Talk about an artist who enjoys concept. The last album from Andy Dixon (a.k.a. Secret Mommy) was made entirely of sounds recorded at public recreational centers, and while his latest effort, Plays, is perhaps less stringent about theme, it remains steadfastly conceptual. For instance, no regular instrument could be electrified during the recording process, and the result is a plethora of strings, woodwinds, and acoustic bass layered over Dixon’s manic cut-and-paste beats, creating, what he calls, “the most anti-electronic electronic album.”

Secret Mommy – Kool Aid River