Thursday, December 18, 2008

Give the Gift of Omnichord

If you need a last minute gift idea for the children (of any age) on your Xmas list check out Jenni Omnichord's 'Charlotte or Otis: Duets for Children, Their Parents and Other People Too'. If you don't know Jenni Omnichord you probably know Jenny Mitchell (or at least the Barmitzvah Brothers. Jenny's new album of duets for children released to commemorate the birth of her son features duets with Wax Mannequin, Shad, Jim Guthrie, Old Man Luedecke, Andy Swan, Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players), Mathias Kom (Burning Hell - see below) and many others.

Herohill says:
"I don't mind telling you I had no idea what to expect from this album. I knew Jenny Omnichord to be the pre-eminent source of Omnichord-powered, quirky pop songs in this country, but I wasn`t sure if an album of her singing kids songs, even with the assistance of Canadian indie stars like Tony Dekker and Old Man Luedecke, would be something I`d prefer to expose my progeny to. It turns out, it is. Often artists tend to overdo the "kid-ness", for lack of a better term, when attempting to make songs for kids, and this usually results in songs most adults would prefer to never hear again after humouring the kids with an initial listen. But Jenny, and her assembled guests, have put together a collection of fun, heartfelt songs, with simple melodies that should appeal to both kids and their parents."
Best of all, times being what they are, you can snag this amazing album for about 8 bucks via zunior

Jenny Omnichord ft. Mathias Kom - "What Happens to Animals"

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