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Bozon Tracks

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The King of the Plow and Stars
A Canadian Overture
A Protozoan Revenge
Puget Sound
Son Of Chuck & Bob
Ice Logic
Veins In The Pavement
Famous ‘admen of the West
Nomad Speaks

A Canadian Overture excerpt

2. A Canadian Overture (Schindele/Bozon) 8:06
Composed 1980 © 2010 Brian Schindele
Bozon’s poltergeist - harmonica, “alright, alright” vocal
Joel and Mazin from the corner liquor store - “Hoo, Wa” chorus
Recorded at the Bozon rehearsal studio by BK & BS

This was originally a bit of lied (yes, the tune has lyrics) and was, along with songs like "No Toes" (one of two songs I've written or co-written about industrial accidents) an early attempt to mix fusion with pop/broadway sensibilities. While not entirely programmatic, The Hoo! Wa! Chorus could provoke an image of mushers on very bad acid fleeing from the tyranny of the Iditarod, Alaska and the U.S., heading toward the (relative) safety of Canada. Damn, I wish we could have had dog samples back then. While the white noise tells you it's very cold (or does it? An earlier work of mine parodied liner notes from Moog: The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman, something along the lines of white noise being either the sound of the blue surf crashing against the white
sands in Hawai’i or the wind rushing through the tall pines in Big Sky Country - this ambiguity is one of the chances you take with the electronic music of today...) the ending tango hints at better (and perhaps warmer) times to come. - bs

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