Serious Business

Spektral Quartet

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Original Recording Format: DXD

THIS ALBUM IS NOT FUNNY 

More accurately, playing this album will not induce the brand of gut-busting, teary-eyed revelry that an episode of Chappelle’s Show or a YouTube clip of Anna Karkowska’s vibrato will. It is funny like the idea of a Rothko turning the stomachs of well-heeled gluttons at the Four Seasons is funny, or how anything Andy Kaufman ever suited up for is funny. It might be a little uncomfortable, rings clear in its truth, and sometimes reveals itself gradually. 

As a quartet, we are drawn to virtuosic string writing like flies to…stuff that smells good to flies, which by extension means we are drawn to the dark cave of the rehearsal room. Parsing nested tuplets and tuning microtonal harmonies is an intense bit of business, and more often than not, it is a salty one-liner or vocal impersonation of Aaron Neville that comes to the rescue when the pressure reaches DEFCON 2. Humor is also so much more than a setup and tag, though. It can compel us to inquire why we are laughing, and expose hypocrisy, and digest an otherwise off-limits topic, and question our assumptions, or simply be clever. 

Tracklist

1.
Many Many Cadences
00:08
2.
The Ancestral Mousetrap - No. 1. Killing the Ape
00:04
3.
The Ancestral Mousetrap - No. 2. The Old Woman's Breakfast
00:01
4.
The Ancestral Mousetrap - No. 3. Oh My God I'll Never Get Home
00:01
5.
The Ancestral Mousetrap - No. 4. Bringing a Dead Man Back Into Life
00:04
6.
The Ancestral Mousetrap - No. 5. The Ancestral Mousetrap
00:04
7.
"String Quartet No. 30 in E-Flat Major, Hob. III:38 ""The Joke"" - I. Allegro moderato"
00:05
8.
"String Quartet No. 30 in E-Flat Major, Hob. III:38 ""The Joke"" - II. Scherzo: Allegro"
00:03
9.
"String Quartet No. 30 in E-Flat Major, Hob. III:38 ""The Joke"" - III. Largo e sostenuto"
00:04
10.
"String Quartet No. 30 in E-Flat Major, Hob. III:38 ""The Joke"" - IV. Presto"
00:03
11.
Hack - Set 1: No. 1. Lenny Bruce
00:03
12.
Hack - Set 1: No. 2. Sarah Silverman
00:00
13.
Hack - Set 1: No. 3. Dave Chappelle
00:01
14.
Hack - Set 2: No. 4. George Carlin
00:02
15.
Hack - Set 2: No. 5. Robin Williams No. 1
00:00
16.
Hack - Set 2: No. 6. Dick Gregory
00:01
17.
Hack - Set 2: No. 7. Professor Irwin Corey
00:01
18.
Hack - Set 3: No. 8. Rodney Dangerfield Nos. 1-2
00:00
19.
Hack - Set 3: No. 9. Sam Kinison
00:01
20.
Hack - Set 3: No. 10. Rodney Dangerfield No. 3
00:00
21.
Hack - Set 3: No. 11. Redd Foxx
00:00
22.
Hack - Set 3: No. 12. Rodney Dangerfield Nos. 4-5
00:00
23.
Hack - Set 3: No. 13. Kumail Nanjiani
00:00
24.
Hack - Set 3: No. 14. Rodney Dangerfield Nos. 6-7
00:00
25.
Hack - Set 3: No. 15. Mort Sahl
00:01
26.
Hack - Set 3: No. 16. Rodney Dangerfield No. 8
00:00
27.
Hack - Set 3: No. 17. Susie Essman
00:00
28.
Hack - Set 3: No. 18. Rodney Dangerfield No. 9
00:00
29.
Hack - Set 4: No. 19. Richard Pryor
00:02
30.
Hack - Set 4: No. 20. Robin Williams No. 2
00:01
31.
Hack - Set 4: No. 21. Ms. Pat
00:01
32.
Hack - Set 4: No. 22. Tig Notaro
00:02

Total time: 00:00:53

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Original Recording Format

Digital Converters

Horus

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Mastering Equipment

Legacy Audio

Producer

Don Merceruio

Recording Engineer

Daniel Shores, David Angell

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Recording Software

Merging

SKU

DSL92198

Release Date December 12, 2015
SKU DSL92198

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