[/b]Released May 11, 2010 Quality Eac-ape Genre Rock/Alternative rock/Folk rock Length 36:33 Label Deep Fried Records,MRI Records Producer Stewart Lerman
Oooh La La! is the eighth album by the Crash Test Dummies, released 11 May 2010 on Deep Fried Records, distributed by MRI Records.. The songs on the album are based around the Optigan and Omnichord toy instruments. The seeds for Oooh La La! were first planted when Brad Roberts and producer Stewart Lerman (Antony & the Johnsons, The Roches) became infatuated with vintage analog musical toys, particularly one manufactured by the Mattel company called the Optigan (an acronym for "optical organ"). Using celluloid discs, the Optigan projects the sounds of other instruments with different sets of keys triggering chords and individual notes. The discs, with names like "Nashville," "Swing It!" and "Guitar Boogie," rotate to produce different arrays of sounds. The process is eerily similar to the digital sampling that is so common today, but the antiquated analog system produces quite a different effect. "Because we wrote using these discs, we were inspired to do things that we wouldn't have done," Roberts points out. "I don't write big band style, but all of a sudden I had this big band [on disc], so I'm writing in a genre that I normally wouldn't be writing in. I can't say enough about how great it is to write on these toys."
01. Songbird [0:03:45.68] 02. You Said You'd Meet Me [0:03:25.10] 03. And It's Beautiful [0:03:24.73] 04. Paralyzed [0:03:32.21] 05. The In-Between Place [0:02:49.68] 06. Not Today Baby [0:03:10.35] 07. Heart Of Stone [0:04:52.29] 08. Lake Bras Dґor [0:02:25.55] 09. What I'm Famous For [0:02:57.67] 10. Now You See Her [0:04:06.66] 11. Put A Face [0:02:07.00]
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Crash Test Dummies / Oooh La La!
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