Magic for Fabulous Beasts & Musical Animals
- Artist: Kksbaf
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/4/2006
-Kksbaf 'MAGIC FOR FABULOUS BEASTS & MUSICAL ANIMALS'- The first major release from Norman, Oklahoma based LoFi Shit, 'Magic...' is a collection of incidental happenings and randomized soundscapes which play out on the back of your eyelids during a heavy listening session. A collaborative effort of musicians Kelly Stevens and Brad Fielder, both from Psyche-Folk droners Anvil Salute and Instrumental Reggae rockers the Zippadells. Hand drums and 19th century poetry combine with free rhythm and appliance ensembles to create a modular story with no rhyme or reason other than the acknowledgment of itself and the meaning implied by the intellect of the listener. ]Juxtaposed with only 4 vocal tracks- piano, kalimba, glockenspiel, banjo, musical toys and synth effects wash the backdrop with suggestive titles of science, superstition and myth. The few vocal tracks hint to different time periods in music and understanding. A haunting candle to the Emily Bronte poem, 'The Old Stoic', casts a small flicker while the gold miner's chanty, 'Days of '49', is a bonfire of a ruckuss. 'Fire, Sight and Serpent' is a gypsy folk ballad for lucid dream dancing. Kksbaf stress that Music Theory is still in a testing phase and has not yet been proven. Highly recommended for those who seek the music at the boundaries of categorization. 'Magic for Fabulous Beasts & Musical Animals' is a product of experiment and imagination.