Thursday, September 25, 2008


Brainiac remain one of the most original and interesting groups of the past decade (+ change) -- a synth/punk/experimental headtrip whose music was stopped short after the death of lead singer/guitarist/keyboard player Tim Taylor.

I never fully "got" Brainiac until listening to '
Bonsai Superstar' during a night's drive with a grandfather clock laying/chiming in my backseat -- long story short, the band has become carved into my mind and appreciated daily.

Brainiac might not be for everyone (or might just take time to grow), but I urge anyone who hasn't heard give them a try --
truly one of the more innovative bands.

Bonsai Superstar [1994]

Hissing Prigs in Static Couture [1996]

Electro-Shock For President [1997]
mind the graves