Monday, 17 February 2020

Andrew Weatherall


Andrew Weatherall
6 April 1963 • 17 February 2020

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Audium • Capsule 1

1. Akure Wall
The Only Way Is Down

2. Interference Featuring Melle Mel And Be-La Key
What Order

3. Terminal Head
Area 51 (Sherwood & Leblanc Remix)

4. Interference
The Biggest Game

5. Bim Sherman
The Beast

6. Anthony J. Hilder
Radio Free World

7. Terminal Head*
Global Warning (NuEra Remix)

8. Keith LeBlanc Featuring Sussan Deyhim
Play What You Want


9. True Noise

10. True Noise
I Won't Let You Down

11. Keith LeBlanc
Point Blanc (Sherwood Remix)

12. Tack>head
The King (Live In Amsterdam)

Label: Blanc Records • BLCCD14
Format: flac/mp3
Country: UK
Released: 1996
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Dub, Synth-pop, Funk, Breaks

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Mari Okubo • Cosmic Life

In April of 2007, the historic NYC music venue Tonic closed.

Located at 107 Norfolk Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Tonic was a unique place where you would go to listen to what would often turn out to be equally unique music.

As many other cherished spaces around the city, after 9 years of operation Tonic succumbed to the changes then ripping through the LES.

I attended two shows at Tonic on that final week back in 2007. On the second night, I asked the lady at the ticket booth about a beer carton containing +50 demo tapes that was lying on the floor, looking as if it might soon be discarded. I could have them if I wanted them, I was told.

After 11 years decaying, these tapes — submitted by bands who wanted to play at Tonic and whose fates since then seem to be as diverse as their music — have now been digitized and you can listen to them by clicking on the images you find on this page. I attempted some cleaning of the audio, but even after that they are by now mainly historical artifacts from one decade ago.

An effort was made to contact all bands to secure their permission but that was not possible in all cases. Also, I would be happy to donate the tapes to any individual or organization who will preserve them and make them publicly available. For all inquiries, contact To be notified of future updates, email

- Manuel Arriaga (Dec 2018)

1. Time Marches On
2. Cosmic Life
3. Sakura
4. Love Exists
6. Space Woman (Of Inner And Outer Space)
7. Sky Love

Mari Okubo • Vocals
Ornette Coleman • Voice, Synthesizer
Lew Soloff • Trumpet
Wallace Roney • Trumpet
Robert Routch • French Horn
Charles Walker • Guitar
Ken Wessel • Guitar
Greg Curtis • Synthesizer
Steve Gaboury • Synthesizer
 Chris Walker • Bass
Jamaaladeen Tacuma • Bass
Jonathan Crayford • Drum Programming
Abe Fogle • Drums
Archie Walker • Drums

Arranged By, Composed By, Words & Producer by Ornette Coleman

Mari Okubo • Cosmic Life

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Middle Passage • Ginger Baker

Middle Passage

by Oz Fritz

One thing I really picked up from Jason (Corsaro) was his intensity, focus and commitment to the work. He aimed for mixes that broke barriers and reached for new levels of sonic expression. It's hard to get across just how intense the space was when he was working. You had to be at your highest degree of presence and attention, more so than you ever thought possible because that's where he was at. He was going for sounds, especially in the low end, that would present powerful music, such as the Ginger Baker album, Middle Passage, to be heard more powerfully than ever before; to strike a Universal chord, create a vibrational pattern that would, perhaps, resonate throughout the planet. At times it would seem that Jason would mix as if the fate of the World hung in the balance. He loved what he was doing which probably contributed significantly to the success his work enjoyed.

Bill Laswell introduced me to Jason, and the 3 of us began to work together in 1989 right at about the same time Bill Graham and Amensty International brought the first tour of Western music to the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. These events took place only a few months before the peaceful collapse of Communism and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.

One example of how strong the mood became for me was during the mix of the Swans cover of Can't Find My Way Home written by Steve Winwood and originally performed by Blind Faith, the 'super-group' with Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech.

Come down off your throne and leave your body alone
Somebody must change

You are the reason I've been waiting so long

Somebody holds the key

Well I'm near the end and I just ain't got the time

And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home...

 Read full article on the OZ Fritz blog: Here

Ginger Baker • drums
Jah Wobble • bass
Jonas Hellborg • Wal MIDI bass, fretless & acoustic bass
Bill Laswell • bass, fretless & six string bass
Nicky Skopelitis • 6 & 12 string guitars, baglama, coral sitar, electric banjo, fairlight
Faruk Tekbilek • ney, zurna
Bernie Worrell • Hammond organ
Aiyb Dieng • doff, talking drum, metals
Mar Gueye • sabar (hand drum)
Magette Fall • tama (hand drum)

Produced by Bill Laswell 
Label: Axiom 539 864-2
Format: CD, Album, Files
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Reggae
Style: Dub, Fusion