Monday, February 06, 2006

Album of the Day

Timeocde, by Chandelier (1997): I got this disc used a couple of years ago. I knew vaguely of the band, from Switzerland IIRC, for a while and kept them on a regularly updated list of "bands I'd like to hear" that I keep in my head. When the chance came up to get it for about $5, I figured why not? Well, I suppose I could have lived without ever hearing this album. It's mostly mediocre neo-prog, never really offending but never inspiring, either. The one "highlight" (and I use the term loosely) is - I shit you not - "Ferengi Lover," an ode to one of Star Trek's odder alien races. The tune even includes a quote from the Trek theme song. I guess $5 is a small price to pay for exposure to such camp.

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