Opposite Day | Mandukhai -  EP

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Mandukhai - EP

by Opposite Day

Austin experimental/punk/math/rock nerds blend new flavors and themes. A companion EP to 2009's What is is?, this (nearly LP-length) EP dives deeper into international sounds, bebop, composed music, surf rock, and improvisation.
Genre: Rock: Avant-Prog
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1. What is is? (Part II)
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2. Wolves
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3. Serious Inspector
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4. El Pollo Del Sol Mi Corazon
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5. Carrots!
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6. Don't Disintegrate
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7. Mandukhai
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8. Tajik War Anthem
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9. Orderly Universe
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
WHAT IS AN OPPOSITE DAY?

Blending art-rock, pop, experimental, math, jazz, and punk sounds with an absurdist academic childish lyrical fetish, Opposite Day has ratcheted up the aggressive pop tension and loosened the stylistic standards for Austin’s music scene for the last 9 years. You're welcome.

WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE?
- "what the Beatles might have sounded like if they'd been part of the video game generation”
– Texas Music Matters
- “like both gibberish and truth”…”an unruly, unpredictable stew as impressive as it is bewildering.”
– Austin Chronicle
- “like something Mike Watt might have dreamed up if he were forced to listen to Frank Zappa records nonstop”
– Austinsound.net

NEW CD; MANDUKHAI EP (2010)
- “Mandukhai EP” incorporates several ideas and themes from its companion album “What is is?” (2009).
- It’s the 5th release of our label: Future Banana Replacement, which we share with the Invincible Czars, Muchos Backflips! and Sweetmeat.
- The title track is a traditional Mongolian song re-imagined for Surf-rock about the 15th century warrior queen Mandukhai. The queen is depicted on the album cover by Austin illustrator Alicia Traveria.
- The 9 tracks of Mandukhai EP explore international themes and styles. The material is inspired by the latin-multilingual Mano Negra, the spastic Burmese music of Kyaw Kyaw Naing, the rhythms and scales of central Asia, and the melodies of Mongolia. And at times, we also attempt to evoke the ecstatic improvisations of certain 3rd world field recordings.
- The song “Don’t Disintegrate” features the world premier of the Mutually Ignorant Sax Orchestra.


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