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ROLAND YOUNG / Hearsay I-land / Palto Flats

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No Wave skronk. Drum machine primitivism. Sexual Harassment giving you a party at the Mudd Club.

Soul ballad synths and sampled choruses. Early`80s Lower East Side New Wave Funk and Proto-Message raps. Cassio Calypsos and outsider hymns.

To be honest, this collection of two early E.P.s by multi-instrumentalist Roland Young might only be of curiosity to someone, like me, who is a fan of Young`s far removed later work (issued and re-issued by Osaka`s wonderful EM), which combines electronics with his saxophones and clarinets into a New Age Ambient Jazz, if it weren`t for this piece of bubbling Electro:

“Lamuka”. “Abele Dance”. Nyra Bakiga`s “Cor Corora”. Baldelli`s Cosmic but more Beppe`s Afro.

Something about the melody of this track also has me thinking of a latter day Café Del Mar Classic:

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