Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Foyalty 23

Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Paperback)

£9.99
£7.49
25%
Despatched in 2 business days.
£9.99
£7.49
25%
Click & Collect
In stock in 1 or more stores.

Synopsis

Of all the recordings to emerge from the Athens-via-Denver collective called "Elephant 6", Neutral Milk Hotel's second album is the one that has worked its way under the most skins. "Magnet" magazine named it the best album of the 1990s, and "Creative Loafing" recently devoted a cover story to one fan's quest to understand why bandleader Jeff Mangum dropped out of sight soon after "Aeroplane's" release. The record sells steadily to an audience that finds it through word of mouth. Weird, beautiful, absorbing, difficult, "In The Aeroplane Over the Sea" is a surrealist text loosely based on the life, suffering and reincarnation of Anne Frank, with guest appearances from a pair of Siamese twins menaced by the cold and carnivores, a two-headed boy bobbing in a jar, anthropomorphic vegetables and a variety of immature erotic horrors. Mangum sings his dreamlike narratives with a dreamer's intensity, his creaky, off key voice occasionally breaking as he struggles to complete each dense couplet. The music is like nothing else in the 90s Indie Underground a psychedelic brass band, its members self-taught, forging polychromatic washes of mood and tribute.

The songs stick to one narrow key, the images repeat and circle back, and to listen is to be absorbed into a singular, heart-rending vision.

Music & DanceDanceMusic reviews & criticismMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop musicMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresWestern "classical" music Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 15/11/2005 ISBN-13: 9780826416902  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Kim Cooper is the publisher and editor of Scram, an occasional journal of unpopular culture dedicated to celebrating unjustly neglected artists in the worlds of music, literature, film/TV, comics and bohemia. She is the co-editor of Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth, and also of the acclaimed Lost in the Grooves: Scram's Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed, (Routledge, 2004). She lives in Los Angeles.

More books by Kim Cooper

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Listening to Jennifer Higdon: The...
(Paperback)
Christina L. Reitz
 
 
£41.50
 
Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune
(Paperback)
Gurminder Kaur Bhogal
 
 
£9.99
 
Music at the Maison royale de...
(Hardback)
Deborah Kauffman
 
 
£115.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close