The band are perhaps best known for their varying screamed vocal styles, dadaist lyrical content, and noisy, synth-infused, non-stop beat-your-head-against-the-wall grindcore, all while somehow managing to be at least a little catchy.
Nils Frykdahl's and Dan Rathbun's pre-Sleepytime Gorilla Museum experimental "rock"/performance art troupe is about as far out and varying as you'd expect from these guys.
Compared with Lithman's work in The Residents, I'd dare say this release is a bit more accessible, but don't let this fool you... This band isn't "normal" by any means.
Relative to punk music, post-punk is less aggressive and more experimental. In fact, some of the most unique music of the time period, and still to this day, came from the period ranging from the late '70's through the early '80's.
I've come to realize that there weren't too many bands until the early '70's where it sounded like the band didn't know or care what else was going on in the musical world.
The mid-2000's supergroup do their best imitation of their post-punk and noise rock heroes.
If you like music that makes you feel happy, with obvious structure and strong sense of melody, steer clear. This Heat’s bold and defiant debut album is an experimental masterwork whose atmosphere is utterly foreboding.
The United States of America: the most experimental of the 60's psychedelic rock movement.
Diablo Swing Orchestra have been confounding expectations from their native land of Sweden since their inception in 2003, and this album contains several significant contributions to their overall discography.
There is something wildly refreshing about hearing a band that clearly lies completely outside of popular and current tastes. Free Salamander Exhibit, an Experimental/Avant-garde or, Rock Against Rock, in their words, band from Oakland, CA is comprised of members from the immaculate Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Idiot Flesh.
So Embarrassing by disbanded Philly group Capillary Action, is nothing short of brilliant. It is by turns loud, aggressive, dynamic, dissonant, and melodic. No doubt, this is musician's music, but what makes this album especially impressive is that they actually wound up writing good songs. There's no mindless noodling. The album is filled with well-written songs featuring thoughtful instrumentation and orchestrations.