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Negrophilia - The Album

Label: Thirsty Ear Recordings
Released: 2005
Track listing: 1. Fieldwork; 2. The french dig latinos too; 3. In perspective; 4. Shake it; 5. Worldwide shrink wrap; 6. Back at ya; 7. Appropriate metro; 8. Blond negress; 9. Sam and milli dine out; 10. Nancy and carl go christmas shopping; 11. Sleep patterns of black expatriates circa 1960.

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Mike Ladd: Negrophilia - The Album

Read "Negrophilia - The Album" reviewed by Rex  Butters


Mike Ladd's much anticipated followup to last year's highly praised In What Language reunites him with his collaborator on that project, keyboardist Vijay Iyer. What knocks this outing into unexpected sonic originality may be their co-collaborator, Guillermo E. Brown. Best known for his work with the David S. Ware Quartet and contributions to projects by Matthew ...

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Mike Ladd: Negrophilia - The Album

Read "Negrophilia - The Album" reviewed by John Kelman


With a sound that is as forward-looking as it is aware of the past, poet/programmer Mike Ladd follows up his collaboration with keyboardist Vijay Iyer on last year's acclaimed What Is Language? (Psi) with Negrophilia - The Album. This time it's under his name rather than Iyer's and, consequently, a more specific look at his own ...

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Mike Ladd: Negrophilia - The Album

Read "Negrophilia - The Album" reviewed by Farrell Lowe


William S. Burroughs turned the literary world on its ear with his “cut-up" style of writing. He simply chopped completed texts into pieces, mixed bunches of different texts together, then glued the results together into juxtaposed compositions. This often made for some interesting albeit convoluted reading. John Cage applied similar techniques to his writing and music ...

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Mike Ladd: Negrophilia - The Album

Read "Negrophilia - The Album" reviewed by James Taylor


With each new release from Thirsty Ear's Blue Series, I find myself saying, “This is it--the perfect synthesis of free jazz, hip hop and electronica (DJ Spooky's Optometry ); no, this is it--an even better aesthetic revelation (El-P's High Water )!" Not to sound redundant, but Mike Ladd's latest, a mind-blending tag team ...


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