Black Music Disaster

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I don’t know anything else about this June 5th Thirsty Ear release but I am anxious to hear it!

The press release:

Hailing from both the UK and US, Black Music Disaster is a super indie group featuring Spiritualized’s legendary J Spaceman, Spring Heel Jack’s multi-instrumental innovator John Coxon, acclaimed jazz icon Matthew Shipp and drummer extraordinaire Steve Noble.

The pace is set with the pulsating Farfisa organ, complimented by dueling psychedelic guitars and punctuated with explosive drums.

At times hypnotic, yet rapidly moving with wide dynamic sweeps, this highly unique sonic experience is unmatched in its ultimate musical journey.

Given these great musicians span such diverse musical backgrounds; the brilliance of this composition is how the genre differences just melt away.

As to the name, Matthew Shipp provides the keys to its origin: “William Parker had mentioned to me about a negative review of a concert he had performed with Cecil Taylor and Anthony Braxton in Italy in which the reviewer referred to the concert as a ‘‘black arts disaster.”

“Everyone thought that was funny and by the time the story got around through Chinese whispers it had changed to black music disaster–at which time we all looked at each other and said that is a great name for a CD.”

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