Experimental Composer's Music Released 30 Years after His Death

may 27, 2004  09:13 pm
In 1974, obscure composer/performer Rodd Keith fell to his death from an L.A. freeway overpass in a drug-addled haze. Tzadik Records has just released "Ecstacy to Frenzy," a compilation of Keith's previously unreleased studio tracks. One track is like "hallucinogenic funeral-parlor music," Sara Bir reports in the North Bay Bohemian. She recommends the intriguing release for "complete music dorks only." Read this and other reviews of the works of musicians both famous and obscure in the Music section of AltWeeklies.com, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' new Web site.