Posts filed under Woodsist

2017 (music)

2017 will be over soon. Good riddance. Current obsession, thanks Prez! Related Readings: 2017 Books (On Probabilistic Thinking, Technologies of Power, and Austerity & Poverty) Algiers, “The Underside of Power” Moor Mother & ONO play Resonance Series Catching Up #4 2016 Algiers, The Underside of Power (Matador Records, 2017) I suppose I was waiting for… (read more)

Pariuh, “Passed Lives’ Excessive Future” LP

There is an exuberance throughout Pariuh’s debut album that is among the most refreshing qualities I’ve heard in a punk album in some time. Certainly, there has been no shortage of great punk music in recent years, especially of the art-damaged and no wave variety. It is as though a group of outsider artists are… (read more)

ONO, Spooks 2a: Travis & test press art

While preparing for the release of Spooks, Travis completed a series of exquisite, detailed ink drawings on the test press labels. He produced two majors “motifs” or themes, and then recreated each scene on 12 test presses (x 2 LP) in vivid detail. The individual pieces feature variations, but the major imagery and storyline is the same across… (read more)

ONO, Spooks 1: P. Michael

To prepare for Spooks, I thought it was necessary to work directly with ONO to begin working with this extended and deep record. The album is unlike any ONO album to date, insofar as it captures more funky and soulful “traditional” sounds, while also effectively conveying the theatrical (in a good way) energy of the… (read more)