The fifth instalment of Smashed Vinyls Albums of the Year So Far... comes from Tallulah Webb of the great indie record label Sad Club Records!
Tallulah from Sad Club Records – Adam Green’s ‘Aladdin’
The Moldy Peaches' Adam Green's 'Kickstarter' funded Aladdin is one of the best DIY films of the year, and the soundtrack to accompany the feature film is what makes it such a masterpiece.
The re-imagined anti-Disney version of Aladdin is the sequel to The Wrong Ferrari - Adam Green's first movie - shot on an iPhone, and under the influence of Ketamine. Aladdin, set in a hand-drawn world of psychedelic-themed papier-mâché, is a modern take on the Arabian Nights classic tale.
Throughout the soundtrack, Green ventures into common themes such as heartbreak, materialism and the government, however puts his own cynical and humorous spin on it. Kept on our toes from series of unexpected turns, such as its small skits and complete changes of style and sound, the consistency through its genius and humour are what really makes this album. In spite all of the expectedly lewd lyrics, which are not dissimilar to his previous, works - ‘Your breasts are like two wrists, that I handcuff to my dick’ - Aladdin by no means lacks the genuine charm and honesty of his other albums.
Despite the songs being written about TenchoFungal Insect Species and Life In A Videogame. These totally alien subjects are made utterly comprehensible through his charisma and charm. The last track of the album is called What Is Dying Like? and describes his own experience having a bad trip on the hallucinogenic drug Salvia. These events depicted in the soundtrack allow us to be taken on a journey through his real-life experiences through the totally insane character of Aladdin.
Close your eyes and be led through a drug-addled journey through love-loss and greed. It’s everything we could have come to expect - so Adam Green, yet so fresh.