The Magical Fairy Princess

According to their website, “The Bran Flakes are ready to turn that frown upside down, put a beat in your step, and a twinkle in your eye.” The sample-based group stands out from others in the sound collage genre by sampling everything from children’s cartoons to vintage commercial jingles. More interestingly, there’s usually a creepy contrast between the upbeat backdrop and the subject matter as told by the voices sampled.

The Bran Flakes, signed onto sampling label Illegal Art, consists of a core duo of Otis Fodder and Mildred Pitt, with additional musicians during live performances. The costumed group extends their gimmick throughout their online presence, with their website serving as a treasure trove for procrastinators—case in point—and their YouTube page offering some pretty trippy animated music videos.

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