So one of the whole reasons for yesterdays post was that I wanted to give a quick rundown of the new stuff that I've been listening to over the past month. Or more precisely, new to me.
Olivia Tremor Control -- Dusk at Cubist Castle: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea is one of my favorite discs, so I've been wanting to check this out for awhile since Jeff Magnum is heavily featured in both. I usually roll my eyes whenever something is labeled at "Beatle-esque" because I have never actually heard anything of the sort in music so described. Except here, I really kind of do. Which is cool. I like this quite a bit, and thankfully it seems on casual listens to be nowhere as harrowing as ITAOTS.
Tortoise -- Beacons of Ancestorship: I have one other Tortoise disc that I can't remember the title of offhand, but I like it enough to give this a try. But this veers periously close to jazz fusion. And if there is one thing besides Modern Country that I am not a fan of, it is jazz fusion.
Aim -- Flight 602: This on the other hand is just excellent workin' music. Nice beats, clever samples. A couple vocals which are a little weaker than the rest of the disc, but I'm a fan of this guy.
Streets -- A Grand Don't Come for Free: I thank Music Club for turning me on to this even though it took awhile to finally download. This is awesome and I'll be getting the rest soon.
Frank Zappa -- Joe's Garage parts 1-3: Listening to this again after 20-odd years I find the things that tickled my 18 year old brain still do, and though I still think there are too many 8 minute guitar solos I do appreciate the complexity of the music far more now. At least one disc too long though. And it is sort of a shame that the vulgarity sort of obscures the arrangements. Which is an odd feeling for me since prudishness is not really something I relate to.