Clayton Noone has been cranking oddball noise out of Dunedin since before your mom even heard of the town. The same goes for Beth Dawson and Pat Kraus, who co-founded this sci-fi-punk-astro-juggernaut back in 2001. They invited Clayton to join right away. Kraus left soon after, to be replaced by Jason Aldridge and Sean Norling, although he still hangs around and his head actually pops up on this very LP. Distorted Living is a flat-out hoseload of cosmic gas from its first grunt 'til its last. Shorthanders will be tempted to describe it as 'Mu Mesons play Hawkwind' or something. And while that is not completely off-base, it only captures certain aspects of the very specially spaced weirdness this band conveys. The way they compress the psychedelic thrust of their sonics makes one think this whole album may have been recorded in an air lock.