While Matt Groening is much more recognizable as the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, the man has developed an impeccable taste in music. As the curator for ATP 2003 at Long Beach, Groening chose acts ranging from !!!, Sonic Youth, and The Shins to Mission of Burma and Bangs. The outcome so epic that Groening has been tapped to curate the first weekend of ATP 2010.
Apparently, while Groening is creating some of the most prolific comedy/satire today, he is listening to the collaged musical oddities of People Like Us (Vicki Bennett) and Wobbly (Jon Leidecker). While each figure has made significant impact with their individual experiments in the realm of audio and/or visual sampling, their upcoming collaborative effort reaches news heights of poignant absurdity. According to label Illegal Art, best known for Girl Talk, Music for the Fire is a plunderphonic concept album told through hundreds of samples, accompanied with an illustrated lyric sheet which reproduces the countless sampled voices as a single if utterly schizophrenic text — a bedtime story that is wildly inappropriate for actual children.
Music for the Fire is not set for release until June 15th, but in the mean time, take a listen to the madcap world of “Giant Love Ball”. You can also pass the time by visiting People Like Us and Wobbly to discover a more obscure side of sampling.
“Giant Love Ball”