Sonic Geology - Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
How to describe this group? It's a tough one. Mix together equal parts punk, neo-classical, minimalism and avante-noise. They were an offshoot from the Boston band Mission of Burma. What's great about the collection Sonic Geology is that you get to hear the 'serious' side (their chunk of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring comes to mind), the playful side (a great cover of Theme From Rocky and Bullwinkle) and the just plain bizarre ("Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous".)
Rock chamber music? Classical psychedli-punk? There's no answer really. Do check 'em out though.
(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)