One Man's Trash is a collection of musical scraps recorded by Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio in his home studio. Too eclectic, perhaps, even for Phish's songbook, the disc alternates between genre experiments (such as the bouncy surf guitar of the opening "Happy Coffee Song" or the Brian Eno-like "Mr. Completely") and electronic noise explorations. While some of the latter work well as textural pieces, most don't. One notable highlight is At the Barbecue, an atonal horn chart loosely based on a piece by Anastasio's mentor, Vermont composer Ernie Stires.
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AllMusic Review by Jesse Jarnow
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