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12. 310 Downtown and Brooklyn Only (Album - The Leaf Label)
Three and four years may not be much time to wait to re-release an album, but when your first two albums are very limited releases and then your third album goes on to receive as much praise as 310s After All did, it may just be the right thing to do.
Musical anarchists and experimentalists Joseph Dierker (DJ and inventor) and Tim Donovan (top sound engineer bod) have been connecting through their music for a long time. And now their friendship, first nurtured as they both lived in New York, has survived their geographical separation. Like a game of musical ping pong, textures and layer upon layer of each track build and gather momentum as they are passed backwards and forwards across water and land, from one friend to another until the end result is reached.
The two albums featured here, Snorkelhouse and Aug 56 are equally as bizarre; more of a cleverly crafted collage of sounds than an accessible collection of tunes with a beginning, middle and end. Whale noises, jumbled with traffic and disjointed beats, unidentifiable murmurs and carefully delivered non-sequitares; their daring often borders on arrogance but nevertheless they manage get away with it. Their talent is obvious.
You should approach with caution because what you will hear could not possibly be what you expect to hear. But listen at your leisure, open your eyes, mind and senses to an incomparable, unclassifiable and often shocking sound.