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Ambient Monkeys, 1997. 6/10

reviews - 90'sOprettet af Jacob Pertou tir, september 02, 2008 17:57
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Ambient Monkey are amongst the most obscure albums from the 90's. The album was made for the Tournado tour in 1997, and was played befored the gigs started.
Therefore Ambient Monkeys is muzak, but far away from that kind we know from supermarkets and elevators which is boring and lacking with humour.
The cd is a funny, unbroken 45-minute journey, with more or less known tracks (some re-titled for the occasion), swept in sounds from the rain forest, monkey screams, and roars of the most undefined kind.
The tropic-sonic wallpaper gives a warm touch to tracks and noises from albums like Force Majeure, Green Desert, Hyperborea and other contemporary works.
Additionally, works by Bach and Mozart are maltracted in a worthy manner, the last mentioned in tropical rain, whistling birds and other bizarre animal sounds.
That's why Ambient Monkeys is an atypical TD-release, and it deserves a chance, due to the fact, that humour permeates an entire album, which probably is the first and last time, we will be able to experience that.
The booklet mentions the album was released by a public demand - not unthinkable - but if TD fans had the last word every time, a handful of 70's concert footage dvd's were available a long time ago.