The Gas Tank Orchestra does what it says on the tin, making their instruments out of discarded auto parts. The now-defunct New Orleans combo has an excellent posthumous free download album now available that does wander around somewhat aimlessly at times, as improv groups are wont to do, but really hits the gas (sorry) on nifty toe-tappers like "Making Way," "Bunnys Bolero" and "Desire Project." The GTO don't make the kind of racket that groups like Einstürzende Neubauten used to make - their sound is subtle, atmospheric even, with a keener sense of rhythm. They are from one of the world's funkiest cities, after all.
The Gas Tank Orchestra - "Homeshed"
Another album of theirs is available for streaming/purchase that features a more sampled/cut-n-paste production at times. Pick to Click: "Oilspeak."
The Gas Tank Orchestra - soundclick album
More junk orchestras to come in future posts.