John Francis & Imposters - The Earnest Manboy Suite in E Major

To be blunt this album is around thirteen minutes of music and five minutes of typing noises.

 

 

Hold onto your hats, as you are in for some serious keyboard action with this cd. But not the keyboard action that you would normally expect. To be blunt this album is around thirteen minutes of music and five minutes of typing noises. Yes, that's right, typing noises, from an electric typewriter. Sadly (for my sake) I've tried to listen to the typing noises to see if there's any rhythmical structure underpinning it that may give me greater insight into the CD. But there isn't.

 

The music is okay I suppose, very restless, rather rocky and utterly impenetrable. There's one track of eleven minutes' duration, and one two minute track. And as I've said, five minutes of typing inserted between it and lyrics mentioning "domestic establishment". Hmm.

 

Words: Richard Foster