Monday, June 13, 2005

This Week's Wish List

LOCUST 068LPFOSTER, JOSEPHINE: Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You LP (LOCUST 068LP) 16.00
Limited LP version.

apothecary hymns trowl & era

apothecary hymns
trowel & era
locust 69 cd/lp
out now!



NELSON, WILLIE: The Ghost CD (MASK 302CD) 13.00
"Vintage Willie originally from the man's own vaults. With recordings spanning from the early Sixties through the late Seventies, this collection is Willie the way you want to hear him: sparse, intimate, direct. Sixteen tracks." Features new liner notes exclusive to this release.

STEWART, MARK: Kiss the Future (feat. The Maffia & The Pop Group) CD
(SJR 113CD) $18.00
"This album spans the entire musical career of Mark Stewart, The
Maffia and The Pop Group. Curated by Mark Stewart, Kiss the Future is
a mixture of new material (with new collaborators such as The Bug,
Sanjay T), classic material from the legendary Pop Group ('We Are All
Prostitutes,' 'We Are,' 'She Is Beyond Good and Evil') as well as
Stewart's groundbreaking solo-work from the 1980s to the present day
with the legendary Sugarhill Records/Tommy Boy rhythm section (as The
Maffia) along with producer Adrian Sherwood (On U Sound). With
unlimited access to the vaults Kiss The Future also includes rare and
unreleased material. Mark Stewart (at aged 17!) was the lead vocalist
and revolutionary sloganeer behind the Pop Group, now cited as one of
the most influential post-punk bands. In the 1980s and thru the 1990s
he went on to form Mark Stewart and the Maffia releasing a range of
heavily politicised, boundary-pushing albums fusing electronic, dub,
twisted disco, and industrial-strength hip-hop into a unique
ground-breaking sound. The music ranges from post-punk/funk to
electro-funk, hip-hop and dub. Mark Stewart (with The Pop Group and
The Maffia) brought black music influences into punk for the first
time influencing a generation. This continues today with the punk
electronic/dancehall/desi/dub experiments of the new material ('Radio
Freedom,' 'Puppet Master,' 'The Lunatics Have Taken Over The
Asylum'). Mark Stewart is one of the most respected musical figures
in music. LCD Soundsystem, DFA, The Liars, !!!, Radio 4, etc and the
whole new wave of New York bands are heavily influenced by the sound.
He has constantly surrounded himself with creative artists. His group
The Maffia features legendary New York musicians Doug Wimbush, Keith
Le Blanc and Skip Macdonald. From their early days playing alongside
Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaata and Sugarhill Gang the group have
since played with everyone from Mos Def to The Last Poets, from James
Brown to George Clinton. The co-producer of The Pop Group is
legendary Jamaican mixer Dennis Bovell and for his solo career Mark
to this day works with Adrian Sherwood (On U Sound) who himself has
an incredible list of credits that include Lee Perry, Junior Delgado,
Bim Sherman, Einsturzende Neubaten, Andrew Weatherall, New Age
Steppers, Primal Scream and many more. As well as the original
punk/funk outfit The Pop Group (which he founded) inventing what
became The Bristol Sound and influencing the music of Massive Attack,
Tricky (with whom Stewart collaborated) etc, Mark Stewart himself is
the artists' artist: Two new recent Channel 4 TV programmes quoted
both Nick Cave and Daddy G as choosing Mark Stewart as their
favourite ever artist. With everyone from Carl Craig to Sonic Youth,
DJ Hell to David Bowie (!) citing Mark Stewart as an influence, this
album is the first to ever bring his musical career together."

More mainstream stuff of interest (from Large Hearted Boy's list but with annoying "gimme" links taken out):

Brian Eno: Another Day on Earth [cd]

Fantomas: Suspended Animation [cd]

Lungfish: Feral Hymns [cd]

I may also consider:
06/14 SPACEMEN 3 - translucent flashbacks (fire records)

The Nomi Song - The Klaus Nomi Odyssey [dvd]


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