
"What exactly is a Chanticleer?"
Adam - Cup and Saucer should hang out with Milk and Cheese. They'd make a good team.
Spencer - About a month ago I bought a Stanley Brothers CD & a Bill Monroe record. I was describing them to my friend, who mostly listens to Tool & 311 & the like, that the Stanleys sounded like they were playing a party in Heaven & Monroe sounded as though he were playing a party in Hell. This track sounds like Heaven vs. Hell or the soundtrack of the Last Judgment where little devils are ripping the limbs from the sinners while gleaming angels float the saved up through the clouds.
Kevin - This is supposedly a work song, but it makeds me want to smash the state, not do my sink full of dishes. It sounds absolutely defiant.
Buy "Zulu Worker Choirs" from Amazon.
I sure do like this album, huh?
Get a really big cup and saucer.
Visit the Zulu kingdom and check out the local music and theater.
Read more about the Anglo-Zulu war.
Learn more about Isizulu, the language of the Zulu people.
And don't forget about the Universal Zulu Nation!
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Somebody buy me a drink.
PEABS IS BACK IN DA HIZZOUSE.
Lock up your pets.
Sasha Frere-Jones and Dizzee Rascal: two great tastes that go great together.
Keith, if you drop me the new album, I'll be your bestest friend.