It's been way too long since I've listened to them. I remember liking Friday Afternoon in the Universe way better than Shack-man. I also liked It's a Jungle in Here but largely due to "Bemsha Swing" and "Syeeda's Song Flute", which were my first exposure to Monk or Coltrane. At the time, I thought Notes From Underground was sorta boring. I don't feel a need to go back and re-evaluate any of these, except maybe Friday Afternoon.
Saw MMW at GW Lisner during the first tour that they brought the DJ with them. The crowd was really weird because it was pretty evenly split between hippies and people literally wearing black turtlenecks. There was a lot of "shush"-ing going on that night. It was a great show to dance to though.
― getting good with gulags (beachville), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 18:26 (4 years ago) Permalink
i remember really liking the production & vibe on 'combustication', and loving the playing on the record they did with john scofield.
the jungle breaks and scratching are so lol '90s, it's great.
― the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 18:33 (4 years ago) Permalink
my friend will is playing with billy martin in brooklyn on feb 26th, I'm sure that will be rad.
― akm, Friday, 17 February 2012 21:41 (4 years ago) Permalink
― fauxmarc, Friday, 17 February 2012 21:58 (4 years ago) Permalink
So is it wrong for me to love Free Magic? It feels a little bit like a guilty pleasure, especially since I had been listening to a lot of Sun Ra and Anthony Braxton recently.
― FlappyPants, Thursday, 23 May 2013 16:08 (3 years ago) Permalink