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Greens

by Zelda and the Unibrows

Electro-acoustic music built around family conversations found on a cassette at a thrift store, and a sci-fi space opera culminating in the eventual lunacy of the narrator.
Genre: Electronic: Virtual Orchestra
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1. Overture
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2. Panties
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3. Lake Disease
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4. Still Around
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5. Coupons
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6. Pluffart
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7. Forgotten Birthday
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8. Cake
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9. Finale
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10. Opening
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11. Premonition to Demolition
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12. Exploration Trepedation
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13. 114
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14. Major Klepto's Theme
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15. Dusk
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16. Elliptical Dirge
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17. Crocus Episode
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18. Salt Flats
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19. Beacon Lament
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20. Ni Sho Zi Yun
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21. Moon Bugs
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22. The Royal Horde
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23. Tallbot Love Theme
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24. The Final Confrontation
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25. Major Klepto Hoedown
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26. Trigliceride
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27. I Don't Want To Do This
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
BIO STUFF:

Zelda and the Unibrows makes lots of serious, goofy-sounding music. Utimately rooted in modern classical music and electronica, people say we sound like video game music (which is often ultimately rooted in modern classical music and electronica). We're a small collaborative group founded by Joe Krause and Paul Szewczyk and featuring Jesse Barnes (of nearly 27,000 underground bands) on this release.

About GREENS:

A few years ago, Joe found a tape at a thrift store.

It's an audio letter from a family in Florida to their relatives in Michigan. Somehow it ended up at Sunshine Thrift Store in Clinton Township, Michigan. Joe bought it for fifty cents.

Some time later, Joe ran into "Weird Al" Yankovic. He gave Al staff paper and asked him to write a motif for a larger work. After quiet consideration he carefully wrote nine notes.

It is upon these two elements which Joe and Paul wrote "Happy Tape," the first work on Greens.
The second half of the album, "The Inconceivable Excursions of Captain Spacerocket in the 24th Century," is a narrative space opera written by Joe and Jesse Barnes.

It is based on a series of improvisations (originally a side project called Action Sound Super Band) to which more fleshed-out works were added. The story itself is a spin-off of a stage show/sitcom conceived by improviser Lou Houchin.

GREENS is the second part of a trilogy of albums featuring packaging based on places where Joe has worked. GREENS comes with a free golf pencil.

Our last album is NEVES-EATNOUT and is still available on our website: http://www.unibrows.com

JOE KRAUSE published and wrote for Waiting For Lunch Magazine and cofounded and performed in Mr. Rogers' Sweatshop improv troupe. He likes when people in the media write about Zelda and the Unibrows.

PAUL SZEWCZYK put photos of Beethoven in his high school locker and has a Vegan t-shirt that "Weird Al" Yankovic and Philip Glass signed for him. He wanted to be a Buddhist monk once but the guy there was mean. Paul is 23 and lives in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan.

JESSE BARNES longs for the day a genie grants him the wish of being a famous rapper so that he may have "hos" in different area codes.

Also check out our last album: Neves-eatnouT!


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Jason

Say yes to Michigan
It was worth my 10 dollars. I hate electronic music but I like Greens. Happy Tape - kind of like the royal tennebaums, it is funny yet it has complexly simplistic emotion attached to it. Panties is halarious but forgotten birthday and still around are beautifully depressing. Captin Spacerocket - It is long but the royal horde is musical genious and major klepto is my hero. Thank you Zelda and the unibrows

Michael Severance

Greens, An Aural Journey.
I've listened to this record a great deal and I really love the Happy Tape section. It is one of my favorite cds to listen to. I don't really like the second half too much it just isn't my thing although it has it's merits. Major Klepto is an awesome song. I think they are really on to something with this. It really explores what you can do with some recording software and a computer. The live instrumentation is also a very nice touch set against the highly digital format. I would give this a listen, definitely worth the 10 dollars. Especially to a couple of stand up fellows.

Chris Holt

Haiku Review
the Sunshine Thrift Store /
buried in a box of tapes /
HI UNCLE RICHARD //

weird al yankovic /
"here is your motive, szewczyk" /
'G' to 'E' minor //

go to the movies /
winnie the pooh on winnie /
one or the other //

got pizza coupons /
got diseases in the lake /
we'll get you a bike //

mother's wise warning /
panites, coupons, lake disease /
i will tap my toes //

Katie Anderson - WAHS 89.5 fm

Very unique, absolutely hilarious!
Greens is one of the most unique creations I have heard in a long time. The use of common, every day sounds was a great idea, and the antics of Captain Spacerocket had everyone in the studio laughing non-stop! I can't think of anyone who wouldn't enjoy Greens!

Jerry DiFranco

An Amazing work in a world of Mediocrity
I first heard of the ideas that became greens in the macomb community college cafeteria, and even before the hearing the music i was floored. All too often people seem ready to settle on typical and cliched ideas in music, and this album is the exact oppoisite. There are so many generic and boring musical acts around today, not only in the mainstream but also in the underground. This album takes an extremely interesting, original, and exciting idea and completely pulls it off. The first half of the cd keeps you intrigued and excited, while the second half leaves you in stitches. This beautiful musical endeavor gives me faith that you can still make original music, when it seems like everything has already been done.

Mesu Kasumai

My god. The aliens have landed.
im not very good at "telling it like it is" so ill tell it like i see it. this album crosses too many genres to think of. some of it is pure genious while other pieces are sheer crap (on purpose i believe). i think these two things alone should warrent a listen initialy, because why not? i love this cd. its really cool.

Alan Bayford


unique, funny and quite good