AURELIO VOLTAIRE Ooky Spooky (2021 Stereo Mix) LP VINYL 2021
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|Title:||Ooky Spooky (2021 Stereo Mix)|
|Format:|| LP on 140-gram Magenta w/Black Marble vinyl, includes
full-color lyric sleeve.
First time on LP, edition of 600
Remixed in 2021 by Aurelio Voltaire & Tom Gardner at Rift Studios, NYC
Mastered by Martin Bowes of Attrition in The Cage, England.
Includes a track from the Cartoon Network movie Billy and Mandy’s Big Boogie Adventure
Includes a duet with Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls
|Tracklist:||1.Land of the Dead 01:58
2.Zombie Prostitute 03:14
3.Cannibal Buffet 03:55
4.Day of the Dead 03:36
5.Blue-eyed Matador 04:43
6.Bomb New Jersey 03:20
8.Stuck With You (with Amanda Palmer) 04:32
10.Reggae Mortis 03:26
11.Hell in a Handbasket 04:35
|Info:|| Carpe Noctem:
“…what you might expect to hear while getting
drunk at a Mexican restaurant in Transylvania on the Day of the Dead
– that is, an inspired and irreverent mix of European folk
and Spanish influences, with touches of swing, New Orleans jazz,
country, and ska thrown in for good measure.”
Returning to the original joyfully macabre multi-track recordings, Aurelio Voltaire completely remixes his 5th album. Sounding fresh, luscious and ever-so dark and spooky, hidden elements of the original recording are heard for the first time. There’s a warmer string texture and enhanced overall sound.
“It’s a Halloween party in a digipak,” Voltaire comments about Ooky Spooky, his most hilariously irreverent CD to date. The album contains a duet with The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer, a track from a Cartoon Network movie (“Billy and Mandy’s Big Boogie Adventure”) plus his crowd-pleasing songs about zombies, devils and dancing skeletons. In fact necrophilia, cannibalism, the undead, blasphemy, sacrilege and going to hell in a hand basket are just a few of the charming topics covered on Ooky Spooky.
Back are the violins and cellos but new to the Voltaire sound is a horn section that brings to mind images of a mariachi skeleton band. But there is no doom and gloom here, mind you. The album bounces along with a mixture of klezmer, swing and ska that brings to mind such spooky-fun classics as Oingo Boingo’s “Dead Man’s Party” or “Hell” by the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Voltaire’s love for Cab Calloway is evident in the song “Cannibal Buffet” (which seems straight from a Betty Boop cartoon) and more so in “Land of the Dead” which Voltaire wrote for the opening credit sequence of the Cartoon Network movie “Billy and Mandy’s Big Boogie Adventure.”
As serious as it gets on Ooky Spooky is “Stuck With You,” a duet with The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer. It’s about a bickering married couple, but even on this one kittens are drowned, Korean bayonets are employed and skeletons sing to each other from side-by-side coffins. “I got all of the serious songs out of the way on Then And Again,” comments Voltaire, “specifically so that Ooky Spooky could be a non-stop party of fun songs about the undead and hell and devils and skeletons and all of the other fun stuff that’s so close to my heart.”