An ambitious compilation of noise, electronic, hip-hop, free jazz, prog and experimental music, Strata- A Young Person’s Guide To Experimental Music
is a primer for those of any age. Featuring rare, new and unreleased tracks from: Create (!), Bizzart, Melk The G6-49, Lafcadio, Soul-Junk, MakeShift:Shelter, Manners For Husbands, Receptor Sight, Electric iLL
Collected from the Sounds Are Active
and Joyful Noise
record labels, Strata- A Young Person’s Guide To Experimental Music
, presents both previously unreleased and downloadable tracks with album cuts.
Long awaited, this split release collects two amazing EP’s from Viva Voce
’s Kevin Robinson
as Electric iLL and the Siamese Sisters
produced Vla Hemia
The first half collects the five sought after tracks from the much whispered of Vla Hemia
(MC Vinch Kashmir
and Siamese Sisters
). Think Golden Age Hip-Hop (Blowout Comb, Midnight Marauders, Juggaknots EP
) without a retro-wish to be fresh in ‘94. These tracks lack the stale same-ness of much of mainstream boom-bap.
is a sound for sore ears. Recruiting Soul-Junk
for phoned in (literally) raps and NY’s JSRockit
, who delivers a hilariously whimsical verse on “Non-Moley Yease”, the husband-half of the fantastical Viva Voce
, Kevin Robinson
lets his freak flag fly. On tracks like “Nurban Gowns” he duets with a Speak-N-Spell, and constructs lunchtray turntablism, elsewhere live saw and drumkit breaks collide and fedback guitars mask unwholesome lyrical patterns. Not to be missed.