This is not unusual in a broader sense.
But lately i’ve been immersing myself in avant grade music – and i’m digging it. It may be a natural extension of the amount of Zappa I’ve been listening to, but I’ve picked up a few albums/CDs on a recent spree at Princeton Record Exchange (where else?).
The second string quartet by Gyorgy Ligeti. You may know the name from the pieces of his featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey (Atmospheres, Lux Aeterna), but this is more layers on sonic imagination. I understand it’s not everyone’s taste…
Then there is Edgard Varese. His compositions are best described by those with a deeper (albeit sometimes snotty) musical vocabulary than mine. I’ll let the music talk.