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Julius Eastman (1940-1990), arranged by Horse Lords, featuring the voice of Abdu Ali
Com'on now baby, stay on it.
Change this thread on which we move
from invisible to hardly tangible.
With you movin and groovin on it,
making me feel fine as wine,
I don't have to find the MEANING,
because you will have filled in his most invisible
and intangible Majesty's place;
But only if you stay on it. You dig
Although his majesty does stay with it,
he can't stay on it. (Does that move you?)
Ties that move and break,
disappear, and return again, are not ties that
stay on it.
They are sometimy bonds. These bonds cause
screens like the Edge of Night, with
Ivory snow liquid to appear.
This is why baby cakes, I'm ringing you up
in order to replay this song message
so that you can get the feelin
O sweet boy
Because without the movin and the groovin,
the carin and the sharin,
the reelin and the feelin
I mean really.
-Julius Eastman, program note
for Stay on It (1973)
“With Julius, he was based in repetition, but here was a spirit of openness and improvisation. His scores, if they were written out that way, were often like jazz scores. He loved multiplying instruments – four pianos, ten cellos – so there was a real feeling of the presence of the instrument, not just using an instrument in some kind of equation, as a means to an end.” ~ Mary Jane Leach
Enough said. pt
A fluid progression from 'The New Breed'; Suite for Max Brown is a well-assembled body of sonic bliss. Parker delivers a deeply contemplative record that soothes the soul through visceral ambience, meditative runs and funked-out rhythms with a digital twist. whyfisucks.
this album has given me one of the most impactful musical experiences I've ever had. It was driving me crazy while I was listening to it, but somehow it managed to hook me, so I couldn't help but listen to it again and again and again. If it isn't art in its true form, then I don't know how to call it. Ivan Seal and The Caretaker, thank you for releasing this masterpiece. deebrok