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|the social registry (usa) #tsr 040 lp|
interference “interference” double long playing record set
- excerpt #1, version 2 (4:32)
- interlude 1 (2:17)
- contempt (5:38)
- she said destroy (4:22)
- interlude 2 (2:25)
- number four (3:30)
- disambiguator (bubblyfish & glomag remix) (3:04)
- interference vs the 13 devils of syncopation (david last remix) (6:03)
- all or nothing (doily remix) (2:56)
- qpe #5 dub remix (qpe remix) (4:13)
- globalization report mixx (bingsang remix) (6:12)
- interferix (criterion remix) (3:09)
|january 2010 release ; neat work-up of this short-lived “downtown” art-punk group, featuring david linton (who’s all over those early glenn branca lps), anne demaranis (who co-curated the legendary 1981 white columns noisefest with thurston), and michael brown ... along with contributions from elliot sharp (whose bass clarinet playing kind of makes the two more “out” “interlude” pieces herein) and the swans’ sue hanel ...|
given linton’s subsequent involvement with the late-90s soundlab scene, it’s no surprise that there are some remixes tacked on to the original 1982 material, but it’s only broklyn beats’ heather & crito that “get” that this is already dance music ; their mixes jsut add a more pre-eminent thump to the esg / liquid liquid / contortions punk-funk goings-on ...
a pretty crucial set, esp. if you’re a student of this whole era / locale ... very nicely done edition with the two lps each housed in their own printed inner “disco” sleeve, slapped in a double-wide with a stapled / xerox’ed insert reprinting flyers and associated ephemera ...
|the social registry press release...|
the social registry tsr040 2xlp
street date: 01/26/2010
in recent years there has been no shortage of people trying to shine a light on the downtown nyc music scene of the early 1980s. a redrafting has occurred with each book or box set, with a cast list being based upon whatever recordings become commercially available. though this release might implicate us in this transgression, we would hope it at least challenges the convention, adding interference to that list and suggesting that revisionists might have left a few stones unturned.
forming out of the musical insurgence that was the noisefest at white columns gallery in 1981; interference coalesced around three key figures of new york’s downtown scene: anne demaranis, david linton and michael brown. demaranis had just parted ways with an early incarnation of sonic youth and co-curated the noisefest with thurston moore. linton had headed to nyc a few years earlier with then school/band mate lee renaldo, eventually hooking up with rhys chatham for a three year stretch. brown, then a twenty six year old phd candidate at nyu, had recently broke rank with rhys chatham and drafted a wholly unconventional percussive approach to the fender bass.
from their inception through their eventual fragmentation 30 months later, interference charted their course across the stages available to them: cbgbs, the mudd club, the kitchen, etc., ultimately swelling to a quartet with the addition of fellow rhys chatham veteran joe dizney. in 1982 they recorded this lp at radio city, engineered by don hunerberg (blondie, kiss, the ramones, sonic youth, live skull) and with guest appearances by elliot sharp and sue hanel (the swans). originally slated for release on josh baer and glen branca’s legendary neutral records, the record has remained unreleased, aside from a scant number of self-released cassettes.
after the bands demise, linton remained entrenched in the new york underground art and music scene, through involvement with the kitchen, the wooster group, and soundlab, which lead him to the early 21st century downtown electronic scene. it was from here that david recruited the remixers which make up the forward thinking companion lp of this release: david last, doily and criterion (broklyn beats), binsang aka toshio kajiwara (phenomena), qpe (agriculture) and the 8-bit gameboy tag team of bubblyfish & glomag.
this music, a quarter century old and born out of new york’s early eighties downtown music scene, still resonates with undiminished invention, and its merits are far beyond that of a musical artifact. with that the social registry is pleased to present the music of interference in its entirety for the first time. this deluxe double lp set includes both the original unissued lp, painstakingly remastered from the original master tapes, and couples it with an additional remix lp.