Prefab Sprout - "Two Wheels Good" LP aka The U.S. version of "Steve McQueen". I had heard so many good things about it, but so far a bit underwhelmed. It'll take a few more listens I think.
Stick with it, I think it's a real grower.
I agree. Some of the later Prefab works are little more uneven, but "Two Wheels Good/Steve McQueen" and their 1st full-length, "Swoon," have been long-time favorites of mine. I have the vinyl for both to prove it;)
I picked up the new Rameses III at Amoeba a few days ago. The 1st disc of remixes is nice and somewhat droney, but the 2d disc of live material from the band itself is pretty stellar.
I've also been enjoying two recent Students of decay CDR releases, Natural Snow Buildings' "Laurie Bird," and Cloak's "Serene." NSB is a French free folk/psychedelia duo with almost an Amon Duul II feel. The Cloaks (Spencer Doran) release is also nice (processed piano and guitar), though I think the press release comparisons to keyboard minimalist Charlemagne Palestine are overstated. Doran's piano chops are pretty basic to my ears; on the first extended piece, he seems to be playing only the white keys on the piano with one finger.