Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dick Hyman: The Age of Electronicus





Let's boogie. Dick conveniently forgot that Krautrock didn't exist yet with his tribal/sludge/techno stunner "Kolumbo"; "Give It Up or Turn It Loose" has a mid-tempo electronica groove that strongly presages LCD Soundsystem; "Alfie" is as sublime in its effervescence as a sunrise seen from orbit; and he can't help himself with his Bach-by-way-of-Walter-Carlos take on "Both Sides Now".

[PLEASE NOTE that several of these tracks retain the slight background crackle of vintage vinyl. If you've seen a close-up of the waveform of a single click and compared it to a sawtooth wave from a vintage synth, you'll know why I'm reticent to do automatic click removal on this record.]

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Give It Up Or Turn It Loose
Blackbird
Aquarius
Green Onions
Kolumbo
Time Is Tight
Alfie
Both Sides Now

LP audio & art

DISCLAIMER: To the best of my knowledge, this work is out of print and not available for purchase in any format. If you are the artist and are planning a reissue, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the blog. Also please get in touch if you’ve lost your art &/or sound masters and would like to talk with me about my restoration work.

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