The Cheetah (mp3), an instrumental lullaby from PRONTO (Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and friends)

by Landry on August 9, 2009

The Cheetah [mp3]

The Monster [mp3]

*PRONTO’s PR firm just emailed asking me to post The Monster, not The Cheetah…so here you go!*

A dozen tracks snuggle in on this blurry, easy-going, instrumental release, The Cheetah (Contraphonic, 9/8/09), from PRONTO (the side project of Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen).

The Cheetah is a complete departure from PRONTO’s earlier collection of more Wilco sounding, 70′s rock-inspired sing-alongs on All Is Golden (Contraphonic, 3/09). Even though Marsella Rambla tiptoes near the tulips of Jean Michel Jarre‘s neighbor’s backyard and The Monster pulsates with hypnotically upbeat drive, this PRONTO production is generally elevator-to-pleasant (maybe it’s a lot better in a stoned frame of mind). I must say The Cheetah mp3, which sets out like an Old Country lullaby, was just the ticket toward mellow for a minute while I was headed agro-to-black earlier in the day. The bonus of this collection is a sexy midsection: rRan edges into welcome weirder territory I really like, followed by a cool Soybot. Skip to Tectonics – some spacey techno sound fabric. Truthfully, I’m still a bit befuddled by the release. I guess it makes more sense upon considering this is a collection of songs and musical experiments created between 2000 and 2004. Perhaps The Cheetah is just more material for swimming digital streams.

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