BREN’T LEWIIS ENSEMBLE

I Have No Idea What You’re Talking About

(Butte County Free Music Society - BUFMS75) CDR $8.00

Percussive noises are a constant menace on I Have No Idea What You’re Talking About, familiar in style and purpose to crank-addled crutzers with guinea worms freaking out about dive-bombing bats that aren’t really there. Off-kilter loops and crossfades seem derived from a Waza Ensembles competition held during a calamity on a construction barge. There are more roadblocks in this twitching, raw-fi mess than would be present if Scrantonicity covered Joeboy In Rotterdam, it was filtered through Ichiyanagi’s Extended Voices and then re-imagined by Edith Hillman Boxill as an instructional music therapy album. Includes inserts.

BREN’T LEWIIS ENSEMBLE

Being Happy All The Time Would Be Extremely Depressing

(Butte County Free Music Society - BUFMS77) CDR $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

COMING IN OCTOBER. Understated and skeletal arrangements, but still chock full of unsettling mixing and weirdos voicing peculiar narratives, sort of like a bizarre misreading of ASMR.