Lunches at WFMU are always a fun occasion. The last time I was at the station at lunchtime, one of the things that came up was the enormous glut of music that mp3 blogs and file sharing has made available to us and the resulting consequence of "music overload". Nick Southall wrote a great piece on Stylus a few weeks ago that captured this feeling very nicely.
Amid all the chaos, however, you sometimes are fortunate enough to find like minded people out there who do your dirty work for you and help curate the countless new releases and re-issues that come out every month. Enter Aquarius Records who were guests on Brian Turner's show yesterday afternoon.
Aquarius (I've been told... I've never been there in person) is a relatively small store located in San Francisco and every two weeks they put out an amazing list of new releases complete with sound clips, artwork, personal musings, dungeons and dragon game updates and journals about training for triathlons. In short, they are indispensable.
Brian hosted Andee and Allan from Aquarius for two hours on his show yesterday (MP3 / REAL / Playlist) where the music ran the gamut from Korean death metal to random glitch stuff to mostly unclassifiable music which is of course their specialty (and Brian's too come to think of it).
I'm no death metal fan so I ended up having to jump around a bit but there are some amazing moments. If you only have a minute, I highly recommend the following tracks: