The Bran Flakes specialise in creating entertaining sound collages from pre-existing sources with members in the United States and Canada. The group's members are Otis Fodder (in Montreal, Quebec) and Mildred Pitt (in Seattle, Washington). They are prolific, gifted assemblers of funky, twisted audio montages that unfurl like dreams, disconnected yet also pieces of a whole sound.
The Bran Flakes have released 7 albums between 1998 & 2017, titled i remember when I break down, Hey won't somebody come and play?, I don't have a friend, Bounces!, Bubbles, I have hands, and Help me. The first releases were on hand dubbed cassette tapes distributed through mail-order, zines and indie catalogues.
Otis Fodder is also a broadcaster on New York based radio station WFMU hosting a popular eclectic show called Friendly Persuasion.
Through the magical technology of the internet Otis Fodder is here with me Dr. Gonzo to introduce tracks from the illustrious history of his group the Bran Flakes on and this one's introduced by... on community radio station 3CR.
Simon Strong, Michael Helms & Paul Elliott