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“Four Organs” is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibson’s stoically-steady pulse on maracas, the piece deconstructs its opening burst to […]
Glenn Branca’s first full-length album The Ascension is a colossal achievement. After touring much of 1980 with an all-star band featuring four guitarists (Branca, fellow composers Ned Sublette and David Rosenbloom, and future Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo) along with Jeffrey Glenn on bass and Stephan Wischerth on drums, Branca […]
Possibly the best known of Strata’s releases, The Lyman Woodard Organization’s ‘Saturday Night Special’ is rightly heralded as a jazz fusion classic. Recorded in 1975, ‘Saturday Night Special’ features organ, electric piano and Mellotron by bandleader Lyman Woodard alongside guitar and bass by Ron English, with drums and percussion by […]
After one demo and one 7″ on Toxic State, HARAM from Nuke York release their debut album, “when you have won, you have lost”. Taking their name from the Arabic word for “forbidden”, HARAM plays simple hardcore with lyrics sung entirely in Arabic. The guttural and furious debut LP delivers […]
Daphni presents a new album! The club-dance project of Dan Snaith (also the maestro behind Caribou) recently released a Fabriclive mix that was made up of fragments of unreleased new Daphni tracks… Well now some of those tracks have been extended, completed and released, in the form of Joli Mai. […]
1988 release, reissued. “Once upon a time there were three girls called Alice, Jane and Tracey. The three combined to create the very special sound of ‘The Marine Girls.’ Their debut album Beach Party was originally released on Dan Treacy’s (Television Personalities) Whaam! Records and is included here with the […]
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge are back with Yes Lawd! Remixes, a new reworking of their debut as NxWorries. It only made sense for Knxwledge, being the prolific remixer that he is, to remix his own album, adding a new interpretation to the tracks featuring Anderson .Paak’s vocals.
Tremendous work from a singer who’s hardly ever gotten her due – the great Bettye Swann, an artist who mostly recorded in less-than-hit territory in the 60s and 70s – but who turned out some wonderful work that really stands the test of time! The cuts here are all from […]
Unlike all previous Beastie Boys albums (with the possible exception of Licensed to Ill), To The 5 Boroughs sounds homogenous and singular in purpose– dark, steel, and dirty like that incomplete Times Square station.
2011 release, the long-awaited eighth album from the Hip Hop/Rock trio. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two was produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar. This album marks Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full length effort since 2007’s Grammy-winning all-instrumental The […]