I haven't heard their latest album, but everything up through and including The Dropper is pretty great. That album especially gets them points for experimenting with their sound/production in a dirty and non-cheesy way.
― Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 19:24 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 19:26 (11 years ago) Permalink
― nickalicious (nickalicious), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 19:37 (11 years ago) Permalink
I saw them live, and it was a whole big hippy-shake thing -- pretty good for a while, but then it made me sleepy. Overall, a fine outfit, but a little goes a long way for me.
― JesseFox (JesseFox), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 21:30 (11 years ago) Permalink
― sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 4 June 2003 21:58 (11 years ago) Permalink
Should I check out any MMW released in the last 10 years? I haven't even listened to the old stuff in that time period, but I see they're still producing. C/D S/D?
― i have a hot bagel waiting for me in my bed so ill say this: (kkvgz), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 13:50 (3 years ago) Permalink
i'm kinda curious about their album of zorn/masada compositions
― adult music person (Jordan), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 14:08 (3 years ago) Permalink
This band needs a S&D thread. Where to begin?
― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink
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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink
― fauxmarc, Friday, 17 February 2012 21:58 (2 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 (1 year ago) Permalink