Ten Little Piggies is a futurist compilation. Simply put, this means that it is a collection of music by The Residents that will most likely be part of projects coming out during the fall of 2009 and spring of 2010. The projects - CD's, digital downloads,
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...too sporadic and out of context to enjoy fully.
The jaded world of The Residents are easier to take when listening to their studio albums as they are incoherent enough rather than listening to a compilation of their material. This one is really strange because the tracks are all to be used in future projects.
It begins with a reimagining of 'Semolina' originally found on "Duck Stab" which is just a repetitive mantra with some odd keyboards. The synths are more ambient on the (excerpt) 'The Voice of Midnight: Instrumental' and especially the haunting 'Title (Strange Culture)' which is quite ethereal. 'Sad Saint John - from Arkansas' has female vocals like some demented choir. Later some vocals come in with that familiar Louisiana accent. The monotone chanting is what I have become accustomed to on The Residents albums.
The (excerpt) of Tweedles is yet another instrumental with some nice low tone synths and a piano motif. This is more...
It's hard to know with The Residents. Are these songs from future projects? Maybe some are deadends. Whatever they are, they're rich sonic experiences. I love the rhythmic direction many of the tunes travel. I recently bought Our Finest Flowers, which is a good, but by the end homogeneous, collection. This is much more sophisticated and subtle and moody. The reinterpretations of Semolina and Laughing Song are no gimmicks. They leave me hoping for more.
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