|Brand Spankin' New Mark Mothersbaugh Christmas CD|
This Monday, 11 October 1999, at Noon Pacific Daylight Time
[1900 UTC], Rhino Handmade will begin taking orders for our
The Rhino Handmade Institute Of Petromusicology is very
pleased to announce the release of MARK MOTHERSBAUGH's new
Christmas album (yes, you can stop rubbing your eyes, a
Christmas album) entitled 'Joyeux Mutato'.
This is NOT a reissue.
This is NOT something we found hidden away in one of our
This is a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW jammed-packed compact disc of
1999 recordings still so fresh and crisp from Mark's keyboard
that you can taste the ebony and the ivory.
Written, performed and produced by MARK MOTHERSBAUGH, 'Joyeux
Mutato' began life as a series of compositions to accompany
an upcoming art installation but, as you will hear, it has
blossomed into a quite splendiferous collection of Mr
MOTHERSBAUGH's own unique interpretations of traditional
Jubilant. Melodic. Rhythmic. Celebratory. Hummable.
In many places, even quite Danceable.
It's primarily instrumental. But many tracks have sampled
voices. And one track even has Mr MOTHERSBAUGH singing his
own unique version of 'Silent Night'. And it all is, as you
can imagine and to use the expected phrase, completely and
Christmas has never sounded so wonderfully devolved.
Most folks probably know that Mr MOTHERSBAUGH was a founding
member of DEVO. (And, of course, still performs with them on
those rare, wonderful occasions DEVO gets together to make
music.) But Mr MOTHERSBAUGH has also composed music for
countless commercials. And he has written and performed, and
continues to write and perform, music for television programs
(such as 'Rugrats' and 'Pee Wee's Playhouse'), for video
games, and for motion pictures (such as 'Rushmore' and 'Happy
Gilmore'). In addition to composing, Mr MOTHERSBAUGH is also
an eclectic visual artist and his illustrations fill 'Joyeux
Mutato' from cover to cover.
And speaking of the cover, 'Joyeux Mutato' is packed in a
very fuzzy, very deliciously tactile, very bright red package
which makes The Archivists instantly think that stuff they
use to make flocked Christmas trees. It has been imprinted
(actually Manufacturing Central tells us its called
'debossed') with an illustration of Mr MOTHERBAUGH's titled
"Booji Boy Visited By The Floatato Christmas Gift". And the
folder inside contains three Christmas stories written by the
certainly versatile Mr MOTHERSBAUGH.
There are only two ways you will be able to get MARK
MOTHERSBAUGH's 'Joyeux Mutato' this year: (1) Wait until
December and hope you are on Mr MOTHERSBAUGH's personal
Christmas mailing list or (2) be one of the first 5,000
Netizens to order it from Rhino Handmade. And, as with all
Rhino Handmade titles, the copies of 'Joyeux Mutato'
available from The Archivists will be individually-numbered
for your acute collecting pleasure. The ones Mr MOTHERSBAUGH
sends to his friends won't be.
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH 'Joyeux Mutato' will be available in an
individually-numbered limited edition of 5,000 (five
It is NOT AVAILABLE in any store on the planet.
It is available ONLY from Rhino Handmade.
It is available ONLY on The Internet at:http://www.rhinohandmade.com
And sound samples for every track are on the Rhino Handmade
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH webpage at: