Author Archives: John L

IceBenders “no demographic”

The new album from IceBenders is officially released 31 August 2018. The album can be streamed on Bandcamp.

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Frustrated fan writes…

Dear Independent Band, When I heard your music streaming somewhere, I enjoyed it very much, and resolved to buy your CD, if you had released one. I googled [..]

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Sam Derchie “Nsubeto”

A song in the classic highlife style of the African Brothers (a band Sam played in while in Ghana). http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/samderchie Lead vocals, trumpet, and extra percussion recorded at [..]

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Paul Mbenna and the Lorikeet Orchestra

We did Paul’s vocals for this track here at CutSnake, and I was also involved in the cover design. CD Baby

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IceBenders EP “That Never Works”

Drums, bass, and pedal steel. Available on Bandcamp.

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Travel report #2: Sun Ra Arkestra

Sun Ra Arkestra, Philadelphia, June 25 2011. Audio recording: Love in Outer Space (mp3).

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Analogue and digital (slight return)

Tape is a more natural way to record than digital technology. Yes, if you think that suspending a zillion little magnetic rust particles in plastic and then telling [..]

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Travel report #1: TBC Brass Band

The TBC (To Be Continued) Brass Band at the Blue Nile in Frenchmen St, New Orleans, July 10 2011. Audio recording: Why You Worried ‘Bout Me? (mp3). ——————————————–

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Where ya been?

Yes, a long time between posts. Some of that time I’ve been travelling in the USA: New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami. I saw bands, and [..]

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Wild West: Scratch Another Day (Selected Recordings 1980-1981)

It’s taken a while for this album to become available. Mastered at CutSnake in December 2009. Lots of history…

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