Van Halen, Darlahood, Sonic Boom, Van Dyke Parks, Old 97's...

Electronic noise guru Sonic Boom recently unleashed a three-track, hour-long concept album by his E.A.R. (Experimental Audio Research) project. Millennium Music features the sound collages "Delysid," "Digitana" and "The Enigma Coda," which, according to the label copy, when listened to sequentially "reflect time from pre-history and the dinosaur age through to modern digital communication and 20th century travel." The droning ambient pieces, which use samples and emulations of dinosaurs, computers, cars and insects, are augmented by a fourth, unreleased bonus track ("Delysid Alt Mix") on the 80-minute-long double-LP version ...