A collaboration between performance artist and musician Arthur Brown and acclaimed producer (of The Ramones, Blondie, Suicide) Craig Leon. Originally released in 1982 under Arthur Brown's name, Atoya was reissued two years later as a collaboration with Leon, who wrote, performed, and produced it. The songs bear his signature starkness and mechanical synthesized sound, while Arthur Brown's vocals range between early rock-and-roll crooning, a Robert Plant-like style, and spoken word. With Leon's techno drumming and epic synth groans, Atoya takes some getting used to, but it's a beautifully bleak tapestry and weirder than the sum of its parts. The only purchases currently available are secondhand vinyl via discogs. Snag it!