Today I was listening to “Every Man Got Dreaming” by Sandoz (aka Richard H. Kirk). At some point I noticed that each time the rhythm loop went around, Chester the parakeet was tweeting at the same point. I listened more carefully. Not only was he tweeting with the music, he was alternating between “cheep” and “cheep cheep”. A few days back I was listening to The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”. All was quiet until Paul McCartney started singing on “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”, and then suddenly there was an angry sounding squawking.
If James Brown is the hardest working man in showbiz, Richard H. Kirk must surely be the hardest working man in electronica. He seems to be able to effortlessly drop an album or two every year without the quality suffering. I noticed the other day that most of his back catalog is now available from the iTunes music store, generally priced way below what you can find the limited release CDs for.