Friday, February 22, 2008


this week's selection is not one but two full length albums from the jazz-inspired, art rock outfit known as Ludus. How did I find out about these guys? Well, Morrissey put out a compilation during 2006 and one of their tracks just happen to appear on it. The track was jangly, melodic, and the atonal guitar solo added an extra shot of jazzy spunk to the mix. That song" let me go where my pictures go" before we proceed here are some reviews of the album:
"Ludus are surely the art and architecture of Malevich, Tatlin and Duchamp given voice" (Careless Talk Costs Lives, 1/03)
"A twofer of albums recorded in 1980 and 1981, that saw LInder confront the caveman attitudes towards women in rock which had survived punk. This she did in multiple, sarcastic vocals styles, against a tight but meandering backdrop of Beefheart/jazz-inflected guitar arrangements. Far from having dated, tracks like Herstory are as challenging to sexist and musical assumptions as they were decades ago" (eMusic, 11/06)
download Pickpocket/Danger Came Smiling

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