Hussalonia is a pop-music cult working under the mantra, "pop does not mean popular." Since 2005, Hussalonia founder Jesse Mank has been releasing most of its music for free on the Hussalonia website: www.hussalonia.com
Jesse Mank: all instruments and voices
Hussalonia made 2 albums of 10 songs apiece this month. "Instant Winner" complies the A-list material. Looking back, it's surprisingly sentimental. Songs about love and death and Little Richard. See also my other profile "Hussalonia the 2nd" for my B-list album entitled "Sorry Try Again." Both albums are available as free downloads on our website: www.hussalonia.com
Satan Among The Sofa Cushions(2008)
Everyone thought he disappeared -- and he did -- but he didn't stop working. Hussalonia founder Jesse Mank toiled in complete secrecy, battling depression and the cruel Buffalo winter, listening to Black Sabbath and Judas Priest records, reading Victorian literature, and drinking can after merciless can of Coca-Cola. The result is this: 10 heavy metal-influenced songs clocking in at just 16 minutes. Download it for free at: http://www.archive.org/details/SatanAmongTheSofaCushions
Ten songs about wanting to be alone and not wanting to be alone. Made with foot stomps, snare drums, and a guitar tuned down two and a half steps.