I guess it depends what you consider "experimental". I don't like pure-noise stuff so much; I prefer music with some semblance of rhythm. Possibly as a result of this, the experimental guys I like tend to be loopers. David Torn is my go-to guy for advanced looping: check out *What Means Solid, Traveller?* for his solo work, and *Prezens* for looping-with-a-band. Andre LaFosse has also done some really excellent looping work: his last album *Normalized* is basically a dance music record created with a guitar, a looper, and a little post-processing, but take a look on his "Echoplex Analysis Pages" website for samples of his experiments that led up to the record, some of which are considerably more abstract. [EDIT: http://www.altruistmusic.com/glitch.html]
If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.
If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
-The Gospel of Thomas
Do not be afraid of being wrong; just be afraid of being uninteresting.
-T. Carl Whitmer The Art of Improvisation, 1941
A strong spirit transcends rules.
We favor the simple expression of the complex thought.
People mention Fantomas, but no love for the band that made Patton (along with FNM) on the map, Mr Bungle?
And also want to push the Quebec's band Unexpect, brillant Experimental Metal:
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