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Birdman Records

Oh come on already, Mr. Thirlwell. Is your rock-opera 'thing' not long overdue? Could it be that no one's whispered the idea in your ear, yet? Fine. I'll yell it out loud:

Re-envision Karel Capek's "R.U.R" as a musical.

You revel in the dramatic swells of the bombastic and the crushing fall of apocalypse; your industrial roots give you the cybernetic crossover necessary to appropriately treat Capek's robotic play. We deserve something so dark and menacing that it will make Andrew Lloyd Webber seem like… well, Andrew Lloyd Webber. By god, you've been making albums since before "Evil Empire" was coined, and while Love is mature and refined, isn't it bloody time you did something else with your life? You're not a young punk anymore, flailing about, hoping to knock flat some pillar of society; the fruits of your talent are reaching their zenith. It's time to focus your energy on something bigger and more overpowering than a simple album can achieve. I can hear the beast taking shape in your mind as a discrete concretion amongst the tracks of this album. Love is epic in scope. Too epic, in fact, to be a mere compendium of musical tracks; it sounds like 'concept' and feels thematic. And therefore: incomplete without its requisite story. The scores for Sugar, and The Venture Brothers are a good start in a new direction, so don't turn back.

In the meantime, (Sigh) we accept this as a teaser, though begrudgingly.


Track Listing:

1. Not Adam
2. Mon Agonie Douce
3. Aladdin Reverse
4. Miracle
5. Don't Want Me Anymore
6. Blessed Evening
7. Pareidolia
8. Thrush - Foetus & Jennifer Charles
9. Time Marches On
10. How To Vibrate (Not Adam)

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