Vernon & Burns - The Light at the End of the Dial
This vinyl consists of 14 short tracks oscillating between electro-pop vignettes (some are strongly reminiscent of Helgoland or Felix Kubin) and mini-hörspiels: antique electronics, field recordings, sounds lifted from movies, collages slicing honky-tonk piano with old-school 8-bit video game music, nods to the golden age of musique concrète, etc. And it almost holds together, creative madness being the unifying factor. It’s a bit messy, wild, but you can clearly hear a serious artistic process behind the mask of burlesque. Plunderphonic cabaret concrète!