Everyone’s favorite bloodthirsty Balinese demon queen, Rangda, lurks somewhere behind this mutant power trio featuring guitarists Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls) and Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) alongside powerhouse drummer Chris Corsano. Rangda's third album kicks off with “To Melt the Moon,” a taste of Turkish-flavored surf rock in taut 10/4 time. The rest of this all-instrumental excursion—including a lest-we-forget bolero dedicated to Spiro Agnew and a climactic, 20-minute structured improvisation titled “Mondays Are Free At the Hermetic Museum"—is no less exotic, or thrilling.
To Melt the Moon
The Sin Eaters
Hard Times Befall the Door-To-Door Glass Shard Salesman