This is the reverse side of my 3x5-inch note card list from a previous post. I used to separate out the ambient/industrial/noise artists from the pop bands because Reckless and a now-closed record store called 2nd Hand Tunes had a separate category for “Experimental” music. It’s a simple organizational conceit, but here it also reinforces the idea that I saw experimental music existing in a musical universe that was wholly separate from pop.

Once again, an top-10, all-time-favorite record is on this list: Steve Reich’s Music For 18 Musicians. It’s strange to remember that there was a time before I owned and loved this album.