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One of the biggest and dumbest fallacies of the avant-garde is the idea that the more popular and less outré music is, the more transitory its appeal. Overwhelming evidence in my experience suggests just the opposite—hooks and structure and songs recognizable as songs are easier to remember as time goes by than the lack thereof; they also greatly increase the possibility of adding up to a coherent personality that might leave a lasting impression. In contrast, I've got scores of records on my shelves that I know sounded really cool last time I put them on, but damned if I could pinpoint anything beyond that. This week, I have a few more.


ABRAMIS BRAMA
När Tystnaden Lagt Sig . . .
(Transsubstans Swedish psychedelic stoner-droner metal album)
Stream "Mama Talar" (Windows Media)

Rock in opposition of foie gras
Rock in opposition of foie gras

DELL + FLÜGEL
Superstructure
(Laboratory Instinct electro-acoustic glitch-jazz album)

DERAIL
Engine Room
(High Mayhem psychedelic-drone-trio album)

DOZER
Through the Eyes of Heathens
(Small Stone stoner droner metal album)
Stream "Drawing Dead" (Windows Media)
Stream "Omega Glory" (Windows Media)

LA STPO (LE SOCIÉTÉ À LA PARADE DES OISEAUX)
Tranches de Temps Jeté
(Beta-lactam Ring French "Rock in Opposition" dada-prog album)
Stream "Lorsque" (Windows Media)
Stream "I Cuento Blumen" (Windows Media)

LYCAON PICTUS
Personal Disaster
(Avant-God post-punk art-glam album)
Stream "Death Disco"
Stream "I Give You a Rose" (Windows Media)

MEASLES MUMPS RUBELLA
Fantastic Success
(Doubling Cube post-punk dub-funk mini-album)

PHILADELPHY-MARTINEK
Beautyfool
(redhillrocks.com Delphy Entertainment Teutonic rocktronica album)
Stream "Flash Player" (Flash Player)

ALAN SONDHEIM/RITUAL ALL 770
The Songs
(Fire Museum '60s experimental-rock reissue)
Stream "Excerpt 1Stream "Excerpt 2" (Windows Media)

THIS HEAT
This Is 1
(ReR USA experimental electronic post-punk tape-collage-trio reissue)

THE UNINVITED GUESTS
The Uninvited Guests
(High Mayhem electro-acoustic improvisatory jazz album)
Stream "Drum and Bass" (Windows Media)

VARIOUS
New York Noise Vol. 2: Music From the New York Underground 1977–1984
(Soul Jazz post-punk reissue compilation)
Stream "I Dreamed I Dream (Sonic Youth)Stream "Back Downtown (Certain General)" (Windows Media)

 
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