Toad in the Hole

June 04, 2005

Friday Fun Science

This combines art and science, since I skipped last week. Blame it on the holiday.

On the other hand, it's kinda last-year. The college radio DJs have been playing it since at least last September. Hey, one of the blessings of old age is not having to keep up with the latest in pop culture.

Broken Hearted Dragonflies purports to be jungle recordings of the death throes of Southeast Asian dragonflies. The mp3 sample at the link sounds like yer basic jungle tweets and stridulations moving into a teeny jet takeoff. Charming, in its own way. I'll probably even buy the CD someday, if I'm feeling flush. The subtitle's a bit odd... I mean, is it insects or is it electronica?

Insect Electronica from Southeast Asia
Recorded by Alan Bishop forthe Sublime Frequencies label. Liner notes by Hakim Bey.

This catalog page has more samples.

I'll have to admit it's in the Buy This queue well behind the two (so far) boxed CD sets of Cab Calloway that Down Home Music has. Still, it would go nicely in the clockradioCDplayer in the bedroom. or on the answering machine. Yo, Valerie, maybe it would make good ringtones!

Posted at June 4, 2005 02:09 AM