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Strange Attractors

by U Totem

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No Mo Ippon 02:50
Ginger Tea 05:59
January Sky 02:10
Purple Smoke 04:02
Tipps' 911 00:43
Chen's Gate 03:27
PostCard 02:15
Redskin 03:05


"The company's best sellers last quarter, were 'Holo Mate Club' and 'Havoc Room'.

U Totem were the avant-rock supergroup that combined personnel from Los Angeles' 5uu's and Motor Totemist Guild. They existed between 1988 - 1994 and released two albums, of which this is the second.

This one isn't nearly as obviously 'complex rock' as their first, but that's only because the complexity is more subtle and less overtly in-you-face, which makes it even more impressive when what they are doing on some of these pieces finally 'clicks' in your brain.


"Of all of James Grigsby's productions, Strange Attractors is the work he will be remembered for. This album, weaved on a complex story line jumping back and forth from 1957 to 1985 to 2012, contains some of the best music avant-progressive had to offer in the 1990s...a classic."
-All Music Guide.


released March 29, 1995

Sanjay Kumar – piano, electric keyboards, speaking
David Kerman – drums, percussion
Eric Johnson – bassoon
Emily Hay – flute, piccolo, singing
James Grigsby – guitar, bass, computer, tapes, speaking
Steve Cade – guitar
Laurel Harris – speaking (6)
Gerard Herrara - hi-hat (9)
Lynn Johnston - saxophones & clarinets (1, 7, 9) zurna (6)
Kaori Kuboniwa – singing (5, 11)
Tom Watson – feedback (11)
Curt Wilson – singing (5)
Nigel Wilson – crying (6)

words and music by James Grigsby, except Kaori Kuboniwa, lyrics (11).

Engineered by Curt Wilson.


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