Cast Exotic Vol. 1 Music for the Psych-Eye!

This limited edition gem of a collection, compiled by some caring folks in Western Canada known as the Cast Exotic Archives, contains enough no-wave weirdness and eclecticism from around the globe to keep one pleasurably scratching their brain for hours on end. A palette of cerebral sounds span the disc, with key contributions by the likes of an early Residents-like troupe from Germany called Metabolisms, New York's Bushwick Trio, who are fine-tuned in creating cultured chaos, Vancouver-based Brian Ruryk's whale-like guitar noodlings and good 'ol psychedelic country folk, courtesy of the Terminal Waste Band. A fine start to a hopeful promising series of radio friendly/unfriendly bliss. (Scratch)