Today it’s been Paul Lansky all day. We began in the morning with Music Box, and from there Ride, Folk Images, Fantasies and Tableaux, Homebrew, and now, late afternoon, Smalltalk. The final song, “Not So Heavy Metal,” is mostly electric guitar, with riffs any old stoner would recognize. From the liner notes:
The pieces on this recording are concerned with everyday life. Two are about casual conversation and two are about familiar kinds of music. Each tries to create a new view of its subject, to make the familiar into something special, even ideal. In a real sense these pieces are musical documentaries: musical-photographic images and transformations of their subjects.