I'm afraid that the only one of those houses that I can comment on is CDG's Sequoia, which I liked.
Well, if you are going to sample things no matter what, and you want my advice on where to go.... It would be awesome if you could sample some of CDG's more out-there frags, such as the 'synthetic' line of frags. There's just something so weird and refreshing and appealing about CDG's entire line.
Who else would have thought of using 'photocopy toner' and 'dust on a lightbulb' as notes?!
I can't wait to hear your impressions.