peter zummo (born 1948) is an american composer and musician. he plays the trombone, valve trombone, euphonium, synthesizer, other electronic instruments, and also sings. he is associated with the postminimalist and downtown aesthetics, and he describes his music as -minimalism plus a whole lot more.- hes well-known for his work with arthur russell. in this project for optimo, the listener can hear that my musical food pyramid has musicians at top, or maybe they are at the bottom. in any case, they are important. that is why, from track to track, i selected segments in which one player or another is featured in the take. some may think that we musicians do multiple takes to get the perfect performance, but i like to find the special interactions lurking in each excursion. different players came forward in each of the takes, which were recorded in the studios seaside lounge and headroom, in brooklyn, and live in performances at cube cinema, in bristol, u.k., as well as in long island city and on staten island, new york. in order to escape the tyranny of the lyric, i am exploring in this release the possibilities of nonsensical and non-emotional lyrics. these kinds of lyrics bring the singing voices into the mix without an overweening message. the tracks include open-form compositions in which the duration was not specified.
originally released in 1985 in an edition of 500 copies, this is the first time this album has been available on vinyl for nearly 30 years. peter zummo (born 1948) is an american composer and musician. he plays the trombone, valve trombone, euphonium, synthesizer, other electronic instruments, and also sings. he is associated with the postminimalist and downtown aesthetics, and he describes his music as >minimalism plus a whole lot more<.
MASTER MIX: RED HOT + ARTHUR RUSSEL (3X12 LP + MP3)
3x12" Vinyl UK07.01.15
master mix tells the story of arthur russell, exploring his music and ongoing relevance to a new generation of artists. showcasing the diversity of arthurs musical worlds, each artist reinterpreted one of his tracks in their own style in tribute to his influence. features tracks from hot chip, robyn, blood orange, sufjan stevens, jose gonzalez and many more. the triple vinyl lp includes a download code for the full album.
cd edition of michael mayers dj - kicks, tipp
michael mayer. credited by many as one of the leading tastemakers in dance music, his dj sets have influenced a generation (or two) of musici- ans and fans out there today. an artist that has never allowed time or age to slow him down michael mayer remains tirelessly motivated behind the dj decks, in the studio or behind his desk at kompakt, the company he co-owns and is up next on k7 s long running dj-kicks series.