Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Appel’s latest album, has been stashed away by Sony for over an year now, after they found the found the result to be impossible to merchandise. Of course, no one really expected Sony to ever develop an artistic sense, what makes you wonder what Fiona has been doing there in the first place. Probably part of the mid 90′s females-in-rock rumpus. And, of course, what did they expect will happen if she will team with Jon Brion – a friendly Alanis album?
Of course this didn’t happen and what Sony got was a very artistic and bold album. The two tracks that were leaked until today reveal Fiona at her best with a strong presence of Brion. So Sony took the album back to the editing room and let one of their goons have their way with that. Rumor has it that Fiona refused to release what came out of that, and that album was stashed on Sony’s shelves, for the shorter part of eternity. Although one has to admit that it was just a matter of time before it was leaked to the net – and this is exactly what seems to happen now. I guess in a few days we will know if this is the real version, or just bogus. But, I am willing to take this chance and listen to Fiona and her piano. Enjoy.
You can get the download links at … (down due to RIAA copyrights threats), but if you have Bittorent get the torrent (or here) and download from there. You case also Soulseek it quite easily. Enjoy it, spread it and free the music!