Tom Recchion has been a notable personality in the Los Angeles underground avant-garde experimental music scene since the '70s, having been a founding member of the Los Angeles Free Music Society, art rock band The B People, and creepodelic quartet Extended Organ. He's collaborated with the likes of Keiji Haino, David Toop, and done numerous installations at galleries in the United States and abroad. There's even a planned collaboration with the Kronos Quartet in the works. In 1996 Birdman released Recchion's first solo album, an astounding sound collage of looped, manipulated, and extrapolated music by Esquivel. Like soundtrack music to a never-before-seen David Lynch film, Chaotica sounded remarkably fresh and timely when released (even though it had been recorded at least 10 years earlier).