A feast of aural oddities abounds here, that warrants the use of headphones to pick up on all the peculiar nuances. There’s the slow, smooth groove of “Back to You,” the colorful Beatle-esque “Theremin,” the spooky-dreamy “The Wake,” the exotic pop of “Shamaness,” the dynamically funky instrumental “Punishments for an Open Mind,” and the whack, WTF-is-this? “Latest Creation.” The 12-track CD ends with “Beautiful,” the only song that seems, er, normal—and, yes, it is a beautiful piece, featuring Siegal’s acoustic guitar and soaring vocal. Siegal weaves a one-of-a-kind musical adventure here that never ceases to surprise, and it is in no way meant for mainstream monkeys, so you might want to question your sense of adventure before spinning. The more courageous, however, will have a field day. www.myspace.com/thewolfofthesteps.