Listed: First Nation + Scott Solter
Every song on NYC trio First Nation's debut record teeters on the brink of coherence. Over the course of eleven songs, every so often a brief musical moment topples over the edge, and ends up stuck in my head for the next day. Small wonder, then, that they are handpicked favorites of the blurriest band ever to become popular: the Animal Collective. Their record is out on Paw Tracks (owned and sorta operated by AC), and the ladies of First Nation spent much of the spring on tour with 'the Jaminals.' It might be that they are truly kindred spirits, but then again, maybe they just like the 'monkey and an otter song.' I know I do! First Nation's self-titled debut album is out now on Paw Tracks.
Nina and Kate made this list. Some of the artists are shared, some are more Nina and others more Kate. If Melissa were with us she would have had more to offer, both from the group and from her, I'm sure Lil Wayne would've been on her list.
1. Warrior Queen (w/the Bug, Sunship, etc.)
2. A favorite song now is "Taal Se Tall Mila," Soundtrack from the Bollywood movie Taal.
3. New Gang Gang set + album that comes out in the fall-radical, but super accessible. pop, our style...
4. Animal Collective
5. Kate Bush
6. Wu tang - Forever (the W).
7. Choubu Coubi! Folk and Pop Sounds from Iraq + other sublime frequencies.
8. Octis-Orthrelm-Ocrilim-Mick Barr!!!
9. J Dilla - RIP
11. DJ Mamaman's dancehall collection
12. Milton Nascimento - Clube de Esquina
13. Asha Bhosle
14. Last Smog record - A River Ain't too Much to Love
16. Neil Young - Cortez the Killer
17. Soldiers of Fortune + Endless Boogie shows
18. Kria Brekkan/Avey Tare live at the Stone.
19. David Banner's first album screwed
20. London grime
Scott lives in San Francisco, and makes his living as a studio engineer. He's recorded John Vanderslice, the Mountain Goats, Court & Spark, William Lazarus, and Tarentel, among many others. In addition to engineering at Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Studios, he runs his own recording space (formerly known as 15th street studios). His music is created mostly from processed guitars, as well as found objects and voices. His new release, One River, was recently released by Tell-All Records.
1. William Basinski - The River, The Disintegration Loops, WaterMusic...
3. Wendy Allen - SingerHas been invited into a number of records I've worked on and added that bright star off in the distance.
4. The Blue Ridge Parkway
5. Joel Peter Witkin - photographer
6. Harold Budd/Brian Eno - The Pearl
7. Chris Watson - Outside the Circle of Fire
8. African Head Charge - Songs of Praise
9. Vincent Gallo's records
10. PIL - Poptones
By Dusted Magazine