Dayshine is eccentric and exploratory, with poet Daniel Thompson waxing eloquent about rogue eggplants over limber marimba from Gong great Benoit Moerlen. Songs range from heated hand-drum freakouts ("Rhythms Ride the Rocket") to ominous soundscapes punctuated with bursts of sax that approximate a wounded whale ("Mother"). Through it all, slight electronic touches lend a forbidding edge to an album that shines as brightly as its namesake. -- Jason Bracelin
Drumplay CD release party, with Lingua and KMOB. Saturday, March 20, at the Beachland Ballroom.