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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Desert Island Dicks — "Stretch Marks" (GC049/AMP004)

Desert Island Dicks are an arcane international noise collective who have released numerable musical recordings of various styles. Little is known about their number or demographics, but acknowledged compositional influences include BBC Radio 4; hip-hop; strong coffee; The Conet Project; '60s jazz avant-garde: Coleman, Cherry, Taylor, Dolphy, Ra; John Zorn; The Evolution Control Committee; Zappa; The Fall; Metal Machine Music; Cassetteboy; Futurism; Dada; Reich; Cage; Penderecki; The KLF; John Watermann; WFMU.

Stretch Marks is the group's second full-length album. Recorded in 2007 and 2008, it was released jointly by Britain's Amoebic Industries and Australia/Netherlands-based Glitch City on April 30, 2008. The album inverts the concept of the previous album Bring Me the Head of Miles Davis..., which compressed three Miles Davis albums to a universal track length, by taking three of the biggest contemporary female-vocal pop music 45s and expanding them to vastly distended lengths, thus applying the jazz tenets of breathing space and free improvisation to a mode more traditionally defined by much stricter methodical structuring.

Track listing

  1. "Toxic (Niigata Minamata mix)" (Bloodshy & Avant, Dennis, Jonback, Dicks) – 10:32
  2. "Genie in a Bottle Bank (long version)" (Frank, Kipner, Sheyne, Dicks) – 18:32
  3. "Rehab (Betty Ford mix)" (Winehouse, Dicks) – 42:00


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