Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Like the Resident's 1988 CD 'God in Three Persons', which is formally an opera of the new narrative type with lots of rhythmic speaking and chorus responses somewhat in the style of the classic Southern talking blues, this... more »
Like the Resident's 1988 CD 'God in Three Persons', which is formally an opera of the new narrative type with lots of rhythmic speaking and chorus responses somewhat in the style of the classic Southern talking blues, this wonderful new piece in 20 parts is also a commentary on the more bizarre imagery and smarmy, truly uneasy emotions from the Bible. While being full of irony and postmodernism, it also reaches for that deep kind of soul-shaking experience that is the true wellspring of religious awe before the lawgivers arrive in town. Originally released in 1998. Euroralph/Germany. 2005.
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David Fields | Lincoln, Nebraska United States | 08/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
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Phylo Brag | New York, NY | 07/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
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