Trout Steel by Mike Cooper

This is considered the beginning of Mike Coopers descent into experimental music. On first listen it might seem like a normal record to the untrained ear. Rest assured, this is a one-of-a-kind merge of elements into a unique brand of folksy blues rock, or bluesy folk rock. The music is all improvised. The lyrics are amazing. Such good songs. The title track is almost too good. It won’t leave your head for days.

Horrorscension by Behold The Arctopus

Like all this bands work, this albums sound can be described as exasperated anxiety.Constantly churning blastbeats. Nonstop tempo changes. Un-nerving arpeggios. Harmony in disharmony. Great guitar work and really fucking fast drums from Weasel Walter, known for his work in free-jazz and noise rock. If you like Buckethead and Autopsy you need to check these guys out.

El Topo – Pigiama Psicoattivo

“The group was founded in 2006, performing a mixture of rockjazz and electronica, with krautrock, minimalist and psychedelic elements. […] After some live gigs as a duo, they felt the need to set a larger band up. After a series of one-off collaborations, they found like-minded conspirators in Francesco Mendolia, drummer with the ability to perform in a wide range of styles from jazz/funk to electronic music (Chester Harlan, Alessandro Gwiss, Mino Freda) and Andrea Biondi, vibist and percussionist active in jazz and contemporary music (Gianluigi Trovesi, Ennio Morricone & Roma Sinfonietta, Ars Ludi).”

Basically, a cool ass electro-jazz fusion album with some cool ass collaborators like “Amy Denio, Mike Cooper, Riccardo Lay and Anadi Mishra.”