2015 Grammy® Nominated "DARK PIE CONCERNS" DVD/CD set
GRAMMY® NOMINATED PROJECT CONTAINING TEN HAND-DRAWN, ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEOS INCLUDING THE HIT SINGLES: "CAKENSTEIN", "ROCK MELON" AND "GRAVY INSANE"!
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Dark Pie Concerns, the seventh and final installment in the award-winning series of Gustafer Yellowgold “Musical Moving Book” DVD/CD sets by illustrator/songwriter/performer Morgan Taylor.
Featuring a musical format Taylor calls “All-Ages Alternative,” the Gustafer Yellowgold experience is equal parts acoustic rock concert and minimally animated movie. The songs, by themselves, are loved by people of all ages whose taste runs to alternative music, while the video elements unfold in graphic novel fashion, providing an enhancement that’s particularly appealing to kids.
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Dark Pie Concerns continues the earthly adventures of Gustafer Yellowgold, a friendly fellow who came from the Sun and landed in the Minnesota woods. This DVD/CD set presents the question, “what is our relationship to food beyond eating it?” Each animated video navigates a different culinary related scenario. A fat steak on a black eye, onion voodoo dolls, and a love poem to a perfect piece of fruit are each represented in this ten-song collection, where the track list reads more like a café menu than alt-pop record jacket.
The DVD/CD begins with the metaphorically bright, acoustic guitar & talking drum groove of “Sunny Side” that recalls a summery, Todd Rundgren-era XTC. Gustafer’s best pal Forrest Applecrumbie the Pterodactyl is trapped in a baking nightmare to the Bee Gees/Daft Punk inspired grooves of “Dark Pie”. “Cinnamon Tap” sees Gustafer enjoying his Seuss-ian, garden syrup-dispenser over a moody, euphoric Harry Nilsson-type lilt.
Recorded in upstate NY, Dark Pie Concerns is the first collaborative production effort between Morgan Taylor and GRAMMY winning producer, Dean Jones. (Okee Dokee Brothers’ 2012, Can You Canoe)