Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Music Thursday

Bill Laswell: Broken Toenail Gland (Innerhythmic, 2008)
Bill Laswell: literally interesting. This fantastic track is taken from his marvelous new record what he did make with some other chaps. It is a bit hip hop, a bit abstract beat poetry, a bit funk, a bit dub and, well, a bit great. It is definitely grown-ups music, but, while it knows how to eat a piece of grilled fish without dropping the majority of it over its freshly-pressed trousers, it is still alive to the very real possibility of a spot lunacy. And who wouldn't want a piece of that?

3 comments:

DeSelby said...

Rob One of my favouritist ever tracks is "Words of Advice" by William Burroughs and Bill Laswell (they really should have called themselves the two Billys or something) with the Lonesome Cowboy dispensing "a few simple admonitions for young and old" over a double slinky backing. I'm sure I've still got it somewhere. I used to love Ritual Beating System by Bahia Black which featured the fablis Wayne Shorter and also Bill's remix of St Miles on Panthalassa. I also used to love egg and milk chews but I've gone on a bit. A bientot.

Rob said...

hey Deselby: Are you familiar with this record? I think you'd really like it...

DeSelby said...

Thanks Rob, I'll check it out.