Monday, March 21, 2016

Daily best music in the world: end of the 80s with Bill Frisell

Another of my all time favorite records, Is That You? by Bill Frisell, with Joey Baron on drums. It's lightly flawed with an in-your-face overprocessed drum sound, produced by Wayne Horvitz, but whatever. It's not the first messed up drum sound in jazz. It's a dated sound, but it just makes me think of the movies Akira, and Robocop, and Terminator 2. Cyberpunk. It's technoid in that ruthless late 80s sort of way. It's an angular collection of tunes, but that works with the aesthetic I was describing above. The record still hooks you.

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