I really wanted to like The BQE but after one free listen on lala, it just seems a mish-mash of ideas.
It also pains me to say that even though I lived in the somewhat eccentric state of Michigan from years 0 through 10 and years 22 through 28, I don't particularly enjoy his album Greetings from Michigan - The Great Lake State. I wasn't too crazy about the Michigan weather either.
Still, Vernor's ginger ale and pickled bologna were good at the time and the movement titles on BQE are entertaining now...BTW, BQE is a candidate in the New Sounds listener poll. I just voted for David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion, Alarm Will Sound's a/rhythmia, and a Broken Consort's Box of Birch.