John Carroll Kirby My Garden Stones Throw John Carroll Kirby is a keyboardist. He’s always made solo records that hover between new age and lite-jazz, a bit of ambient-meets-elevator; some dinner accompaniment or a soundtrack to induce somnolence.
Trance Farmers Dixie Crystals Leaving Records/Stones Throw With a treacly haze of murkiness hovering over and around the breathy vocals and spongy-twang guitar of Trance Farmers, aka Dayve Samek – a man who makes blues music for people who don’t ever listen to the blues – Dixie Crystals, the debut full-lengther (clocking in at just […]
Madlib The Beats [Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton – OST] Stones Throw Here’s Madlib’s first soundtrack – released on limited ed 10” vinyl (following an earlier cassette-only release). It’s the soundtrack to the Stones Throw documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (see here for my review of the Wellington event where the film was screened […]
J Dilla’s Donuts (33 1/3) Jordan Ferguson Bloomsbury Academic It’s sometimes worrying when a thoroughly modern album is approached as part of the 33 1/3 series. Maybe we’re more sympathetic with the passing of time, ready and open for nostalgia and of course, more simply, there’s more weight attached with the wait, the passing of […]
Peanut Butter Wolf + Our Vinyl Weights A Ton documentary Meow, Wellington Sunday, July 27 Peanut Butter Wolf, born Chris Manak, is a hip-hop DJ and producer and the founder of Stones Throw Records. His show in Wellington, the final from a series of dates around Australia and New Zealand accompanied a screening of the […]
Quasimoto Yessir Whatever Stones Throw Following a couple of albums – and a handful of singles – in the early 2000s Madlib put his Quasimoto character to rest. The side-project featured a pitched-up vocal, similar to Prince’s Camille alter-ego with a hint of the Gorillaz about the project too – an animated character, attempting […]
Myron & E. with The Soul Investigators Broadway Stones Throw If it’s on Stones Throw chances are it’s worth a go – unless we’re talking Mayer Hawthorne. Am I right? Am I right? Anyway, Myron Glasper and Eric Cooke did a similar sixties Motown soul-pop throwback thing to Hawthorne – but, you know, good! Whilst […]