Five Songs, 9/28/2021
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Five Songs, 9/28/2021

Big Audio Dynamite II, "Rush"

Whe Mick Jones left The Clash, he started a new band, Big Audio Dynamite. He wanted to explore the use of dance music techniques, sampling, and the like. That band too broke apart, but he took another run at things with Big Audio Dynamite II, where he was the only member in common. This is the first album from that second incarnation, and "Rush" was a decent sized hit. It's pretty charming in how eclectic and playful it is, and the "rhythm and melody" section is a serious jam.

Dilated Peoples, "Work The Angles"

And let's go from playing around with sampling to a group taking it all the way up. Needs that organ from the last song, though.

Isotope 217, "Audio Champion"

Well, the jams couldn't keep going forever. This is a Tortoise side project, which probably is something you could guess. Once again, we have to decide if this is post-rock (and therefore I can talk about it) or jazz (in which case, I don't know shit about it). Last time, I posited the horn test, where if you have more than one horn credited, it's jazz. But I dunno, this is pretty jazz.

Versus, "Fallow"

Indie rock stalwarts Versus got going with this record, which has some nice vocal harmonies and is certainly pleasant enough, but the album never really rises above pleasant. Later albums would show more, I think.

Prefuse 73, "Noreaster Cheer"

Some really lovely noisy synths on this track, excellent stuff. That's what I like from Prefuse 73!

Joshua Buergel
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