Brian Friedland & Angela Vicente | Household Items

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Household Items

by Brian Friedland & Angela Vicente

Music that delivers a comical commentary on the ridiculous nature of advertising claims, warning labels, ingredient lists, and instructional manuals, expressed through an eclectic mixture of styles ranging from bouncy Irish jigs to operatic art songs.
Genre: Classical: Postmodern
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1. Castle Rock Pinot Noir
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2. How to Grow a Beard/moustache
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3. Avon Peach Hand Lotion
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4. Lindor Truffles
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5. Restless Leg Syndrome
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6. Aerosol Warnings
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7. Sleepytime Herb Tea
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8. Periogard Oral Rinse
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9. Trader Joe's Low-fat Cinnamon Raisin Granola
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10. Excerpts From An Employer's Informational Handbook
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Household Items, a song cycle by composer/pianist Brian Friedland, is music that examines the realities of everyday life. Literally. Utilizing texts from items that are typically found in the household, Friedland’s music creates atmospheres that comically enhance the product’s claims or give it a new spin. Household Items is a commentary on the ridiculous nature of advertising claims, warning labels, ingredient lists, and instructional manuals, expressed through an eclectic mixture of styles, including an Irish jig, operatic art song, gospel anthem, meditative music, and more. It addresses nearly all tangible aspects of domestic life including the kitchen, bathroom, garage, and wine cellar. Angela Vicente, a vocalist who is equally at home in jazz, pop, and classical settings, brings a wide palette of expression to apply to the myriad subtleties of commercial products.

Praise for Household Items

\"Separately, Brian Friedland and Angela Vicente are fabulous and inventive artists. Together, the effect is exponential. The musical parodies of \"Household Items\" are fantastic, funny and poignant voyages\"

-Composer/pianist Shelly Berg (musical director for Patti Austin, dean of University of Miami School of Music)

\"Brian Friedland\'s Household Items song cycle is clever, witty, beautifully crafted and brilliantly executed by the Friedland/Vicente duo. Friedland has his own take on working with \"found poetry\"...... fresh, inventive... These two young musicians are bound for a exciting future.\"

-- Composer/pianist Frank Carlberg (Recordings on Accurate Records and Fresh Sound labels, has performed and recorded with jazz icons Bob Brookmeyer and Steve Lacy)


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SG

Fun, fresh music
Brian and Angela really have something special here. The music is fun, original and always a joy to listen to. They offer a new look at the absurd world of advertising and pair advertisements and product labels with well executed and interesting music/vocals. From start to finish, Household Items is a great listen. Particular gems are "Trader Joes" and "How to Grow a Beard/Moustache". Give it a listen- you'll love it too!

LL

there was... there is... you're holding it!
This album combines a quirky concept with excellent musicianship. I was a bit apprehensive when I first picked this up, but I can truly say this is one of the most enjoyable albums I've picked up all year. Musical influences from broadway musicals, jazz, full-throated blues, and vocal chamber music; lyrical influence from stuff Brian found around his house. It gets better, and more amusing, the more you listen. "Beard/Moustache" is especially excellent.