Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Here's another forgotten freak fringe masterwork from the annals of the L.A. Free Music Society. Dinosaurs With Horns were the duo of Rick Potts and Joseph Hammer (and are currently reformatted as a quartet of Hammer & Potts together with Tom Recchion & Spencer Savage for their recent CD on Melon Expander that can be found Here ), their work on this debut cassette predating both their involvement in the first incarnation of Steaming Coils as well as their longstanding creative partnership together in Solid Eye, whose wonkily lurching cartoonish constructs are a direct outgrowth of the deliciously absurd tactics first unleashed here. Those lending an ear will find disjunctively loping loops of consumer culture detritus wheeling around the blearily surreal tonalities of Hammer's signature Optigan, while pitch perfect deployments of sound byte kitsch often provide the through-line. Beyond essential!

Get it via Megaupload Here

Get it via Rapidshare Here

Note: Due to much hue and cry, I've also now re-upped the link to the Steve Thomsen & Joseph Hammer-Swan Trove CDR.


Anonymous said...

thx fer the trove. the loops man. tzallabout orchidelerium. thx ag'n

meltedrubbersoul said...

My god, some of those tracks were like being caught in an 8-bit fever dream. I say this, of course, as a compliment. Thanks for sharing, I' ve come to like a lot of the Free Music Society stuff you've posted.

Mr Fab said...

Thanks so much for this loop-a-riffic stuff, boy o boy, this should have been as big as "My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts."

Anonymous said...

Omg, I'm listenning to it, it sounds just awesome. Thx a lot man

Anonymous said...


man, this is fantastic

so do you think the guys in black dice have/had been listening to this a bit?

thanks x

Anonymous said...

Dinosaurs with Horns is playing in Oakland, California next week, July 10th 2010. Kwisp, another surreal band on Mutant Sounds is also playing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the amazing music you've introduced me to. It's much appreciated!