Friday, December 4, 2009
Magnum & gang
Neutral Milk Hotel, fronted by Jeff Magnum, is one of the best eclectic miracles to ever happen to music. King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1 is my pick, the first song from their 1998 masterpiece In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. The album's inspiration came from Magnum's trip to Amsterdam where he became fascinated with the Anne Frank story. Mixed with all kinds of instruments that you wouldn't expect go well together, the album is a beautiful recognition and interpretation of a nightmarish story.