Residents — Mush-Room (CD)
The music was originally written for the performance MUSH-ROOM (2013) by Grace Ellen Barkey & Need Company (a Belgian theatre/dance company). The Residents inspire movement with a mix of percussion and electronics that marries classical sensibilities with modern exploration. Essential for anyone who saw the performance, or anyone who didn’t see it and wishes to mentally choreograph their own production.
The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works. Soon to be celebrating four decades since forming, the group has since released over sixty albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects and ten DVDs. They have undertaken seven major world tours and scored multiple films. Pioneers in exploring the potential of CD-ROM and similar technologies, The Residents have won several awards for their multimedia projects.
In public, the group appears silent and costumed, often wearing eyeball helmets, top hats and tuxedos — a long-lasting costume now recognized as its signature iconography. The group is noted for surrealistic lyrics and sound, disregard for conventional music composition, and the over the top, theatrical spectacle of their live performances.
1. Mush Room
2. Musical Chairs in 3/4
3. Sticks and Logs
4. Dung Beetles at Work
5. Broken Brake
6. Yellow Marrow
7. When the Wealthy Were Wise
8. Song for Grace
9. Between a Rock and a Hard Space
10. The Birth of Mush Room
11. The Dream I Almost Remember
12. Only Room for One More Mush