Is Accutane novelty or a great art song? I don't know yet but I find it delightful, with both text and accompaniment clever and refreshing. Lyrics (from the composer's automatic heartbreak website):
i'm going back on accutane / now that i've had a taste of freedom / i can't go on hiding in my clothes / my lips will be chapped and numb / and my mouth drier with every dose / but i won't complain / i won't complain
MP3 here. Dargel continues his (legal) pharmacology series with antidepressants (mp3) and little blue pill (mp3) although I prefer this kind of thing in "small doses."
I hate having this abstract, general discussion about “today’s composers” when no one seems to know the composers I’m talking about. So I’ve put up a temporary New-Music Listening Page with examples of music by 14 composers. You may like some of it, you may not, but if you get the urge to claim that “today’s composers” are out of touch with popular music, don’t write music with any relevance to social issues, don’t use sampling, don’t capture the spirit of our time, etc., you might want to listen to these before saying so...