mike ladd - vernacular homocide

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i like it.

ethan, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

and yes, i know. it's spelled like that on both the cover and the spine so i assume it's not an error. 'killing that which is the same' would be one possible interpretation, and a likely one given mike's idealogical leanings.

ethan, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

i was going to buy it already, but ethan really sold me on it describing one track as "can's 'paperhouse' with mc-ing."

jess, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

http://sandbox.pair.com/ images/ozo88815.gif

ethan, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I got the vinyl just the other day, cept it most definitely says HOMICIDE on it, and has a live-type photo on the cover. It's all great, partcularly the mentalist one with the pitched up soul vocal.

joel, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

the 10" isn't the same album as the cd release.

ethan, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

What's the deal with this...EP? How long? What label?

Jordan, Monday, 29 October 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

released on ozone. half b-sides, half new tracks. seven songs. his next full-length, titled 'negrophilia', will be out md 2002.

ethan, Monday, 29 October 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

he's also working on 'majesticons', the sequel to the infesticons project. he's apparently breaking his back trying to get the 'jiggy' sound down pat...

luv stevie

stevie, Monday, 29 October 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
Okay, Negrophilia was supposed to come out TODAY, yet still no evidence of it online (I'll check the store tonight). Of course the only Thirsty Ear release I'm still excited about would be the one that mysteriously never gets released.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 13:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The last few songs on Vernacular Homocide (CD vers) are really great creeped-out late night driving music.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 13:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

One of my friends is friends with Mike, and he made the new one sound pretty cool. Apparently Mike wrote the tunes, gave them to the Thirsty Ear crew to record, then took their recordings and re-fucked them up himself (as opposed to the El-P method of making a couple of loops, letting the jazz musicians noodle over them and slapping your name on the record).

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 14:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

his next full-length, titled 'negrophilia', will be out md 2002.

And it should be pretty good if he's been working on it for 2 1/2 + YEARS.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 14:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Foxwoods" is a beautiful song.

Softly Weeping at the Oki Dog (Ben Boyer), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 15:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Stopped at the record store during lunch, no trace (and they order all the Thirsty Ear releases). Aargh.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 19:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
And another release date come and gone.

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 1 November 2004 16:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
So, Negrophilia is finally out. It has some moments, but I'm largely underwhelmed. Everything I've heard from Nostalgiator hits harder, and themes/hooks are largely non-existent. I've only listened to it once or twice though.

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 15:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i've only heard a track. (off of salon.com of all places!!) i'm intigued tho.
m.

msp (msp), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 21:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

thirteen years pass...

https://medium.com/bountyradio/5-tracks-you-should-hear-this-week-67f4719b9e22

Arat Kilo — Toulo
Arat Kilo’s third album, entitled Visions Of Selam, is a wish for universal peace. Selam means Peace in Amharic. But it’s also the name of the Australopithecus fossil discovered in Afar. What would this individual, born 3 million years ago, think of this world? Malian singer Mamani Keita and rapper Mike Ladd join the Paris-based ethio-groove band Arat Kilo in their quest to explore this theme in their signature ethio-jazz style by blending in Mandinka vocals, rap, afrobeat, groove, dub & more.

j., Saturday, 1 December 2018 18:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wow i didn't realize he had released so many albums with vijay iyer in the past 10, uh, 15 years

j., Saturday, 1 December 2018 18:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.popmatters.com/interview-with-mike-ladd-2535188472.html

j., Saturday, 1 December 2018 18:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

rhythm section on this band is pretty canny

j., Saturday, 1 December 2018 19:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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