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m_p_landis on 05/11/2011 at 11:00AM

Recommended Music: MUTWAWA "Necro Zulu"

Today I'd like to encourage you to check out some true undergound freak-squad music. Mutwawa, from Richmond, VA.

This 2-man unit combines mutated African rhythms and sounds, perhaps akin to the vibe of Konono No 1, with the gritty, experimental synth-stomp of Forcefield. Both members have long and impressive resumes: Jason Hodges is credited with samples and has played in the power-violence bass-n-drums band Suppression, freakout post-punk band The Amoeba Men, Bermuda Triangles... the list goes on. All of them highly recommended. Gary Stevens is credited with effects, and he is also the founding member of noise band Head Molt and for several years ran the infamous DIY house/venue The Rat-Ward. Again, I could go on...

Mutwawa - Live at Strange Matter - March 8, 2011 - Richmond, Virginia from Silver Persinger on Vimeo.

Embedded below is their first album "Necro Zulu" which can also be dowloaded. I have to point out that I love how this album is composed of songs. Mutwawa can do the noise band M.O. of cranking out one solid 15-minute set too, which works live (just check out how well they work that format in the video above), but I do appreciate the extra bit of self-editing that goes into boiling your material down to a batch of 2-3 minute highlights. It also makes an album that much more repeat-listenable for me, and this is a good one. Play this on something with some good bass.

 

CNP Records blog, Jason's record label  |  Rat-Ward blog, for all of Gary's projects 

[originally posted at WFMU's Beware of the Blog]

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blocsonic on 07/21/2010 at 01:43PM

Something new by CM aka Creative and Just Plain Ant!

CM aka Creative “I Got You”

Cover of CM aka Creative's 'I Got You'

The final maxi-single promoting CM’s “The Classic Material Completion Package XE” (which you should def check out if you haven’t already done so), we’ve got a couple more exclusive previously unreleased tracks for you to enjoy. Grab CM’s “I Got You” here!

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Just Plain Ant “This Is Madness (Just Plain Black)”

Cover of Just Plain Ant's 'This Is Madness (Just Plain Black)'

On July 27th blocSonic & Just Plain Sounds are dropping the next Just Plain Ant album, “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble”. With RYMR, the the world of netlabels collides with that of classic hip-hop. Among the album’s many talented collaborators is one notable guest that’s sure to grab a bit of attention. That special guest is none other than The Rhyme Animal aka The Hard Rhymer aka Mistachuck… that’s right… Public Enemy’s Chuck D!

Though, you’ll have to wait until the 27th to hear that distinct voice rhyming on Just Plain Ant production. For right now we’ve got the first maxi-single for you containing two fantastic album tracks featuring Black Liquid out of Richmond, Virginia and NOTE out of Cleveland, Ohio.

Grab Just Plain Ant’s “This Is Madness (Just Plain Black)” here!

In both releases we’ve included instrumentals and acapellas for your remixing pleasure. We encourage you to submit your remixes (in wav format) to our SoundCloud DropBox (We do ask that you use the lossless FLAC format for the best possible quality remixes). In the case of the Just Plain Ant single, your remix has a chance of being included on the next RYMR single!

As always… thanks for downloading and listening! Keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it… broadcast it!

Peace
Mike Gregoire
Founder/Curator blocSonic.com

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