Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Hair Dryer Whistle

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – You might think an album containing nothing but the sounds of vacuum cleaners, clothes dryer hums and hair dryer whistles would put you to sleep.

And you’d be right.

But that’s the point of a new lullaby CD called Infant Calm, that contains six tracks featuring common household appliances revving and humming through 10-minute tracks.

The snooze-inducing CD is the brainchild of former music industry exec Michael Preston, who came up with the idea after realizing that his daughter, Amber, fell to sleep the easiest when he turned on the oven fan or the hair dryer.

Carrying appliances around for naptimes was impractical so Preston decided to make a CD and spent hours experimenting with mics and angles in order to get the best sound quality possible.

Now that Infant Calm is getting good reviews from parents, Preston is considering a sequel and possibly a tour. However, he admits “songs” like “Vacuum Cleaner Waltz” and “Washing Machine Purr” are so good at putting people to sleep that “we probably shouldn’t be an opening act.”

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