Sunday, August 19, 2007

My friend Aaron recently mentioned he thought Jackson had a huge influence on the stuttering, cut-up, Ed Banger and co. sounds. I tend to agree. Here's a story I did for XLR8R awhile back (click the image for a larger version).

An excerpt:

The record cribs from his early flirtation with glitch, 80's electro and funk, but also emphasizes his early musical background as a drummer, albeit doing so via cut-up and recontextualized breaks.

If you haven't given the album a spin lately-- go back and check it out. I think you'll see how prescient his sound was. Now, I'm curious to see what he's going to do next. My guess is that his ultra fluid, 4/4 live sets will be a good indication of the next direction. In any case, I can't wait to hear it.

1 comment:

toby said...

t-t-totally dude! had the same thought while listening to his d.a.n.c.e. remix. hope he gets due props for whatever he does next.