Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Top of His Head
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Allan MacInnis | Vancouver | 10/23/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In all respect to Fred Frith, this CD had amazingly low interest value for me. Bits and pieces, none of them particularly daring or challenging, none of them even really identifiable as Fred Frith pieces, and not congealing into anything I wanted to listen to. Sold the album a week after buying it and haven't looked back; in my mind's ear, I recall feeling like I was listening to mediocre guitar rock when playing this. I'd buy the "French Frith Kaiser Thompson" stuff before this, and we all should know how limited in interest THAT was... Great movie, tho, for the record -- Mettlier was an Atom Egoyan protege, and the film really has some stunning bits in it. Alas, the music itself was not, for me, at all interesting without the images. 3 stars just 'cos Fred is such a nice guy. Don't buy this."
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moonbeat | 04/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lush guitars and ambient textures pervade this music and allow the listener to create a rich collage of images for a private film inside one's head. At times dark, brooding, and cinematic and other times bright, playful, and energetic, "The Top of His Head" unfolds in a leisurely, relaxed way that is never predictable or boring. It is a colorful, haunting soundtrack for those long nights or rainy afternoons. It can serve as background music for relaxation or creativity, and it can also engage attentive listeners in an emotionally rewarding way. A triumph and a rare masterpiece of a soundtrack!"