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That's probably the album I'd play for someone from 1994 to convince them that they are now in the future - except that it came out in 1994.

o. nate, Thursday, 7 August 2008 19:06 (eleven years ago) link

I love how he calls himself a 'recovering minimalist', the man never recovered. But the result is that as a sampling / collage artist he's staked out his own space at the polar opposite end of the playing field from John Oswald / Negativland / Steinski etc. -- instead of exploring ADD media overload and upping the ante with number of samples per second, he's the guy who takes a handful of pieces, or even just a single piece, or even just a few seconds of one piece, and spins it out for minutes to an hour, he finds the depth in moments that most people just walk by

the result is work that's so different that I'm not surprised he doesn't get as immediately associated with those other names, but he's just as critical a figure, and I own every album he's put out

Milton Parker, Thursday, 7 August 2008 19:28 (eleven years ago) link

& looking forward to his duet with Pauline Oliveros at SFEMF next month:

Milton Parker, Thursday, 7 August 2008 20:50 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

Al-Noor is incredible

(m)(m )(m b)(m bi)(m bis)(m biso) (m bison), Saturday, 1 May 2010 15:25 (ten years ago) link

yes. I thought it was the most successful all-the-way-through-album release of his since Mom's. I was suprised that it didn't get a lot more attention / reviews than it did, I just don't understand things really

Milton Parker, Monday, 3 May 2010 23:46 (ten years ago) link

if i'm not mistaken the second track ("flint's") is a cut-up of "barbie girl"? it is so bangin.

yeah for a few years there in the late 90's almost every single one of his concerts were different remixes of "Barbie Girl". every one very different, he was completely obsessed.

"Flint's" the most traditional one in that it's still mulched but you can almost dance to it. I almost thought he'd given up on putting it out but it's just overt enough that I think he was being cautious, but these days it's really looking obvious that the days of lawsuits are over. there are longer & better live versions floating around.

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 00:03 (ten years ago) link

that's rad, and there's no almost about it, that song is totally danceable

three years pass...

'Shing Kee' off Mom's is *incredible*. I want to listen to it all the time.

based entirely on 0:50-1:02 of track 16:

Milton Parker, Friday, 14 March 2014 22:45 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

I wasn’t familiar with Stone until this year but I’m listening to Baroo right now and it’s pretty great. One of two new albums this year.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 10 October 2019 01:53 (eight months ago) link

I really enjoyed his radio shows in the past, introduced me to vast oceans of sound

brimstead, Thursday, 10 October 2019 03:06 (eight months ago) link

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