Ginger Leigh Sparrow Wings
By Marcus Pan
Gingers strangeness continues on in
the latest release of Sparrow Wings. Six tracks this time, the first
being a strange collection of vacuum humns, rhythm and high pitched guitar.
Its kind of nice in a weird sort of way. Ginger Leigh still has a knack
for finding things that you might like and presenting them to you with as
little fuss as possible and Sparrow Wings follows in this trend. I had
no idea vacuum tubes can be made to whine. I dont even think its
its just what I see. And he sounds pissed today because
now hes screaming at me. Maybe because I got the vacuum tube thing wrong.
The track is called This is Ginger Leigh.
Here Come the Trumpets sounds both namewise and
aurally as a threat. I can see the trumpets destroying the world now. A really
annoying track. Immigrant Song has an interesting (guitar?) strumming
vibe, but gets much too repetitive for my taste. The closing 300 White
Rabbits is just blaring noise, really, without anywhere to go so Ill
have to give this one a thumbs down.
My favorite by far is A Song for Two Marionettes,
utilizing the ambience of a marching band to create a unique flavor. Its
muddled a bit, so sounds a bit surreal, giving a zombie marching band
impression. This is an evil marching band. Theyre coming to take me away,
Ginger Leigh always brings out the weird in me. As
usual we have your usual assortment of What the hell was that?s and
Well theres something you dont hear every days
and Somebody turn this racket off!s and such. Its a mixed
bag, as always with Ginger, but if Harry Potter can reach into a bag of jelly
beans and risk getting a vomit flavored one, then we should be able to put on a
Ginger Leigh CD and risk getting a zombie marching band on silver high speed
vacuum cleaners sans mufflers throwing trumpets at us sounding one. Or
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