Musical Pumpkin Cottage
UDOR 1CD, 1996, Running time: 45:08
- The Dead Side of the Moon - 21:59
- Bubblehead - 23:07
The second collaboration between Steven Stapleton and David Tibet retains a similar format to their first, but is musically quite different. Where their first album was very quiet, slow, and lacked a lot of variation, Musical Pumpkin Cottage is infinitely more active and varied (and considerably less spooky). I personally think this is a great album; different, but great. Lyrics are printed in the liner.
THE DEAD SIDE OF THE MOON is actually a little bit rock-ish; there's a drum track, a bass line, guitar, saxophone(!), and sung vocals from Tibet. Naturally, there's plenty of bizarre noises, drones, and effects as well, to add to the surreality of it all. It's probably not what you'd expect from either of these artists, but in my opinion, it works grandly.
A little more experimental and industrial, BUBBLEHEAD still retains a bit of the rock sound from the previous track. Cool background electronics, some trippy sax, and Tibet's low vocals. Unusual, to say the least.