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Pere Ubu's 'Carnival Of Souls' Is A Dreamscape That's Never Dreamy

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Pere Ubu's 'Carnival Of Souls' Is A Dreamscape That's Never Dreamy

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Pere Ubu's 'Carnival Of Souls' Is A Dreamscape That's Never Dreamy

Pere Ubu's 'Carnival Of Souls' Is A Dreamscape That's Never Dreamy

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Pere Ubu's new album, Carnival of Souls, is a reference to the 1962 cult horror film. But as Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker hears it, the band, led since the late '70s by co-founder David Thomas, has created something far more rich, experimental, and emotional than spooky, horror-movie music.