SPARTA PHILHARMONIC, THE: Paper-Maché Mountains: CD

Two brothers from New Jersey played every instrument they could lay hands on, threw in some found sounds and video game noises, played parts of the recordings backward, and came up with this CD, which is kind of like a loverboy: starts out gentle, soon becomes hot and heavy and thrilling, then, after a while, gets boring, samey, and irritating. Eventually, he spends hours playing with himself and you don’t even listen to anything he says anymore. Nothing like Loverboy, however.

 –doug (www.myspace.com/spartaphilharmonic)