The second full length by Capital D and Tone B Nimble as All Natural! Second Nature is jammed packed with 19 tracks featuring the cream of the Chicago underground and other guests including JUICE, Slug, Lone Catalysts, Mr. Greenweedz and others. The no-nonsense, sturdy beats and production is the most unifying factor here – with Capital D's unwavering devotion to Islam sometimes contrasting sharply with some of the more bragging and boasting of some of the guest MCs. Still, at it's best Second Nature is lyrically uncompromising and has an outlook as fresh as any new hip hop we've heard in a while. Tracks include "Second Nature", "Think Again", "The Next Mile", "Vegetarian", "Ill Advisory", "Stellar", "Uncle Sam", "Here's The Hate On Chicago", "Renaissance", "Godspeed", and "Future Is Now". CD has four extra tracks. CD
Two tracks of sample based back to the future hip hop influenced grooves. Jumping off from the MPC workouts of folks like Josh Davis, but with a clear nod to some of the finer moments of 70s funky fusion and electric jazz a la Miles, Herbie et al, all filtered through modern odd time signature sampler wizardry, these tracks are sure to please headphone surfers everywhere. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Nobukazu Takemura —
10th ... CD ThrillJockey, 2003. Used ...
Another wonderful CD from the fertile mind of Takemura-san! Moving slightly away from the skittering, percolating bent tone approach of some of the preceding albums, this CD has a number of nice song-form pieces with the sing song vocoded vocals almost suspended in space over the gentle electronic tonalities. Many of the numbers have a more straight forward rhythmic approach, with some nice pulsing interludes and bubbling electronics, a soundtrack to another childlike world of fantasy! 16 tracks in all, including "FallsLake", 'Wandering", "Machine's World", "A Puff Of Word", "Lost Treasure (4th version)", "Funny Illustrated Book", "Astral Beads" and "Polymorphism". CD
One of the best records of the post-post rock 90s – the masterful Directions In Music from Bundy K Brown, Doug Sharin and James Warden – a record that will sound fresh and insistent for as long as anyone's listening to it, standing up to the passing of time as well as any other instrumental avant rock album of the 90s, or earlier! 8 untitled pieces with guitar, bass and drums at the core of the sound, but with subtle, angular touches and textural manipulation adding depth without it ever getting too arty or difficult just for the sake of it – there's not a unnecessary particle or element to be found – and it's mesmerizing all the way. LP, Vinyl record album
Sue Garner & Rick Brown —
Still ... LP ThrillJockey, 2000. Used ...
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Reputedly only pressed in a quantity of 300, this is the first single to be released from Mouse on Mars' latest album, Idiology. A head on collision of frenetic scratching, deconstructed house vocals and pulsating beats that represent MoM's darkest grooves yet. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Tom Verlaine —
Around ... CD ThrillJockey, 2006. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tortoise's first single, and about the only thing you will find by them with vocals. "Lonesome Sound" is a great version of a Freakwater song about infant mortality, and the other songs are great examples of the Minutemen influenced spare grooves that Tortoise did so well in the early days. 7-inch, Vinyl record