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ARTIST
TITLE
Animal Lover
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MUTE 9284CD MUTE 9284CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/4/2005

"Animal Lover is The Residents' new album. When Charles Darwin first proposed in the late 1800s that homo-sapiens had evolved from and were in fact a species of animal, many humans were horrified; humans had an unusual need to feel superior. Taking a step beyond Darwin, Sigmund Freud believed that the human was an animal in conflict, and informing the human of that very simple concept seemed to only increase the conflict. In The Residents' Animal Lover, the creatures who don't really mind if they are animals take an existential look at the upright animal whose normality is sliding toward the wrong end of the spectrum. The human beasts live in a world of primal darkness, their heads forever stuck in the ground like frightened ostriches living in a constant murky dream state. In creating this picture book of animal tales, The Residents wanted to include a soundtrack that related directly to 'animal love'. The result is an imaginative CD whose rhythm tracks are based entirely on animal noise mating patterns generated primarily by cicadas and frogs. Also the actual sounds of mating whales and humans were used for longer tonal passages. (They weren't mating with each other, by the way.)"