Liquid Liquid

Liquid Liquid

by Liquid Liquid
     
 

The angular, bass-propelled funk grooves of Liquid Liquid laid the groundwork for post-rock bands like Tortoise and Ui more than a decade before the fact -- stripped of all excess and artifice, their hypnotically dub-like sound offered a starkly minimalist counterpoint to the prevailinglySee more details below

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The angular, bass-propelled funk grooves of Liquid Liquid laid the groundwork for post-rock bands like Tortoise and Ui more than a decade before the fact -- stripped of all excess and artifice, their hypnotically dub-like sound offered a starkly minimalist counterpoint to the prevailingly lush production of the concurrent disco movement, in the process impacting the development of everything from hip-hop to drum'n'bass. This superbly packaged, 18-track retrospective collects the sum of Liquid Liquid's official output, recorded between 1981 and 1983, and all things considered, it's remarkable just how prescient and modern the group's music really was. Although only the standout, "Cavern" (the basis for the Grandmaster Flash rap classic "White Lines"), is even remotely familiar in any strict sense, the remaining material, with its thickly fluid basslines and circular rhythms, will undoubtedly strike a chord of recognition in anyone versed in the sonic motifs of post-rock and electronica. Ui's Sasha Frere-Jones is thanked on the sleeve, but in truth he's the one owing the debt -- for all intents and purposes, post-rock (and a whole lot more) starts here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2008
Label:
Gr2 Classics
UPC:
0874402000094
catalogNumber:
20009

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Performance Credits

Liquid Liquid   Primary Artist
Elliott Sharp   Bass Clarinet
Dennis Young   Percussion,Marimbas,Roto Toms
Richard McGuire   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Melodica,Alarm Clock
Diaz   Metallophone,Gonza
Bill Kleinsmith   Conga,Berimbau
Richard Edson   Trumpet
Salvatore Principato   Percussion,Vocals
Scott Hartley   Percussion,Drums,talking drum

Technical Credits

Dennis Young   Contributor
Greg Curry   Engineer
Ben Drury   Cover Design
Richard McGuire   Contributor,Artwork
Perkin Barnes   Digital Editing
Diaz   Contributor
Bruce Tovsky   Engineer
Salvatore Principato   Contributor
Scott Hartley   Contributor

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