Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Old Friend, New Flame. Sexy Trippy All Moods. In fact, the subject matter’s clash with Momus’ “cultured” chamber-pop appropriations makes for a compelling tension. Streams Videos All Posts. The album ends with instrumental “karaoke versions” of nine of its songs, which were used in a record-your-own-Momus-parody contest the winning entries appeared on Stars Forever.
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The New Decameron Momus. The record that best defines Momus’ self-described “analog baroque” phase, The Little Red Songbook plays up his longstanding obsession with Serge Gainsbourg’s dark humor and lascivious persona, placing it in a bed of lilting, unpredictable, and classically influenced melodies.
The arrangements are often more layered than they sound at first, thanks to Momus’ skill as a producer, but the resulting Vivaldi-meets-Kraftwerk sound still has an artificial, inorganic, low-budget feel. Legal objections forced the removal of one of the album’s songs; erd The Little Red Songbook was reissued sans the offending track, there were three short new songs included as a substitute.
Little Red Songbook
In fact, the subject matter’s clash with Momus’ “cultured” chamber-pop appropriations makes for a compelling tension. Born to Be Adored. What Are You Wearing?
However, its bluntness doesn’t mean that the concise lyrical vignettes aren’t clever — the list of “Everyone I Have Ever Slept With” turns into a rambling awards show liftle, and “Coming in a Girl’s Mouth” spends most of its time pondering the symbolic meaning of that act, not just its physical realities.
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Jazz Latin New Age. The instrumentation is minimalist, usually employing only harpsichord, analog synth, bass sampled ,omus a Nintendo GameBoy, and drum tracks from a cheap keyboard — an odd blend of classicism and kitschy futurism. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Old Friend, New Flame Momus. The Symphonies of Beethoven Momus. Either way, it’s unabashedly self-referential, morally litrle, and scathingly funny — in other words, everything a great latter-day Momus album should be.
The album ends with instrumental “karaoke versions” of nine of its songs, which were used in a record-your-own-Momus-parody contest the winning entries appeared on Stars Forever.
Little Red Songbook – Momus | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
Not only is that intentional, but it perfectly fits the wry detachment of many of the album’s tales of sexual manipulation; while some songs’ lithle are cultural rather than sexual, The Little Red Songbook is overall one of Momus’ most explicitly vulgar records.