You will be reading plenty more about this whole 'thing'
here and around the site in the coming weeks.
Klaatu's Little Neutrino
A cosmic and engagingly bizarre track, narrated by the smallest of all things...
Klaatu displays serious imagination and originality here.
Klaatu's use of a string ensemble is one of the many reasons they
were at one time rumored to be The Beatles, incognito.
Read more on this interesting subject HERE
Here we (had) 3 tracks from
(Click for their feature)
This is as highly recommended as music can get around here;
simply put, these guys are an all-time Top 5 band.
First, we (had) a superb vintage track:
(The Birth of) Magic, Dogma and Faith
Bel Marduk and Tiamat (1985)
(click to read & purchase)
Next up (still is) this confounded thing:
...a song which had been looping endlessly either on my stereo
OR within the confines of my poor brain for the last month and a half.
Non-Stop, mind you.
A personal ALL-TIME Top 10 piece of music.
Slightly less dark, but equally as engaging (was) track 3:
Traveler Waits for No One
...which features some very nice vocals by Suzanne Lewis.
The last two are from 1994's:
(Click to purchase)
This month, we (had) ultimate testimony to the POWER of true progressive rock music.
Soon after Peter Gabriel left Genesis, many began to speculate about the band's rapid demise.
This monstrous and intense track alone proved quite the opposite to be the case;
Here we (had) the world's first exposure to Genesis reborn, with Phil Collins on lead vocals:
(click to purchase)
Trick of the Tail
Dance On A Volcano
We now venture(d) back into the odd realms of 'Kerman-Ville' -
(see archives above, under May 2003)
...for another Rock In Opposition classic.
is a heavily experimental band that 5uu's percussionist Dave Kerman hooked up with in 1998.
Together, they unleashed the brilliant album:
(Click for reviews)
This particular track is an obvious nod to the distinct style of mid-era YES
- but creates entirely new boundaries, in my opinion.
Decide for yourself, Prog-Freaks:
This Weird Wind
To purchase this and other selected titles from
Thinking Plague and Dave Kerman:
August/ September 2003:
Adding two major tracks to get caught up here:
First up we (had) a rollicking, mechanized thrasher from
German electronic/ industrial pioneers Die Krupps
This is a somewhat rare remix of the brutal and innovative...
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support this site!
Next up (was) a brilliant, cosmic and mesmerizing hunk of
Progressive Majesty from former Steve Hackett keyboard whiz
The track is an edit of a much longer piece entitled:
This particular version (was) an exclusive re-configuration of some select movements,
courtesy of my partner in crime and Eartopsy mastermind Frank 'the BadMoodGuy'
To purchase Nick's amazing album, click the cover below.
October/ November 2003:
For this round, (we had) a Triple Threat...
First up - to coincide with the
(ongoing) Hardcore/ Punk section update:
The Kings of Beer-Core themselves
yes it's FEAR
from their 2000 Release:
Next up, it (was) the indisputable
King of Shock Rock himself
and one of his all-time greats
from the album
Gutter Cat vs. The Jets + Street Fight
Last, (was) a very nice bit of deep,
consuming atmospheric euphony
from Severed Heads
From the album
(Gigapus w/ extra tracks)
(click the album covers to buy & help support Tangento.net)
This month, a bittersweet bit of Holiday cheer and reflection:
Stan Ridgway, former frontman of Wall of Voodoo (and many solo projects) has
collaborated with his partner, Pietra Wexstun
on an ambience-oriented set for use as the background music for
twisted surrealist artist Mark Ryden's latest exhibit known as
Blood - Miniature Paintings of Sorrow and Fear
Stan & Pietra have created a very unique album here, which I highly recommend.
This has already become one of my favorite works by Ridgway,
and instills in me the desire to seek more from Wexstun.
The compositions are a perfect fit for Ryden's sinister whimsy,
yet the album stands alone as a stunning
piece of dense and mesmerizing ambient music.
Also, the CD jacket (created by Ryden) is of impeccable quality,
and is very disturbing & unusual in and of itself.
This CD is limited to 7500 copies,
so click the image above to get yours today.
This month's Ridgway/ Wexstun selection is entitled
Baptism of Jajo
Here, we (had) an enchanting little chunk of oddness from
Squirrel Nut Zippers
From the album
(click for info)
August - October 2004:
Here is a tribute to the late, GREAT