Mohair Time Warp is the brainchild of composer/performance artist William Brittelle. It is a full-length, lip-synched (when live) art-music concept album debut featuring an 8-person, mixed rock/classical ensemble. Possible descriptions include: a punk-classical collage version of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds; a marriage of Basquiat, Prince and Debussy; and/or Captain Beefheart put through an art-pop filter with a well-dressed, wildly charismatic lip-synching frontman.
According to Time Out New York: “Brittelle’s crafty, catchy music taps into the best of what Frank Zappa’s oeuvre has to offer, while his surrealist lyrics suggest a copy of Roget’s Thesaurus, the complete Allen Ginsberg, and a Taco Bell menu fed into Cuisinart. Factor in Brittelle’s charisma, and the results are completely electrifying.“