Tryst 7 is a relatively obscure split cassette release by the Legendary Pink Dots and Big City Orchestra from 1994—and one with many different versions.
Nine Lives to Wonder is an opium dream of an album. A shadow cast upon the wall. A message in a bottle hanging suspended in mid-air.
1993’s Malachai (Shadow Weaver, Part 2) shows the Legendary Pink Dots at their ‘minimalist-maximalist’ best, wriggling away under the microscope.
Out today, Hit Rendition, the new album from Petridisch, is split into two halves, one more electronic, and one guitar-based — and all great.
Though at this point, Zappa had released five albums, the first official compilation, Mothermania, only features a selection from the first three.
What better way to follow up your avant garde musique concrete classical LP? Why with ‘Cruising With Ruben & the Jets,’ a doo-wop record, of course!
Lumpy Gravy, Zappa’s third or fourth album, depending on how you count, was originally for Capitol’s classical music label, but it’s still definitely Zappa.
Frank Zappa’s third LP, We’re Only In It For the Money is perhaps most famous for its grotesque take on the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ cover art.
On 1992’s Shadow Weaver, the Legendary Pink Dots make a fine, doubting record, taking psychedelia forwards, if not with much optimism.
We’ve all heard of the sophomore slump where a band’s second album isn’t nearly as good as their first — but Zappa avoided it with ‘Absolutely Free’.