The Artist/Album: Moon Wiring Club, Clutch It Like a Gonk (Gecophonic Audio Systems, 2011)
The Reason(s) We Can’t Stop Listening: We’re not sure what a gonk is, but we do know a deranged disasterpiece when we hear it. Falling in line with one of its many disembodied samples—”I used the word tripping in its Elizabethan sense,” goes one ghostly vocal—Ian Hodgson’s latest Moon Wiring Club LP is a magic mushroom-fueled trip down a bottomless rabbit hole. As such, it’s best in doses, or sprinkled atop a DJ set as adventurous as the two-parter Hodgson recently did for FACT. Unless you enjoy inhabiting a carnivalesque nightmare, of course.