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LiveHuman: ScratchBop

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LiveHuman: ScratchBop
La formula è quella del trio, ma con basso (Andrew Ross Kushin) e batteria (Albert Mathias) non c'è un piano, una chitarra o un sax, ma i giradischi di Dj Quest.

Non inganni l'inizio sornione e ambientale, a partire da "Miles From Miles" si viaggia a pieno regime, grazie al virtuosismo dei giradischi che innescano felicissimi cortocircuiti: con la tecnica dello scratching Dj Quest evoca infatti frammenti di assolo, li reitera, li piega alle circostante, dispone timbricamente di mille risorse.

L'idea di utilizzare i giradischi come uno strumento racconta con grande varietà di esiti quanto i vinili (la memoria che conservano) siano uno strumento flessibile nell'ambito dei linguaggi afroamericani: siano essi fonte di campionamenti per le basi dell'hip-hop e del r&b, oppure, come in questo caso, archivi da combinare in tempo reale.

Registrato dal vivo a San Francisco, questo disco del progetto LiveHuman è perfetto per orecchie curiose.

Track Listing

DJ Quest: turntables; Albert Mathias: drums; Andrew Ross Kushi: bass.

Personnel

A is 4 Ambient (intro); Miles From Miles; Rotten Rainbow; Magic 4 Beginners; Sheep Leap In Repeat; the Rub; Pretzel Talk; Sleepwaker; A is 4 Ambient(reprise); Death of a Satellite; Birdfood; A is 4 Ambient.

Album information

Title: ScratchBop | Year Released: 2017 | Record Label: Self Produced

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