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[[caption-width-right:350:[[http://vimeo.com/8625502 "Yes, yes. My favourite best friend has five strings and a beautiful voice."]]]]

Entertainment for the Braindead is the stage name of Julia Kotowski, an independent musician from Cologne, Germany. She plays folk music, some of it lo-fi ThreeChordsAndTheTruth music, and some of it more ornate stuff featuring guitar, ukelele, recorder, concertina, and vocal harmonies--Julia refers to it all by the joking title "acoustic dilettante post-something".

All her music has been released under a Creative Commons license. As a result, between [[http://eftb.eu/ the fan-run site]], [[http://eftb.bandcamp.com/ Bandcamp]], [[http://www.aaahh-records.net/entertainment-for-the-braindead/ Aaahh-records]], [[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Entertainment_for_the_Braindead/ the Free Music Archive]], and [[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Julia+Kotowski%22 the Internet Archive]], all the music can be downloaded for free.

Discography:
* ''Hypersomnia'' (2007)
* ''Hydrophobia'' (2008)
* ''Raw Timber'' EP (2009)
* ''Seven (+1)'' EP (2009)
* ''Cross Mountain'' EP (2010) Released under her instrumental side project, The Smallest Bones.
* ''Roadkill'' (2010)
* ''Trivialities'' EP (2010)
* ''Berlin Kitchen Sessions'' (2011)
* ''Postcard #1 - Songs for the Apocalypse'' EP (2012)
* ''Postcard #2 - Songs for the Homesick'' EP (2012)
* ''Postcard #3 - Songs for the Breathless'' EP (2012)
* ''Postcard #4 - Songs for a Soft Heart'' EP (2012)
* ''Postcard #5 - Songs for the Sleepless'' EP (2013)
* ''Songs for the Sleepless // Mountain Session'' (2013)
* ''Postcard #6 - Deconstruction Site'' EP (2013)
* ''Postcard #7 - Songs from the Dust'' EP (2013)

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!!Provides examples of:

* EverythingIsAnInstrument: Household objects like salt shakers, kitchen utensils, and drawers get pressed into service as percussion.
* {{Hikikomori}}: In "Resolution", the speaker has to promise to "leave the house at least once a day". By the end of "Relapse", the speaker "[doesn't] plan on leaving the house this year / if by then you need me, you'll find me here".
* IAmTheBand: With a few exceptions, such as the ocean drum played by Magpie Malcolm on "The Earth", all the instruments and all the vocals are done by Julia.
* {{Minimalism}}: On ''Roadkill'', Julia uses a banjo as her sole instrument. However, she averts ThreeChordsAndTheTruth here by overdubbing and coaxing an entire band's worth of sound out of that instrument.
* SelfBackingVocalist
* SpokenWordInMusic: "Prologue" off of ''Hydrophobia" opens with a spoken monologue before other monologues start playing over it, until none of the words can be made out anymore.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: ''Raw Timber'' is a collection of simple guitar songs, recorded in the middle of a forest. ''Berlin Kitchen Sessions'' was similar, just recorded in friends' kitchens.
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