So, yeah."Rehearsing My Choir"
It's no good.
But it is more a testament to their bullheadedness in regards to their adventurous nature than it is to them "sucking." When we decided to like BB they decided that we were in for the long haul. And we get this. This frustrating, (half spoken-word, half deflated, deconstructionist composition pieces) opus of something resembling egomania, but what is more likely good-hearted ambition crossing that fine line into pretentious (almost) self-parody.
It's not that there's nothing there. It's that what is there is no god damned fun. Everything from their Grandmother's story telling skills as well as her naturally odd charisma, and of course the earnestness of the story itself...It's all a pretty fascinating listen. I can admit that. But it's the mythos that I find troubling-- in that whether or not it is interesting... this is all, ultimately, superfluous. And it makes me question WHY.
For the most part, however, this is obviously an experiment. It's not as if this the NEW SOUND of the Fiery Furnaces...at least not to my knowledge. So they tried something different and, for me, it came up short. Oh well. They still have plenty of chances to make up for it.