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Craig Taborn - The Val-Inc Remixes

Craig Taborn

The Val-Inc Remixes

Thirsty Ear Recordings

Released: 9th August 2004 | 4 track ep
Thirsty Ear is proud to present the inaugural release in new a series of Blue Series 12's. Expanding on the Blue Series? critically acclaimed explorations into the regions where jazz meets hip-hop and electronics, each release will feature remixes of material recorded by Blue Series artists, with no limit to the range of styles and visions that will be called upon to reinterpret the original works. Val-Inc has worked with renown artists Anthony Braxton, Vernon Reid, Geri Allen and Wadada Leo Smith. She has earned a reputation in the international electronic underground for her innovative production style, drawing on her Haitian heritage and skills as a percussionist as well as her avant-garde influences. Here she offers new takes on two tracks from Craig Taborn's upcoming 'Junk Magic.' Her remix of 'Shining Through' swirls violas, saxophones and synths into shifting textures which she underpins with a thick hip-hop beat. She twists 'The Golden Age' into something more tribal, incorporating chants and polyrhythmic drum programming. All Compositions by Craig Taborn Remixed by Val-Inc Craig Taborn: Piano, Keyboards, Programming David King: Drums Mat Maneri: Violas Aaron Stewart: Tenor Saxophone'
"essential EP...Taborn's piano winds paranoiac shapes around the two original tracks included here, Val-Inc opens out these sonic over-the-shoulder glances, somehow teasing lavish Reichian loops from the creaking source material. Beautiful."