"If Yo-Yo Ma and Ian MacKaye scored an Alfred Hitchcock film, Anti-Social Music might sleep through it[...]Imagine an orchestra wearing formal attire and combat boots, then replace the conductor's baton with a bottle of Jack Daniel's."
-Magnet, #1 of 10 Records You Missed in 2005
"Ever since Perry Farrell opened his big mouth and proclaimed that not much is shocking, or something, it's been increasingly hard to freak people out with music...Fortunately, there are talented people out there currently working on this very problem. On the cutting edge of making your friends and neighbors feel awkward is the New York City collective Anti-Social Music."
"They're bringing not punk rock but punk orchestra to the people. More precisely: original chamber music by way of DIY."
"Shunning the gilded concert hall, the Anti-Social Music collective has tackled the new-music concert scene with the DIY fury of punk...After five years on the scene, ASM is entering what you might call adolescence this season. For the energy they infuse into the art form, let's hope they never completely grow up."
-Time Out New York
"Anti-Social Music is punk's next breath."
- Real Detroit Weekly
"I was enthralled...Fracture II by Pat Muchmore is one of the few pieces I've heard recently that truly shocked me...a brilliant debut disc of adventurous classical music."
LYRICS: …ome and take my love away. Magnificat anima mea. Time will come and take my love away. The wayward blue. ne la mente more.
Track Name: Seven Songs of Zen, Love, And Longing: Commandment Dude-or-onomy - William Brittelle
turtles turtles everywhere i've been down this road before Abbey Abbegale you're the last installment Jesus came and went in the seventies punk scene his fathers hopes rest on my shoulder
Track Name: Seven Songs of Zen, Love, And Longing: Beez In The Treez - William Brittelle
in my mind the red herring didn't wreck the catapult they say i'm hiding from something beez in the treez what is the structure of this thing find me a blue star and i'll find you amphetamines
Track Name: Seven Songs of Zen, Love, And Longing: OOOOEEEEOOOOAAAAOOOOEEEEOOOO - William Brittelle
ooooeeeeooooaaaaooooeeeeoooo so goes the song of the giant vagina but its none of your beezwax mister hypotenuse
Track Name: Seven Songs of Zen, Love, And Longing: Bahamamama - William Brittelle
a phone booth its raining i worked so hard to get here but the decision to turn myself around came suddenly who does love look for love is infinity love is dirty money my meeting me was like an eggplant and Eskimo salad ah it wasn't our time
Track Name: Seven Songs of Zen, Love, And Longing: Nova, Girl From Planet of the Apes - William Brittelle
fuck radio play i want to fall in love nova how i love the open road this meditative indie rock don't eat the cigarettes
Track Name: Lycanthropy of a Poe Poem - Dan Lasaga
At morn--at noon--at twilight dim--
Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and woe--in good and ill--
Mother of God, be with me still!
When the Hours flew brightly by
And not a cloud obscured the sky,
My soul, lest it should truant be,
Thy grace did guide to thine and thee;
Now, when storms of Fate o'ercast
Darkly my Present and my Past,
Let my Future radiant shine
With sweet hopes of thee and thine!