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ARTIST
TITLE
The Sound of Konk
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SJR 090CD SJR 090CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/5/2004

Subtitled: Tales of the New York Underground 1981-88. "Soul Jazz Records are releasing this new compilation from the cult US Dance/Post-Punk group Konk. Konk first featured on Soul Jazz Records' earlier New York Noise (which also featured Arthur Russell, ESG and Liquid Liquid) this album compiles all their rare and classic material. Konk were formed in New York in 1980. They played an important part in the link between New York's Disco scene (Paradise Garage/Loft/Gallery etc) and the New York No Wave/Post-Punk scene (Liquid Liquid, ESG, James White etc). This compilation brings together the classic Konk recordings in the 1980s from their releases on labels as diverse as Rough Trade, Sleeping Bag, 99 Records, Les Disques Du Crepuscle and Celluloid. Konk's pioneering interest in electronic and musical technology also put them at the forefront of the burgeoning worlds of Electro/Hip-Hop and House. Their use of DJ mixers (breaking down a track to it's individual elements) predated the arrival of samplers and enabled DJs such as Larry Levan to extend their mixes to up to 25 minutes. As well as being a key group in New York's Post-Punk dance scene where they regularly played alongside groups such as Liquid Liquid, Bush Tetras, ESG, The Peech Boys and The Lounge Lizards, Konk found favour with DJs such as David Mancuso and the legendary Larry Levan and were one of a select few bands to play at both the Paradise Garage and the Loft. Konk featured in it's line up members of Jean Michel Basquiat's band Gray, Sonic Youth and members of Glenn Branca's ensemble. Founding member Dana Vlcek later went on to work with Francois Kervorkian. The wide range of it's members is reflected in the music which fuses Disco/Post-Punk/Electro/Latin and proto-House together. This new compilation makes available Konk's left-field Disco classics (many for the first time in twenty years!). The album also comes with extensive sleeve notes, interviews and photographs."