* White Magic's New Egypt was one
of the more exciting records I heard in 2009 -- effortless, with Mira
improvising vocals and yipping over a hazy, driving trance groove
that's like an Alicia Keyes locked groove on a turntable immersed in
* I haven't gotten to the bottom of Oneida's Rated O yet -- not sure if it has a bottom, really. Three CDs of neo-prog noise rock wherein our pseudonymous heroes reinvent the rock opera for the post-Merzbow age.