Reconnaissance Fly Flies Again (II)

Reconnaissance Fly — Off by One (self-released, 2016) The lighthearted and consciously nerdy prog group Reconnaissance Fly is back with an EP (available at Bandcamp) and a couple of shows: Oct. 15 at the Berkeley Arts Festival space and Oct. 26 at the the Octopus literary salon in Oakland. The core elements are still there: … Continue reading Reconnaissance Fly Flies Again (II)

Reconnaissance Fly Turns Spam Into Prog Rock

Reconnaissance Fly — Flower Futures (Edgetone, 2014) Polly Moller’s experiements with spoetry — poetry made from the babble of spam emails — has come to a fruition in the band Reconnaissance Fly, which adds prog-rock and avant-garde musical backings for a new kind of songwriting. Now they’ve got their newest album out, called Flower Futures … Continue reading Reconnaissance Fly Turns Spam Into Prog Rock

Reconnaissance Fly Flies Again

UPDATE: It looks like Westbrook will be playing first, followed by Grex and then Reconnaissance Fly. Plan your lives accordingly. Having written so much about our local Cardiacs tribute band, I should probably mention it when those musicians get together with their own band. Did that make sense? What I meant is: The seed of … Continue reading Reconnaissance Fly Flies Again

Usufruct, a Harvest of Sound

Usufruct — Windfall (VF Industrial, 2018) Usufruct performs at the Luggage Store Gallery (1007 Market St., San Francisco) on Thursday, January 10. From the joyous prog rock of Reconnaissance Fly, Polly Moller and Tim Walters have staked new turf in the realm of pensive electronics and austere set pieces. Windfall paints a spare landscape where silence … Continue reading Usufruct, a Harvest of Sound

Nature & Music / Music & Tech

A bit of stream-of-consciousness on a day off from work … Lisa Mezzacappa’s latest big project, ORGANELLE, has a gig at the Exploratorium in San Francisco on Thursday night, March 9. I wrote a little bit about it last fall, but Jeff Kaliss of San Francisco Classical Voice has done a comprehensive interview with Mezzacappa, going … Continue reading Nature & Music / Music & Tech

Surplus 1980 and ReCardiacs Fly: Raucous Musicks Coming Saturday

Cool avant-rock show happening Sat. Feb. 23 at The Starry Plough in Berkeley: Moe! Staiano‘s Surplus 1980 is the headliner, and he’ll be preceded by ReCardiacs Fly, the Cardiacs tribute band make up of members of Reconnaissance Fly (plus others such as Moe!). They’ve done a good job using Facebook as a promo hub for … Continue reading Surplus 1980 and ReCardiacs Fly: Raucous Musicks Coming Saturday