El Radio Fantastique is a seven-piece symphonette. "Dressed like a gang of Victorian rag dolls and dissolute French sailors, El Radio Fantastique weaves wistful melodies with their miniature symphony," says the New Orleans Gambit Weekly. The lineup includes upright bass, drums, violin, cello, bass clarinet, clarinet, piano, guitar and theremin... and everyone sings and plays percussion. A Particularly Vicious Rumor has been described as "music to drown children by." But their sound is far from hopeless. This 9th Ward duo plays piano and drums exclusively. Miss O's rich voice and strong left hand provide a hypnotic, percussive compliment to Kid Twist's (drummer for ERF as well) melodic, danceable rhythms. Their lyrics explore both the loss of intimacy and the desire for movement and change.
Added by jaredzimmerman on September 1, 2006