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 oppositehooks 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.
DELL + FLÜGEL
(Laboratory Instinct electro-acoustic glitch-jazz album)
(High Mayhem psychedelic-drone-trio album)
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)
MEASLES MUMPS RUBELLA
(Doubling Cube post-punk dub-funk mini-album)
This Is 1
(ReR USA experimental electronic post-punk tape-collage-trio reissue)
New York Noise Vol. 2: Music From the New York Underground 19771984
(Soul Jazz post-punk reissue compilation)
Stream "I Dreamed I Dream (Sonic Youth)"
Stream "Back Downtown (Certain General)" (Windows Media)
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