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Review : Soundtrack for a Wes Anderson movie that was never made

Emmer's miscellaneous musical career, which encompasses free jazz, rock, electronic noise (he was a member of the Factory-signed band Minny Pops), and points outlying, is reflected in the startlingly diverse music on Recitement.

This breadth of capability allows him to achieve the most difficult trick of spoken word music: symmetry of form and content, with neither feeling subordinate to the other. Song lyrics are not poetry and poems are not songs, but that doesn't mean poetry and music can't agreeably coexist-- even, in the right hands, enhance each other--  as Emmer so convincingly asserts on Recitement,the perfect soundtrack for a Wes Anderson movie that was never made.

[Brian Howe, about Recitement]

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