Musical Pairings: Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca (paired w/ turkey cutlets and brussels sprouts and dried cranberries)Leave a Comment
Eating/sf is featuring a recipe today for turkey cutlets with brussels sprouts and dried cranberries. It is a savory dish with hints of sweetness courtesy of the dried cranberries. Kasey describes it as a recipe you might want to check out if you are missing Thanksgiving already. So with the concept of “missing things” in mind, today I’m posting my review of Dirty Projectors‘ Bitte Orca. It is an album that I just never found the right pairing for, but which I found to be one of the year’s best releases: it just barely didn’t make my Top Ten of 2009. Featuring deep and thumping percussion, guitar riffs that alternate between shimmering and off-kilter and roaring, and co-ed vocals that call to mind the Talking Heads and Bjork, Bitte Orca is a captivating and engaging album that rewards repeated listens.
Head back to eating/sf to read the recipe for the turkey cutlets with brussels sprouts and dried cranberries (adapted from the recent issue of Bon Appetit).