Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company - 1970-1973

MMPMC was the world's first Synthesizer group. They formed in 1968 and began recording around 1970. They released their debut self titled album in 1973. This is the expanded edition that includes some of the early recordings as well.

The members of Mother Mallard's took the project very seriously and created incredibly complex and challenging arrangements. Songs range from minimalist ambient to almost classical sounds.


Curl Up And Die - 'Unfortunately We're Not Robots'

one of my favorite albums, from one of my very favorite bands. this was just the beginning of how these guys would push the genre. waaay under rated. trying listening to "rich hall" and not falling in love with this album.



Monday, March 1, 2010

Ahleuchatistas - Discography

My new favorite Math Rock band. Ahleuchatistas have just as much chops as any other band in the genre. What makes them stand out to me is their Captain Beefheart inspired approach to songwriting and the slight lo-fi tone they have to all their music. The band formed in 2003 in Asheville, North Carolina. They have been quickly gaining a dedicated following all over the country. In 2008, John Zorn took notice of them and re-released their album 'The Same And The Other' and then released their latest 'Of The Body Prone' on his own Tzadic Records.

So far, everything I've heard from this group has been nothing but stellar. Hopefully they can keep it up. Highly recommended.


On The Culture Industry (2003)

The Same And The Other (2004)

What You Will (2005)

Even In The Midst... (2007)

Of The Body Prone (2009)