Friday, 26 August 2016

Material live in Italy July 1983

Sonny Sharrock • guitar
Henry Kaiser • guitar
Michael Beinhorn • synth, drum machine
Grandmixer DST • turntable, voice, synth
Bill Laswell • bass
JT Lewis • drums

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Black Science Orchestra • Walters Room


Here's some more Beedle for your needle - if not the one attached to the tone arm, the one embedded in the digital junkie's arm at least. See bio info for Ashley Beedle over at the Ballistic Brothers post on Soundological. For his BSO effort, Ashely forsook the talents of buds Rocky & Diesel for a heavier reliance on Uschi Classen and engineer Marc Woolford. The album is named in deference to one of the early pioneers of the extended remix, Walter Gibbons. In all seriousness, if you just glossed over that link and you don't really know who Gibbons was then you better check yourself and click on that link, kiddo. You're in for a treat. Then go to the Disco Museum for a nice in-depth bio on the man you can read while listening to BSO's homage to the glory days of Philly, New York and Jersey disco. Shout out to Julian over at Play Jazz Loud for his psychic request!

1. Start The Dancer
2. City Of Brotherly Love
3. A Hot Family Day
4. Bless The Darkness
5. Just Holdin' On
6. Hudson River Revisited
7. St. Mark's Square
8.Save Us (The Jam)
9. Downtown Science
10. Rican Opus #9
11. Hudson River High

The Black Science Orchestra
Ashley Beedle • Percussion, Keyboards, Drum Programming
Marc Woolford • Keyboards, Programming
Uschi Classen • Keyboards, String Arrangements

The Brothers & Sisters
Amy Simmons • Flute
David Alvarez • Live Drum Overdubs
Dave Maggio • Saxophone
Lewis Rhone • Trombone
Charles Marin • Trumpet
Stella Hinton • Guitar
Tommy 'D' • Keyboards
Oscar Ronindéz • Percussion
Carl Walker • Vibraphone 

The BSO, Steve Lucas, Carla Hendry, Tommy 'D', Sister Soul

The Classenic String Ensemble • Strings

All songs produced, arranged and written by
The Black Science Orchestra

Except ‘Save Us’ co-produced and co-written by Tommy ‘D’
Engineered by James Brown and Marc Woolford

"Music is the first science known to man. Understand while you dance."
"The BSO would like to thank everybody who has supported us. Much love!" 

Label: Junior Boy's Own ‎– JBOCD5
Format: Flac
Country: UK
Released: 1996
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco, Deep House,

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Las/wɛl/ kuh m-plee-tist /ˈse·ries | 04

[kuh m-plee-tist]
a person who attempts to complete a collection or set,
especially a collector who wants to collect an example of every item in a particular field:

1. Turn the Screw
Material with Graham Haynes

2. Carbon 12
DJ Soul Slinger and David Quinlin

3. Active Code
Material with Byard Lancaster

4. Secondary Inversion
DJ Spooky

5. Ephedream (Benwa Mix)
Full Cone

Bill Laswell • beats, bass, sounds (1,3)
Graham Haynes • trumpet (1)
DJ Soul Slinger • sounds, beats (2)
David Quinlin • sounds, beats (2)
Byard Lancaster • saxophone (3)
DJ Spooky • bass, beats, scratchy record noises (4)
Tredlite Da Spazecrafta • flute (4)

Get it Here

Label: Ion ‎– IN 2001
Format: Flac
Country: US
Released: 1996
Genre: Electronic
Style: Illbient, Future Jazz, Trip Hop, Drum n Bass

Friday, 5 August 2016

Book of Woo Vol. 1 • A Bill Laswell Mixtape

On Friday (July 29th) at 8 PM, Sean will be taking the helm on this week's What It Is and featuring an incredible treat. 
Bill Laswell has put together an epic mixtape highlighting his work with Bernie Worrell, and Sean will be sharing it with us. Here's what Sean has to say about this feature: 
"Bill Laswell is a legendary producer and Bernie Worrell is the legendary keyboard player for Parliament and Funkadelic, Talking Heads and countless others. Bill and Bernie worked together extensively over the years and this is a mixtape of some of those collaborations put together by Bill Laswell himself."

Playlist: What It Is
with rotating host Sean Westergaard on Friday, July 29, 2016

1. Alabama 
9. Flashlight - Redux            
10. Revelation in Black Light 
11. Flex 
12. Outer Woo 

Bernie Worrell
April 19 1944 to June 24 2016

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Thiago Nassif • Três

Thiago Nassif is a musician, composer and music producer.
After graduating in sound engineering and record production he became active on the independent music scene in São Paulo, improvising in clubs,galleries and art installations. Thiago’s sound research often investigates the visual aspects of sounds or the visual sensations that sounds generate. In 2009 he released his first album called “Garçonnière. built around audio collages and produced by Rubens E. Santo, an artist and art teacher. In 2011 Thiago released his second album “Práxis” acting as his own musical producer. For this record he gathered a supporting cast including musicians, painters, sculptors and architects, who each brought their own perspectives and techniques to the record. His third album,called “Três, strikes a balance between lyrical tunes, electronic music and noise, and is produced by Arto Lindsay.