Adam C. Burke | Toys In Babeland

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Toys In Babeland

by Adam C. Burke

Eleven original compositions performed on toy instruments
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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1. Toys in Babeland
3:00 $0.99
2. Birthday Presents
2:25 $0.99
3. The Magic Key
3:48 $0.99
4. Simon Says
5:02 $0.99
5. Dark Forest
2:05 $0.99
6. Treetop Lullaby
1:49 $0.99
7. Morning in the Nest
1:37 $0.99
8. Windgame
1:42 $0.99
9. Journey Home
2:12 $0.99
10. Sleepyheads
2:32 $0.99
11. The Moral of the Story is...
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Album Notes
"Toys In Babeland" is eleven original instrumental compositions performed and recorded using only actual toy instruments. The effect is both childlike and haunting, because kids can't play this well, and adults wouldn't bother. It may be suitable for young children or sensitive adults.

In 1988, I composed "Toys" as my first four-track cassette recording project. Without external effects processors, and a minimum of pitch adjusting and backwards parts, I created a multi-track, stereo journey into the world of toy instruments, pushing the very limits of their capacity to produce music.

Music from this collection has been used internationally in numerous films, Cable, Internet and TV shows, including:

USA Network's "Ready for the Weekend Movie";
"MTV News Pop Quiz," "Trailer Fabulous 104," "Made: Cheerleader (Mary)"; Made: Comedian (Alyssa)"; Made: Skateboarder" (Themi); Made: "Rocker"; Made: "Boxer" (Yasmin); UK Made: "Another Lonely Night/New Day"; MTV's "Room Raiders" (#414, #514, #519, #613 Lauren, #623 Ashley, #630 Adam and Carly, #635, #638 Michelle, #703, #706, #708, #717); MTV's "Date My Mom" Episode 323; "Next on MTV" #501; MTV Fur TV Three; MTVN Nickers: BRA29WED200...;
Comedy Central's "Comedians of Comedy" (#102);
VH1's "Best Week Ever Show" (#611, #1201); VH1's "Embarrassing Moments 2005"; VH1's "Web Junk" Episode 102; 109; "I love Toys": Hour 2, Hour 5; "Celebrity Fit Club: Flying Trapezes";
The Travel Channel's "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" (Miami); "Taste of America with Mark Decarlo (Geoduck, Biscuits and Gravy, and Capuchinos)"; "Not Your Average Travel Guide";
A&E's "Bible Series: Peter";
The Biography Channel's "The Writers: Bronte Sisters";
The Discovery Channel's "The Bourdain Experience...Getting Paid to Relax"; "Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations - Speedos Mojitos and Burritos"; "Faces of Poker"*; "5 Takes Europe" - Episode #210; and, "Meth: Kiss of Death";
Style Network's "Clean House" - Katy Walker and Dwayne Pfannkuch; Mornay Family; Vanee Krish Family; Episode #516, #524;
The Learning Channel's "My Life As a Child" Episode 5;
General Television - Hong Kong; Brazil
Film - UK, Canada
Yahoo! websites...
Film Garden Entertainment, Inc.
Nickelodeon Latin America
Discovery Communications, EU Germany
Current TV US
Kobalt PRS Pump Audio
AETNI IR Childcare

Arizona's "New Times" newspaper's music critic, Theo, dubbed this album "one of the more interesting local [recordings] released in some time." (1988)

"Toys In Babeland" is proof that one can never be too old for toys!



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Forrest Redford

Fun and Relaxing
This album is fun, interesting, and relaxing. I enjoy using it with the toddlers I work with but also just to putter around the house while listening to it!