Flav-O-Pac: Memeograph I
Live fragments from Cultural Alchemy's Soundlab (NYC), mixed by Singe/Verb. Features contributions from DJ Spooky, Tarlouse v. Earshot, Llloop, Toshio Kajiwara, DJ Wally, DJ Soulslinger, M. Singe, I-Sound, Shizuo, DJ Mutamassik, Straylight, Byzar, The Black Slates Koolsilja, Taylor Tale. A great, community-defining collection/collage of NYC-based inspiration -- takes off from the roots of what the Home Entertainment label promised in the mid-90s to a flowing, multi-genre/generational flood. "For this compilation we took the catalog of audio data we'd collected and created temporal dissonance 'remixes'. Some of these trax are a mix-down of four or five different sets by the same artist. Some are different 'samples' recombined from a single live set. Local flavor is preserved for each artist represented (uniqueness of selection, particularity of the scratch, signature bass, etc.) All recorded live at Soundlab happenings. From eight floors up in Chinatown to the bass of the Brooklyn Bridge or an empty floor of a skyscraper, kung fu school or an open air market -- we were there. All part of an urban illbient community action. Future step is not amnesia."