If only because the Giant Brain is native to the Motor City, one could think of Giant Brain as Can gunning a GTO down Route 66, or the Stooges speeding down the Autobahn in a late model Porsche.
Andy (bass, drum programs, and general concepts) had played in bands with his brother, Al Sutton, producer of records by such indie-rock stalwarts as Big Chief, Don Caballero, The Laughing Hyenas, as well as “stoner-rock” acts like Five Horse Johnson and Halfway to Gone. The siblings enlisted the musically and otherwise unemployed Philip Dürr, former lead guitarist of Big Chief, and Al took the reins as editor/arranger. Together they began recording pretty much immediately.
As with the great Krautrock bands they so admire, improvisation is a major part of the Giant Brain, in-studio as well as live. Ear candy abounds on Plume, an album that should be experienced at least once with headphones and under the influence of something... anything. Live gigs, though rare, consist of the core band of Andy and Phil on stage with any and all manner of guest musicians, while Al mans the controls to create that "come-hither-so-we-may-rock-your-pants-wet" atmosphere out of the controlled chaos that is so desperately lacking from other, less off-the-cuff bands.