Archive Two reissues two long out of print Motor Totemist Guild LPs: Shapuno Zoo (1988), their best album, and their swan song (at least then, since Grisgby reformed the Motor Totemist Guild in the late '90s) A Luigi Futi (1989). The latter contained the epic "Omaggio a Futi," the band's creative peak, and remixed material from the 1985 cassette Klang. Archive Two presents the Motor Totemist Guild's finest hour.
big horn section, bassoon, flute, clarinets, saxophones, keyboards, and tuned percussion joining the more standard rock instruments of guitar, bass and drums. In fact, the music often sounds less like rock and more like big band jazz or even an orchestra.
This album is aggressively avant, seeming to feature almost as much noise and random notes as it does structured music. Behind the electronic sounding music, found sounds (both real and simulated) abound: car horns, breathing, splashing water, bubbles, squeals of feedback, etc.