L.A. Lungs / Turntable Broken Prayer Book Lost
Album: Turntable Broken Prayer Book Lost   Collection:General
Artist:L.A. Lungs   Added:May 2011
Label:Debacle Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-12-04 Pull Date: 2012-02-05 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jan 29 Jan 15 Jan 8 Jan 1 Dec 18 Dec 11
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 27, 2012: Lost Verses
We're All Here To Have Fun And Catch Fish
4. Jan 10, 2012: drone zone
Battlestar Grammatica
2. Jan 27, 2012: Songs: Cantan
1971, Battlestar Grammatica
5. Jan 07, 2012: Songs: Cantan
We're All Here To Have Fun And Catch Fish
3. Jan 23, 2012: Ghost Trees
Battlestar Grammatica
6. Jan 05, 2012: razor's edge (it's a douzy)

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-11-27
L.A. Lungs are on Debacle Records and had a great album on our a-file this summer. This album, their debut, features lots of slow, dark, distorted, pretty, haunting music. Play at nighttime or on Wednesdays. Sounds like cassette tapes. Lots of tracks open quietly; no vocals just spoken samples, no FCCs.

1. (6:32) Digital preying mantis transmissions, repeated vocal samples in the middle
2 (5:07) Nice hummy drony ambient synth track
*3. (4:01) Electric guitar plucked underwater, seagulls, fishing instructional voices
4 (2:29) Sad, loud organ/accordian sounds
5 (5:45) Snarling darkness; a man's voice echoes around noise
6 (11:24) Bells and guitar harmonics looped everywhere, baseball card in a bike wheel provides percussion. Plucked strings, accordions, and wooden train whistles too. More straightforward, loud, dreamy video game ambient near end.
7 (9:58) Pensive; mosquitos, bagpipes, cash registers, flutes, synths, 4 AM
*8 (5:28) Sunrise music but maybe it's rainy; a return to the opener. Least weird track on the album, but really pretty

Track Listing
1. 1971   5. John Updike
2. This Is How To Talk To Octopi   6. A Nibble From A Palm/Ammonia Hangglider
3. We're All Here To Have Fun And Catch Fish   7. My Other Car Is The Greater Vehicle
4. I Don't Deserve Dessert   8. Battlestar Grammatica