The Dinner Is Ruined

Elevator Music for Non-Claustrophobic People

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This "slab" starts with a safe-sounding Residents-like opening. Mere musical manipulation is not what we are in for, though. Dinner Is Ruined serves up a heaping plate of sound experimentation, where normal and dangerous sounds are captured live in their normal environments and ensconced in an aluminum zoo for our entertainment. The results are stunning, bracing and altogether splendid. Elevator Music for Non-Claustrophobic People invites to a floor raggedly bounded with scraps of music, a few bars and the detritus of a society that never shuts up. Check on in.

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