REVIEW
MIRANDA JULY
The Binet-Simon Test
CD
[1998 Kill Rock Stars]


Miranda July is not a poet. Miranda July is an experimental word artist. At first listen this CD reminded me of long out of press LP from CRISPIN GLOVER...and then i listened to it again.. This CD takes us on journey using sounds and words..but an awkward and unpredictable journey. Each piece on the CD is a seperate one act piece, some longer than others.. each captivatingly delivered with power and intese vocal acting. She reminds me a of female version of Los Angeles DJ personality JOE FRANK, able to capture and take the listener "out there", somewhere.. where ever that is.. and tell them a story and make them hear it.. Listening to Miranda July's new CD is like being blind and watching TV, with the channel being changed for you.
(Kill Rock Stars, 120 NE State Ave #418, Olympia, WA 98501)

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