CELLO PUDDING: Soundscrapes: CD

Some members of punk supergroup Carnage Asada strap on some cellos and go to work. Vacillating between free jazz and avant-classical music, tunes at times sound like they’re off the soundtrack of some hip Otto Preminger flick. Engaging throughout, and I often found myself trying to figure out what was improvised, what was written down, and so on. Not suited to everyone’s tastes, sure, but “punks” should be pushing their palates further toward the fringes. Thumbs up. –Jimmy Alvarado (Cello Pudding, facebook.com/cellopudding)