The first time I came across the name Arvo Zylo was sometime last year, a week or so before Halloween I guess. Somewhere on the web I read the announcement of a two-part live radio set by Michael Esposito and Jason Soliday, to be performed/aired on Halloween night during Arvo's "Delirious Insomniac" radio show on WLUW, Chicago. Said night I tuned in of course and ended up listening almost the full 4hrs long transmission. Delirious Music has been released in celebration of the 4th anniversary of said radio show on Arvo's own "No Part Of It" imprint and reached me along with another CD by himself early last week. Actually I meant to review both disks in one entry but after close consideration I decided that this one easily deserves its own. 20 or so contributions on here, some of them by bigger names such as Controlled Bleeding, Big City Orchestra, Boyd Rice (with Little Fyodor, whom I remember from his 20 seconds collaboration w/ The Haters in the late 90's) or Jarboe, most of them by lesser known artists and even some - and this is the most charming factor - by acts I would have never expected to be featured on this compilation. There's Gary Wilson for instance, whose influential "You Think You Really Know Me" LP dates back three and a half decades! Wow! Then there's Rancid Hell Spawn, the infamous british lo-fi noise punk unit, one hasn't heard of for ages, with a hell of a contribution! This is amazing. The range of contributions and styles represented on this disk is wide-ranging and the melange of Garage, Psych, Noise, Pop, Weirdo whatever certainly doesn't always work. This selection however is, beyond all doubt, very well-conceived and there's hardly any tracks that made me skip to the next one. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the appearance of Irene Moon, which was a special treat for me.
"Delirious Music For Delirious People" has been released in two versions, digipack --> CD // jewel case --> CDr, which is a bit cheaper I think.