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Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: Magnetic Flip [Ace of Hearts, 1984]
I have no idea how hard this music might have been to conceive or execute, and at times I catch it slipping into bombast or soundtrack, but it's definitely good for a nice postmodern version of the kick vintage fusion or art-rock used to provide (very) occasionally. I pigeonholed their EP as atmospheric because it was less directional--and as not loud because I thought Roger Miller really wanted to save his hearing. A-