Artist: Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet
Albums: Yonder...Chickens Get Lonely / Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet / May You Always Live With Laughter
Released: 1999 / 2001 / 2004
Quality: mp3 VBR / CBR 320
Size: 73 / 70 / 100 MB
"The Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet plays cocktail music, a bitter-sweet liquid concoction that sticks in your throat leaving an aftertaste that is somewhere between pretty and pretty ugly. These four gentlemen of Freiburg borrow, alienate and counterfeit country and western, Rockabilly, an immense blues rendered with austere arrangements and an emotive and often hysterical voice. Anyone who finds themselves thinking about David Lynch films has hit the nail squarely on the head. With upright bass, drums. guitar a voice and a suitcase stuffed with sounds, Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet are just as much a part of the furniture as the dilapidated sofa in the corner at The Heartbreak Hotel. And, the music matches the decor: pretty but also quick to unsettle and in places somewhat divergent and diffused, its contours washed smooth in deep swathes of red and blue. Ghosts whisper to rockabilly skeletons; this sotto voce country and western accompanied by a besotted Brian Ferryesque refrain. The far-flung and two-left-footed tango receives a jolt and a wry blues shuffle is danced until the glasses become stuck to the tabletops. The ice has long melted and the drink now tastes more bitter than sweet- just like the memories. Lyrics about angels, drugs, strange neighbours, forgetting and disappearance are morbid yet tender. The songs often hang in the air in much the same way a photograph from better days hangs on the wall.".