Dick, Robert & Thomas Buckner / Flutes & Voices
Album: Flutes & Voices   Collection:General
Artist:Dick, Robert & Thomas Buckner   Added:Dec 2010

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-12-18 Pull Date: 2012-02-19 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 5 Jan 15 Dec 25
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 30, 2012: Ghost Trees
Certain Gravities
3. Dec 23, 2011: Memory Select
2. Jan 14, 2012: Songs: Cantan
Bones Of The Tongue

Album Review
tyler haddow
Reviewed 2011-12-10
Review by Tyler Haddow 12/18/11

Some of the furthest out-there improvisation you’ll find. Barren, organic. This album is filled with desperate, panicked, and bizarre sounds; yet, somehow, it seems almost entirely devoid of human feeling. These ambitious nihilists took it upon themselves to PROVE-- by way of sound-- the radical emptiness of... everything. There is no “whole” (album, song, melody, etc.); there are only series of musical moments. The vocalist’s pipes are rich and grandiose at points, which makes it all the more unnerving. Recommended if you have a principled contempt for existence. No FCC’s. Track reviews on the inside.

Asterisks indicate recommended tracks.

1. (6:09) Pained moaning and other creepy mouth noises develop alongside tribal percussion. Flutes enter in last two minutes.
2. (7:03) Fragmented and panicky (sometimes operatic) vocals. Dark, desperate.
3. (9:18) Lots of short sections, all different. Sharp flute squeals; mouth experiments; minimalist moaning; more mouth experiments.
4. ***(7:38) More absurdity. Develops into disjointed melodic vocal/flute interplay.
5. (4:02) Rough, nasally squealing with some delightfully odd percussion.
6. (4:23) More melodic. Actually takes a concrete form toward the end.
7. ***(3:47) Sedated moaning erupts into vocal insanity.
8. (4:56) A fitting end. Crazed gasping/snorting and flute squeals.

Track Listing
1. In The Land Of Perfect Days   5. We Are The Walrus
2. Bones Of The Tongue   6. The Bird On The Scene Says Yes
3. Broadcasted Alive   7. Takeout Karma
4. Certain Gravities   8. Makemake