Experimental Aircraft

Posted by Scott

Jeff Toll turned me on to a new group tonight: the Austin, TX based psych-rock outfit Experimental Aircraft. Loving the intensity of this particular track, “Upper East Side” from their “Third Transmission” album. On a side note, the album cover was auto-generated in MS Paint as part of a machine intelligence experiment. First a machine is fed basic parameters and then it generates various shapes, at each step randomly determining whether or not to anti-alias the shapes. It then adds a lens flare.

Experimental Aircraft – Upper East Side


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Scott says:

November 26, 2008 at 2:37 pm

thanks for the link, I will check them out.

I was kidding, I just figured that was the only reasonable explanation for this cover.


Blake Barton says:

November 26, 2008 at 3:28 pm

I don’t really hear anything “remotely shoegaze” until the droning distortion of guitar near the end…I can see a slight Interpol similarity as Travis pointed out though. Just seems like solid rock with a New Wave sensibility (the backing vocals etc). Pretty cool.

The cover of the album looks like a bad Trans Am album cover. Like if the albums Futureworld, Sex Change, TA, and the Self Titled one all produced one ugly offspring. And then the Extremixx EP spat on the baby for a finishing touch.