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Music for Pterodactyls

Unless you keep up with underground neoclassical music’s more eccentric strains, you’ve probably never heard the weightiest music in Erik Lindgren’s compositional canon. That would be the dozen or so albums by Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, a group that combines classical rigor with psychedelic acid rock to yield up what Billboard magazine once called “cacophony meets classicism in a mesmerizing instrumental venture into the space-age jungle.”