Scott Amendola is a drummer and central figure in the SF Bay Area music scene. As a founding member of the Nels Cline Singers and through his work both leading his own bands and with other legends the likes of Charlie Hunter, he has expanded the field at the intersection of jazz, experimental funk and… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Picks 10 Albums
50 Albums That Shaped a Young Marc Urselli
Marc Urselli is a 5-time nominated 3-time Grammy Award winning engineer, producer, mixer, and sound designer based out of New York City. He has recorded the likes of Mike Patton, Laurie Anderson, and has recorded all of John Zorn’s albums since 2007 (as well as some on Zorn’s label Tzadik). We asked of him the ridiculously unfair task… Read more »
Sylvia Massy Picks 10 Super-Influential Albums
Sylvia Massy is a master recording engineer known for her work with Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash and Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as her innovative and unorthodox recording methods. Her book, Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques came out last year and is an amazingly fun and enjoyable guide to… Read more »
Vernon Reid (Living Colour, Spectrum Road) Picks 10 Albums
Vernon Reid is the founding member, guitarist and primary songwriter of the metal-funk-rock-jazz outfit Living Colour, as well as guitarist in the Tony Williams tribute band Spectrum Road and Yohimbe Brothers with DJ Logic. We caught up with Vernon to talk about some of the albums that he has found inspiring over the years.
Blackbyrd McKnight (Parliament Funkadelic, Headhunters) Picks 10 Albums
Blackbyrd McKnight is a celebrated funk jazz guitarist who has played with everyone from The Headhunters to Red Hot Chili Peppers to George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. We caught up with Blackbyrd for a list of 10 albums that really blew his mind, and he hit us back with even more! Check out his picks below!
Matthew Dear Picks 10 Albums
Matthew Dear: “When tasked to list their 10 favorite albums one asks themselves, ‘Where do I even begin?’ These are the albums I find myself returning to most. Whether I’m at home, on a plane, in a hotel room late at night, or sharing some music with a friend, these are the ones that have… Read more »
Daniel Mintseris (St. Vincent) Picks 10 Albums
Daniel Mintseris, the keyboardist and programmer who plays in St. Vincent, picks 10 albums that have influenced him as an artist.
Juan Alderete (Racer X, Mars Volta, Deltron 3030) Picks 10 Albums
Juan Alderete de la Peña is a highly in-demand bass player who has lent his talents to everyone from Racer X to Mars Volta and continues to actively explores the highest sonic realms of bass playing. His website pedalsandeffects.com is an amazing resource for effects reviews and pedalboards, and he’s an all-around great guy. We caught up with Juan… Read more »
Joe Gore: “Ten Albums That Made My Head Explode”
Joe Gore, guitar wizard and former editor of Guitar Player magazine who has played with everyone from PJ Harvey to Tom Waits picks “Ten Albums That Made My Head Explode”.
Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum, EAR, Panda Bear) Picks 10 Favourite LP Gems
We’ve talked to Pete Kember, aka Sonic Boom, twice before on this blog: once in a interview about his music and adoration of vintage analog synthesizers and once again on the topic of Peter Zinovieff’s music. We caught up with him again as he was finishing up work on Panda Bear’s Crosswords EP for a list… Read more »
Navene K (Animals as Leaders) Picks 10 Albums
Navene Koperweis is perhaps best known for playing drums in the instrumental progressive metal outfit Animals as Leaders. He left the band in 2012 on amicable terms to strike out on his own in pursuit of experiments blending traditional drums with electronic music in a brand new way. He caught up with Navene to get… Read more »
Ramón Amezcua aka Bostich (Nortec Collective) Picks 10 Albums
Ramón Amezcua, aka Bostich, is a Tijuana based electronic music composer and producer. He is considered to be the Godfather of Nortec, a style of electronic music that combines elements of classic Tambora and Norteño music, instruments and rhythms with techno beats and production techniques. His project “Nortec Collective Presents Bostich+Fussible” has been nominated for several Grammy… Read more »
Alexey Protasov (Ambassador21) Picks 10 Albums
Alexey Protasov is one half of the Belarusian digital hardcore duo Ambassador21. We asked Alexey for a list of 10 albums that inspired him musically and he responded with this list of classic punk, gritty hardcore and subversive social commentary.
Krazy Baldhead Picks 10 Albums
Pierre-Antoine Grison, aka Krazy Baldhead, is a French electronic music artist on Ed Banger records. We asked Pierre for a list of 10 albums that really inspired him musically and he came back at us with this excellent- and diverse- list of jazz, hip-hop, electronic and classical music.
Julian Velard Picks 10 Albums
Julian Velard is a pianist, singer-songwriter and native New Yorker. We asked him for a list of 10 of his favorite albums and he responded with this excellent list of clever, fun singer-songwriters and mellow 70s productions.