Just finished listening to:
Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
Another dissonant, challenging, strangely compelling listen from Gorguts. Like Colored Sands
(mentioned a few posts back), the tension between chaos and order really sucked me in. Musically it seems to have one foot in Death Metal, and the other in Modern Classical (yes, you read that right). The lyrics tell the history of the House of Wisdom (a.k.a. Grand Library) of Baghdad, destroyed in 1258 AD when Baghdad was sacked by the Mongols. If the preceding description hasn't completely put you off already, IMO you really ought to give this a listen.
The entire EP (it's 33 minutes in length which would've been considered a full-length album back in the day, but I guess is now considered an EP): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhbYsjl-k9s
...and I've now moved on to:
Sass Jordan - Racine Revisited
A 25th anniversary remake of her fan-damn-tastic 1992 blues-rock album Racine
(which I have owned a CD of since shortly after it came out). The original version was already one of my "desert island" discs; now I am torn regarding which version I like better. The remake has a looser, more organic, warmer, "live in the studio" feel that really clicks with the material and her (just a bit grittier after all these years) voice.
The opening cut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx9C3iYLEdM