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Mahjongg live at Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY 1/26/08
Mahjongg live at Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY 1/26/08
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LOCATION:Chicago, IL
MEMBERS:
  • Jeff Coruillo
  • Jorge Washington
  • G. Voyles
  • J.J. Johanspeter
  • former: Karyl Cientz
RELATED PROJECTS:
  • Cave
  • Waterbabies

This 6-piece migrated to Chicago from Columbia, MO a few years back. Kontpab is one of my favorite albums of the year; an eclectic, dense album of interlocking unconventional tribal rhythm and humanoid/robot hybrid electronic experimentation. Not what you'd expect from K Records, a label that tends to focus on northwest music. But I can't imagine anywhere that Mahjongg would really fit in. Their previous releases for the now-defunct Cold Crush label were sometimes compared to Gang of Four, but such clarity is no longer possible, and I'd say that's a good thing. Their live show involves two drum sets, a percussion station, guitar, bass, several electronic workstations, a vocoder, and a smoke machine. Last I saw them earlier this year, they played a song inspired by a Cambodian folk tune, which was apparently just recorded at Calvin Johnson's Dub Narcotic Studio, and I can't wait to hear.

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UPLOADED:11/26/2008
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fischyou on 08/04/09 at 04:07AM
I wear your T-Shirt from your concert here in Basel with Navel, cool stuff indeed.

cheerio
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jason on 09/16/09 at 06:03PM
I also wear a Mahjongg T-shirt, and the font's so unfamiliar that people don't even ask what it says, they ask "what language is that?"
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