Mahogany Frog - DO5 (Mega Blowout Sale)
Colorful music from a Canadian quartet from Winnipeg that fuse elements of noise and brutal prog with a big helping of Canterbury-style jazz rock. It shouldn't work, but it does. Good stuff and definitely recommended, with each album sounding different, I think; their show at Orion earlier this year was a smoker! This is their 5th and most recent, released in 2008, just before the tour I saw. As they say somewhere, "recommended if you like Stereolab, Tortoise, Soft Machine"
"This unique Winnipeg four-piece masterfully combines colourful melodic washes and structure with lyrical polyrythms, all with kamakazi determination. Carefully conceived compositions decoded with keyboards, guitars, horns, samples, effects and percussion".