Mike Watt’s Hyphenated-Man is visually interpreted...
Mike Watt’s Hyphenated-Man is just about released. Artist Norton Wisdom, decided to film himself illustrating each of the album’s thirty song titles, which are based upon characters as specifically named as “Beak-Holding-Letter-Man” and “Boot-Wearing-Fish Man.” The video is rather hypnotic.
"As awful as it sounds, an album is simply a data dump now." — Jon Caramanica, New York Times , 1/1/21 I'm a few days late delivering my favorite "data dumps" selections for 2020. I have no excuses other than pure exhaustion and an embarrassing lack of motivation. Plus, I wanted to revisit some of these albums before I committed them to a list. On New Year's Eve, it came to light that the inimitable Daniel Dumile, a.k.a. MF DOOM, had passed away at the age of 49 two full months before anyone knew. He'd apparently died on Halloween. A mere two weeks ago, two (evidently posthumous) MF DOOM tracks produced by Flying Lotus and BADBADNOTGOOD surfaced. Doesn't really make the bad news any better, but it's something sweet for the ears at least. Omissions & Lamentations for 2020: I think 2020 should be an omission. It's already a lamentation. I'd like to be more active on the writing front moving forward and I'm in the process of pur
Behind on the 2020 Playlist , but I hope that doesn't discourage anyone from checking out some newest inclusions. _________________________________________ t ētēma : "Wait Till Mornin'" (via Speakeasy PR / Ipecac Recordings / YouTube) Album Preorder https://blixtmerchandise.shop/ipecac-music-store It's rare that a Mike Patton project is going to evade my curiosity as I've been a fan of his myriad projects since Faith No More 's Angel Dust and Mr. Bungle 's s/t debut remade my impressionable teenage brain. That said, some projects have been better than others obviously and the couple of singles I've heard now from this tētēma (Patton/ Anthony Pateras ) project are angling toward some familiar ground, but I remain enthusiastic. Necroscape is out April 4 via Ipecac Recordings. Ipecac.com Facebook.com/ipecac Twitter.com/ipecacrec Instagram.com/ipecacrecordings _________________________________________ Oval : &
Sleaford Mods Chubbed Up + Ipecac Recordings Released:11.29.14 Sleaford Mods is an interesting entity. Following much of the rhythmic and minimal throb of Factory-era post-punk and, of course, hip hop's rise from being a "sample sport," as Public Enemy once put it, to the largely trap-centric hit machine it is today, Sleaford Mods embodies a tirade-level synthesis of the two: a beat-powered device with which to bathe in poetic and profanity-laced commentary. The group (vocalist Jason Williamson and track maker Andrew Fearn ) gained some notoriety stateside with its 2013 release, Austerity Dogs , despite having been about five albums deep in its discography. The group's new release, Chubbed Up +, is a singles compilation that includes three previously unreleased tracks. It was released by Ipecac Recordings. The mostly repetitious loop'd loop of springy bass riffs and flat percussion offer Sleaford Mods the distinction of being the more sophistica