Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hardboiled Wonderland

I put this album, by the electronic duo Hardboiled Wonderland onto my iTunes because it referenced one of my favorite books, Haruki Murakami's Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Murakami's Hardboiled Wonderland accomplishes the unusually difficult feat of pursuing two wildly different plot lines for most of its length and then, just at the end, showing how the two plots were really one plot all along. It's the kind of book that you want to read again the minute you've finished it, because now you know something that will maybe help you understand the story better.

Anyway, the musical Hardboiled Wonderland is a two-fold project as well, with Martin Birke building sinuous beats out of synthesizers and drum machines and Percy Howard adding a florid, ornate, classic soul tenor over. If you like what Antony did with Hercules and Love Affair, or that Konkylie record, I think there's a pretty good chance you'll enjoy this.

Candy For The Meatman-club mix by HARDBOILED WONDERLAND

6 comments:

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Hardboiled Wonderland's free download of "Jungle Fever" and Mick Karn remix of "Candy for the Meatman" is at http://www.hardboiledwonderland.net

jenniferpkelly said...

You're welcome.

Unknown said...

Much thanx indeed JK :)

jenniferpkelly said...

I wasn't being snarky. The first common was a "thank you for posting." I'm not sure why it got deleted, but that's what I was responding to. I'm thinking Unknown is in the band, yes?

jenniferpkelly said...

i meant comment, not common.