The recordings and performances for this track span more than 35 years, beginning with a cassette recording from my window in Marrakesh at 3:30 in the morning (when the best music often happens).




from How It Went Down, released September 22, 2019
Chris Cunningham: ambiences and tape manipulations, guitar, bass, tres, porch board kick drum, organ
Ivan Cunningham: alto sax
Pam Fleming: trumpet
Tim Otto: tenor sax

painting: Vicious Circle (detail) by J. Malczewski 1897


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a dark, resinous, and brutally elegant master shot of musical possibilities— lifting (with a vengeance) from many of the world's deepest groove pockets- East, West, and North African, 80's No Wave skronk, early 70's Miles, Sun Ra, and Good Old New Orleans Vampire Funk— and creating a unique and soul-twisting brand of high energy, postnational slipsync. ... more

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