Bruce Lamont, Dave Witte and Aaron Dallison – three men who are no strangers to eccentric and forward-thinking music – have come together to deliver one of 2016’s most bizarre and gleefully zany records. Considering their involvement in bands like Yakuza, Burnt by the Sun and Keelhaul respectively, it is no surprise Brain Tentacles sounds as odd as it does. Lamont’s eclectic saxophone chops, Witte’s virtuosic drumming and Dallison’s thunderous bass presence work together to create an album that sounds like if John Zorn’s Naked City collaborated with Mike Patton’s Fantomas to work on a demented, animated cartoon program. Its compositions are both structured and improvised, and full of seizure-inducing wackiness and delightful discordance. It is a polarizing record that will probably alienate many, but draw the weird kids like the Pied Piper drew rats.