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Lisker, Roy / Language Compositions Sound Poetry 1981-87
Album:Language Compositions Sound Poetry 1981-87 Collection:Spoken Word
Artist:Lisker, Roy Added:12/2006
Label:Ferment Press 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-12-24 Pull Date:2007-02-25 
Week Ending:18 Feb28 Jan14 Jan31 Dec

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 16, 2007:The Alternative Jewish Alternative
The Dog Was Walking The Dog
4.Jan 12, 2007:Closing Time
The Dog Was Walking The Dog
2.Jan 22, 2007:Speak Me How to Teach
Monologue For Dr. Gerald Debreu, Winner Of The Nobel Prize For Economics
5.Dec 30, 2006:Brownian Motion
The Dog Was Walking The Dog
3.Jan 12, 2007:Memory Select
The Alvarez Hypothesis [excerpt]
6.Dec 30, 2006:Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks
The Dog Was Walking The Dog

Album Reviews
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-01-07 
Spoken word, a kind of avant-garde poetry... While this is meant as serious art, there's a sense of humor to it, too. Lisker is an eccentric math(?) professor back in Connecticut -- I've found him on the Web at www.fermentmagazine.org.

2- Repeats the title phrase, or fragments of it, to twist around the meaning. Fun. Consider it the 'hit single' of the set

3- Another worldplay/phonetics-play track

8- Uses the same tools of repetition, but progresses forward in a narrative about the demise of the dinosaurs. Track 1 is about a dinosaur too, IIRC.
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-12-19 
“Word Art” (I dunno) spoken word, poetry, “sound poetry”. Most of these tracks are him repeating one word in a bizarre way that reminds me more of the retarded kids I always had to play with growing up. Either that or Steve Reich, John Cage. Pretty avante stuff, drop a bit here and there into your set, a final nail in the coffin of bizarreness.

All tracks mostly the weird annoying repetitive stuff I described, chose any. Track number 7 is an exception: poetry’esque Economics lecture.

Track Listing
1.Megatherium 6.Uranium Chant
2.The Dog Was Walking The Dog 7.Monologue For Dr. Gerald Debreu, Winner Of The Nobel Prize For Economics
3.That Bad Bat 8.The Alvarez Hypothesis
4.Battleaxe Battle 9.Autumn Chant
5.Junk Truck 10.River Chant