04 January, 2010

End of Month Music Tip-December 2009

Whatever is Isobel listening to???

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Rise Above began as a happy accident: cleaning out his parents' home, Dirty Projectors mastermind Dave Longstreth came across the empty cassette case for Black Flag's epochal debut album Damaged — "It was my jam," he's said, "probably the first music I ever got into" — and decided to rewrite the album, retaining only the lyrics. It's a radical makeover, with West African guitars, odd meters, chamber music interludes, transient noise-bursts, tastes of post-millennial r&b and dizzying female vocal arrangements that explode into plangent harmonic bombshells.
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