RUM DIARY, THE: Poisons That Save Lives: CD

When the Chinese sage Lao-Tzu said, “the five musical notes deafen the ears of man” he was surely imagining the exact configuration of those notes as arranged by the Rum Diary into the various songs on this CD. The drowzy, atmospheric nap-scapes offered here put my ears to sleep. Utter innocuousness is a poison that does not save lives. I don’t know exactly why, but for some reason I think listening to this is like having sex with a vacuum cleaner.

 –aphid (Substandard)