New sun

This Heat, Out of Cold Storage (ReR 2006)
Wow, This Heat's whole life's work just fell into my lap. They were a post-punk band that used a world of sound, not just sharp guitars -- tension, drones and strange sound palettes, dynamics, dub and world music, and subject matter that's almost always dark (or darkly humorous). Six-CD set includes their two LP's, 1979's self-titled "blue and yellow" album and 1981's Deceit, plus an EP, Peel Sessions and a live disc. "Makeshift Swahili," from Deceit, sounds like a pop song thrashing and kicking to escape from a straitjacket, only briefly breaking through before being dunked underwater again ....

This Heat - "Makeshift Swahili"

This Heat - "Horizontal Hold (Peel Session)"

Boredoms, Pop Tatari (Reprise 1993)
I've been on Liars and Boredoms overload lately given their upcoming NYC shows. Pop Tatari doesn't sound much like the outerspace drum-circle, krautrock Boredoms of Seadrum or Vision Creation Newsun -- more like spastic savants run amok. Still, it makes a hell of a lot more sense now than when I first heard it in high school, probably beacuse I'm familiar with more of what they're blenderizing. The beginning of "Cory & the Mandara Suicide ..." is grooooovy before it goes all bazerk.

Boredoms - "Cory & the Mandara Suicide Pyramid Action or Gas Satori"

Boredoms - "Poy (Mockin' Fuzz1)"