Take the fast train to Lullaby Mountain with Jan Steele and John Cage in this 1976 album freely and legally available from Ubuweb. John Cage is a famous guy, I think he wrote four minutes of silence, but I don’t know that much about him. Some lyrics from the album come from James Joyce and e e cummings poems.
Hard truth time: I’m not certain that I’ve listened to this album all the way through. The first song almost puts me to sleep, and ‘Forever And Sunsmell’ has a similar effect. If I ever needed to sneak past a three-headed dog to steal the philosopher’s stone, my plan to do so would involve three sets of earphones, a complicated triple-adapting-headphone jack, and an Ipod containing nothing but this album. I’m confident enough in my abilities to believe that such a plan would work.
If you’re looking for something ‘unusual’, something a bit ‘quirky’, a tad ‘high brow’, why not give this album a spin?