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Food For The Moon Too Soon

Label: Edgetone Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Metabolized; Listen; Waiting for (Ain't Never Gonna Get); Enlightenment Blues; Food for the Moon Too Soon Pt. 1; Cannibal; I Ovulate in Mode; Spiritual Amnesia; Food for the Moon Too Soon Pt. 2; Primordial Hoot; Life (as a Prosthetic-Workaround for the Soul).

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Eddie The Rat: Food For The Moon Too Soon

Read "Food For The Moon Too Soon" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Peter Martin describes the methodology of his band, Eddie The Rat, as “head music for your feet." Here, the Bay Area twelve-piece unit is captured live in 2001 at Artist's Television Access in San Francisco. And when citing Martin's use of various instruments, it is worth noting that some of them include ...

Out Behind the 8-Ball

Label: Edgetone Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: My Little Red Stungun; Lela, My Familiar; The Closet People; Out Behind the 8 Ball; Pete Townshend Is My Dad; (Once Again, This Time Around The) Aphedonia Blooze; Place Your Head On the Brick; Don't Kill the Black Chicken; March of the Haydevil; Slither at the Stem; Dance of the Puzzle Pieces; Farewell to Edgar 12. Farewell to Edgar

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Eddie The Rat: Out Behind the 8-Ball

Read "Out Behind the 8-Ball" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Eddie the Rat is the group moniker for San Francisco-based multi-instrumentalist Peter Martin and his merry quartet. With the band's seventh release, they continue to etch a niche sound that truly does provide a mark of distinction. Think of a modern day John Cage delving into avant-garde, progressive-rock and pop music amid the odd-metered time signatures, ...

Once Around The Butterfly Bush

Label: Edgetone Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Anamnesis #1; Mu (Unask The Question); Dim; There's No such Place As Outer Space; I Spy A Human Inside Of You; Chasing The Sun; Shortcut; Once Around The Butterfly Bush; Anamnesis #2.

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Eddie The Rat: Once Around The Butterfly Bush

Read "Once Around The Butterfly Bush" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This San Francisco-based unit proves that rock music is free-game and is not exclusive to high-volume antics and memorably melodic hooks. With odd instrumentation and influences that seemingly span legendary Canterbury prog-band Henry Cow and renegade composer John Cage, the music is partly schizoid but structured. The ensemble morphs minimalism with elements ...


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