Atomic Mouse Recordings Presents-Sound in a Vacuum
A 'friends and family' disc from the archives of Atomic Mouse Recordings. The first compilation from the diverse Chicago label. Stylistically, the artists carve a wide swath, but there's a unifying DIY spirit that binds the music together. Hip-hop novelty cuts, edgy guitar bands, electronica, aural experiments, and old-fashioned guys-with-their guitars a-singin' -- it's a fascinating snap shot of musicians and artists doing what they do in their art/music worlds. The proverbial sound in a vacuum. ---- From Chicago: ---- El Demento (roots-bent indie rock) Neptunius of I.L. (hip-hop) The Cheatin' Wives (insurgent country) Liam Idiot (hobo rock) Naked & Shameless (multi-flavored kitsch) White Ballaz (hip-hop) Sharkula (hip-hop) iGod (electronic/techno) Terse (electronic/techno) Pimmel (goth-tinged cold wave) Hedonists, Maybe (jagged art-rock) Bionic Rat (aural sculpture) ---- From Ohio: ----- Matt Moran's Contra Band (quirky lounge-groove) Zodiak (arty alt-rock) Baker Street Irregulars (singer/songwriter) Ye Godz! (spoken experiments) -------- From Vancouver, Canada: -------- No Fun (the Beatles of Surrey)* Deviant & the Clones (punkish noisy stuff) Six Inches (rock) Mary (progressive alt-rock) The New Heads (generally annoying) David M's Ironic Acronym (the ex-Beatle of Surrey)* ------ From Elsewhere: ------ Kyle Bravo (indie auteur) *yes yes yes, Surrey is it's own thing... let's just make it easy for the 'Mercans, ok?