The Bran Flakes: I Remember When I Break Down, 1996

The Bran Flakes: I Remember When I Break Down, 1996

The Bran Flakes are a Product of M.O.M. The MoFo Outreach Ministry Performed by Rev. Otis “FUN” Odder


Side 1
Call Me Patches
Feeling Merry
Mutual Admiration And Love
Think Big
Let It Be A Nightmare
(I Give Myself) That Girl
Homicidal UFO
Flight Of The Hindenburg
Magically Inside Of Me
Calling “Bob”
Blow Your Brains Out
Side By Side
I Killed Henry

Side 2
I Had A Hamburger Dream
Welcome To The Human Race
Subliminal Solice
The Intoxicating Reverberasia Lot
Face Another Day (2148)
Hollerin’ Linguistics
Throw It Away And Do Be Careful
Put A Hump In Your Back
Tender Sweet Young Thing
I’m Angry

Along with other bands such as Negativland and Evolution Control Committee, the Bran Flakes make extensive use of sampling, recontextualizing the samples into new works. The group scours thrift shops for obscure and quirky LPs; some of their songs also make use of recognizably famous bass lines, television shows, and soundtracks from video games. The unauthorized nature of much of their work has prevented the band’s work from wide commercial release. — Wikipedia

I’m superhappy The Bran Flakes are still blowing minds, 20 years after the release of this ribbon, in all formats, on four micro-indies: Disaster Relief, Ovenguard Music, Comfort Stand — and M8BR, which label issued the cassette I hold here. Key members Otis Fodder and Mildred Pitt are prolific, gifted assemblers of funky, twisted sound collages that unfurl like dreams, disconnected yet of a piece.

Be forewarned: These are Schedule I mixes. Dance until your face melts. Melt until your face dances. You never gave me your money, Patches!

The Bran Flakes: I Remember When I Break Down, 1996

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