Barry Black: Barry Black

Barry BlackSomebody let the kids into the toy chest. While in there they stepped on some horns and stuff and clacked some blocks together–and recorded the whole thing. As you can tell I’m not much into instrumental albums, even if they are a product of Eric Bachmann from Archers of Loaf. Granted, this is more interesting than most, but the rambling, oddball circus/jazz feel of the whole thing has more of a movie score quality than anything else–somewhere between Danny Elfman and the outtakes from a Tarantino soundtrack. There are a couple tracks with vocals on them, like the one very Archers-sounding song, “Golden Throat,” which is actually pretty decent. The whole thing is just weird enough to be entertaining, but strictly as background music, and not a rousing call to arms.