31 Mai 2009

Sisters, I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To

DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues

This Album is so so good. My favourite electronic music release 2009 so far.
A hugely recommended piece of music.

A masterpiece of serenely melancholy and sublime deep house crafted with the skill and dedication of someone who you can truly believe lived this music at that time.
Tinkling pianos that seem to be submerged in water, airy flutes and a number of monologues dot the record. The most notable of the latter occurs on the first track of the record in which a voice tells us "There must be a hundred records with voiceovers asking 'what is house?' The answer is always some greeting card bullshit about life, love, happiness." ...

This is the rhythm of empty midtown dancefloors resonating with the difficulties of transgendered sex work, black market hormones, drug & alcohol addiction, racism, gender & sexual crises, unemployment, and censorship.
Check the story about this album from Terre Thaemlitz here