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VERT – some beans and an octopus
By Michael Kaufmann
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Artist: VERT
Album: some beans and an octopus
Label: Sonig

It is as if some great manic inventor cooked together a labyrinth of wires and tubes to create a music box of fairy tales past, present and future. However, this inventor was also an incredibly skilled piano player and moonlighted as a cabaret heartthrob in tight fitted slacks and top hat, wooing women back to his lab to share his mind, ivories, voice, and maybe a little of his body over wine and talk of things he had seen in his travels to the future. The percussion and pace of handclaps, kettles, and frying pan architecture recall a Frank’s Wild Years era Tom Waits meets cut copy and paste post-IDM electronica. Synth sweeps and gurgles over piano rags and lullabyes serve as measures for storytelling singing about dissent, combating the status quo, and liberating the masses from the oppressive political-economic structures of the early 21sth century. But as the title of the record suggests, all of this displayed within a magic infused wunderkammer set upon robotic legs that dances a mean swing and jag.

LISTEN: Vert – Velocity

[visit VERT homepage for more info]

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