While the whole world is anxiously awaiting Bingo Gazingo's followup to his chart-topping self-titled debut CD from 1997, here is another classic old-school outsider album, Frequencies of the Beast by Pneumershonic, to help you endure the wait. The main man behind Pneumershonic is creative genius and homeless coffee-addict Paul Bourre from New Hampshire, and the album was a collaboration with Matt Jasper (of Tray Full of Lab Mice Productions), who wrote the music over which Paul improvised vocals. You can read more about the whole story behind the album (and a DVD called Mark of the Beast) here, on the website of a New Hampshire magazine confusingly called The Wire. Admittedly, Paul Bourre can actually sing (if he wants to), and he is much less obscene than Bingo, but I am sure you will still enjoy it. It has lots of Optigan in it.
Here is the album in its entirety in MP3 format: Hippy Freakout | The Mark of the Beast | Clothespin Cha Cha | Creature Double Feature | Martian Girlfriend | Greetings Earth | Untitled | Paul Emulates Trumpet | The Ticking (the only track with non-improvised vocals, written out beforehand by Paul in Matt's basement) | Beyond the Moon | Thelonious Paul | Pretty Young Lady | Bubonic Plague | Backwards | Table Girl | Farewell, Marimba Bimbo
If you contact Matt through the Myspace page, he might just send you a DVD/CD package, such a nice guy is he. Unfortunately, I don't have an address of Paul to send coffee donations to at the current time, but I'll update this post whenever I get one.