Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Carl Stalling Project: Vol. 1 (1990)

The Carl Stalling Project: Music from Warner Bros. Cartoons 1936-1958

The first volume in The Carl Stalling Project series is a revelation; more than just an essential part of a Warner Bros. staff that generated some of the finest and most inspired productions in the history of animation, Stalling was a visionary whose work deserves consideration among the finest American avant-garde music ever recorded. As these 15 selections from WB cartoons dating between 1936 and 1958 attest, his cut and paste style -- a singular collision between jazz, classical, pop, and virtually everything else in between -- was unprecedented in its utter disregard for notions of time, rhythm, and compositional development; Stalling didn't just break the rules, he made them irrelevant. That in the process he created music beloved by succeeding generations of children is more impressive still -- perhaps even unwittingly, Stalling introduced the avant-garde into the mainstream, and as popular music continues to diversify and hybridize, his stature as a pioneer rightfully continues to grow.

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Brad said...

Thanks for this! Great stuff!

H. said...

Wish I had Vol. 2. :)

I liked your requests, (John Oswald will follow shortly), you picked some real rarities that appeals to a very specific audience. I trust you know of Negativland?!

I have a nice collection of found-sound stuff also. Lost of negativland & illegal arts related stuff. Even a few years of Over The Edge in realaudio that's not in my list.

Maxim de Winter said...

Wow! Been looking for this for years.... ever since John Zorn referred to it in some interview or other. Well done!

VonCheech said...

thanks. vol 2 is on xyzcosmonaut's blog:

Sermo said...

I am so happy that I found vol. 1 here on Carnival of Headache. I got Vol. 2 first from the now defunct bordermusic and thought I might never see Vol. 1 - but there it suddenly was, thanks you h.

Anonymous said...

I used to have this too, years ago.