Sm Monday, May 7, 2007
# The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
From page 11
All this flesh on our bones / Let
me push you up against me tightly
/ And enjoy every bit of you." In a
musical environment dominated
by "getting one's eagle on," this
coy sexuality stands as one of
Bjdrk's underrated qualities and
something that appears on nearly
all of her albums.
Each track so unique, yet some-
how has all the typical Bjork
traits: boomingvocals, syncopated
melodies and gorgeously intricate
Her only slip is the overtly
political and aggressive "Declare
Independence," and even this
track can't be considered a com-
plete throwaway. Simply put,
the distorted bass and exceed-
ingly political message ("Declare
independence / Don't let them
do that to you") are not Bjfrk's
style. The song becomes incon-
sequential, especially preceding
the excellent aforementioned "My
Juvenile."When the pedals of the
piano have been released and Volta
finally comes to a close, all the pre-
album hype, all the collaborations
and all the speculations are gone.
Somehow, Bjirk brought several
of the most innovative, polarized
artists together to create her best
album in years. That's what every-
one has come to expect.
From page 11
After moving to Berlin and
forming "The Painted Bird"
-named after the controversial
1965 novel by Jerzy Kosinski -
Kahn and a company of Klezmer
and Balkan players created a thick
musical brew described, ever so
fondly, as Verfremdungsklezmer.
That is to say, a heavy dose of
Radical Yiddish Song, a chunk of
Punk Cabaret, a smidgen of Goth-
ic American Folk and a splash of
Klezmer Danse Macabre.
The kind ofmusic better experi-
enced live than in the pages of any
overwrought music magazine.
Opening Thursday's show will
be Ann Arbor's own brilliant folk-
duo Breathe Owl Breathe. The
group will be supporting its new-
est full-length album Canadian
Shield, which is already one of the
best records of 2007.
Breathe Owl Breathe makes
music of honest curiosity: Music
that confounds a listener with its
relentless humility, while some-
how entrancing an audience with
its loveliness at the same time.
The interweaving strings of
melody from Andrea Moreno-
Beal'scello and Micah Middaugh's
acoustic guitar always reveal a
story to be told. It's only when
the two of them begin to sing that
the story becomes clearer. All the
while, the audience can't help but
clap, sing and laugh along.
A good concert is often noth-
ing short of romantically exces-
sive. Concertgoers should expect
nothing less than an intimate and
heartfelt performance from both
groups this Thursday night - one
that bears the handprint of real
people making real art for a real
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ing concerts, fairs, screenings
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Funk 45 Party
$0/ Under 21$8
EMU Student Center
7:30 p.m. Thu-Fri, 2 p.m.
$8 / $5 student
$12 advance/$15 at the door
Film Screening "Extreme
Private Eros: Love Song 1974"
Theater Performance Hamlet
Lydia Mendelson Theater
7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 2 p.m.
$12/ $8 student
Discussion with Kazuo Hara
and Michael Moore
Film Screening "The Emperor's
Naked Army Marches On"
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film review of "Year of the
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X-TREME PRIVATE DOCUMENTARY: U-M's Center for Japanese
KAZUO HARA+MICHAEL MOORE Studies presents...
- A Public Conversation with
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Doors open at 6:30pm.
Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (98 min., Japanese w/English subtitles)
Friday, May 11 // 7pm // Askwith Auditorium ILorch Hall)
Kazuo Hara will introduce this film and take part ina post-screening Q&A.
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (122 min., Japanese w/English subtitles)
Saturday, May 12 // 9:30pm // Michigan Theater // Kazuo Hara will introduce this film.
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Joe Summers Gypsy Jazz Trio
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom
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