Originally Posted by Onioner
Haven't heard of them, but I'd love an album recommendation sir!
Both bands have drawn comparisons to Mr. Bungle and have several members in common, including Tim Smolens, Timb Harris, Jason Schimmel and Kevin Kmetz, who has played tsugaru shamisen in both bands. Both have been on Mimicry, the label run by Trey Spruance. Both bands do a lot of genre-bending on their albums.
I'm hard-pressed to recall a favorite album of theirs - I'm pretty sure I liked them all. Check out their most recent, Palace of Mirrors
. Unfortunately they're on indefinite hiatus since 2010.