Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Man or Astro-man? - Interstellar Harddrive (Peel Session)

We probably haven't mentioned it before, but we're big fans of the extra-terrestrial instrumentalists Man... or Astro-man? here at Muzak For Cybernetics. So big, in fact, that we named the whole damn website after one of their songs (okay, Zak can plead ignorance on that one since he probably wasn't aware at the time). The sad thing is, the band has been on hiatus for a couple of years now and it was starting to seem like they were content to make that arrangement a permanent one.

Drummer Birdstuff was moonlighting with various bands including The Polyphonic Spree, ex-guitarist Starcrunch was busy running Warm Records, and bassist Coco was creating his own brand of biodiesel. (No, seriously.) But then, just a few weeks ago, the band's original line-up re-united to play the Touch and Go 25th Anniversary celebration! Could there be plans for more shows and future recordings in the works? Let us hope so. They've been talking for a long time about putting out a DVD too. That would be just swell!

In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few of these tracks from their last Peel Session. Not the most precise playing, but it definitely gets across the energy and mayhem that goes into their live performances. You can also watch some clips of the reunion show over on YouTube, and hear some other Peel Session recordings at their MySpace page.

» Bonus Track: Television Fission (Peel Session)

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