Static On The Wire

DFA protégé Holy Ghost drops a debut EP of electro magic

After three years of anticipation, DFA’s Holy Ghost delivers a set of nu-disco classics with their debut EP, Static On The Wire. Dropping today, 18 May 2010, its slick, retro stylings go beyond the surface, capturing the dance-floor grandeur of Giorgio Moroder and Bobby O with “Say My Name” and “I Will Come Back.” Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel established their name as deejays and …

The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985

Long the domain of obscurists and NYC musicologists, Bob Blank's Blank Tapes recording studio's long overdue retrospective (due out 2 February 2010) comes thanks to Strut Records. "The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985" looks at the cult producer's work, which tapped into Gotham's burgeoning underground music and art scene of the '70s and '80s, engineering some of disco's most innovative classics. The 13-track rarities …

Holiday Playlist 2007

Le Loup: The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly A weird mixture of banjos, percussion and computer sounds Le Loup creates an experimental sound that's still fun listening. Based on Sam Simkoff's original cheap recordings of a hodge-podge of inexpensive instruments, such as toy glockenspiels and an old banjo, and recorded using the microphone and recording software included with his …