Glen Bledsoe - Octopants
Billed as "experimental rapid-fire electronic compositions". I was really planning to not like this. Combining the words "experimental" and "electronic" in the same sentence as "compositions" just sounds like a sure-fire way to annoy me. And to make it worse, the description for the album talks about composing using pictures, and 34-note scales. Makes my blood run cold just thinking about the possibilities for musical horror.
But, to my surprise, this one is closer to a buy than many of the others I've listened to lately. It's got a lot more of interest and a lot more grab/soul than I was prepared for. This guy is perhaps one step shy of Jean-Michel Jarre (who I happen to also really enjoy). It's for a select audience (Wife wouldn't last through the first minute of any of the tracks), but to me it's pretty compelling. I'll be listening to this one again in the near future.
(Oh, and btw, Glen is the guy behind the Professor Armchair album I wrote about recently...)