New Washtenaw music in the time of quarantine: Volume 8
Volume one is here.
Volume two is here.
Volume three is here.
Volume four is here.
Volume five is here.
Volume six is here.
Volume seven here.
Volume eight is below and features music/mixes from Dr. Pete Larson and his Cytotoxic Nyatiti Band, Mike List, JTC (Tadd Mullinex), Mike C, Gray Scot (Child Sleep), MEMCO members, Hannah Baiardi, Little Traps, Kirsten Carey, King Micah the Infamous, Charles Trees, Sean Curtis Patrick, and Mark Lansing and His Strange Brotherhood.
Dr. Pete Larson and his Cytotoxic Nyatiti Band follow their recent Dagoretti Records live album with a studio LP recorded at Willis Sound with Jim Roll. Pre-orders are up now; the first single is above. Larson's Ann Arbor-based Dagoretti Records continues its Lockdown Tapes series with the fifth volume being by Michigan percussionist Mike List.
Ann Arbor's Tadd Mullinx, fresh off a short documentary about his multifaceted electronic-music-making, provided the "Bopside Blend" mix for Mutant Radio under his JTC alias. The three-hour mix presents highlights from Mullinx's Bopside label.
Ann Arbor rapper Mike C has been busy, releasing his For the Hell of It Part 3 album and two videos: "Tough Talk" and “Story to Tell."
Gray Scot is Ypsilanti's Mary Fraser who plays songs as Child Sleep. But her Sympathetic Resonance series is comprised of 12-tone compositions based on numerology; volume 2 focues on astrological birth charts of friends and family.
Ann Arbor's Michigan Electronic Music Collective (MEMCO) members continue to throw down jams and mixes are a fervent pace. Bpasta has a track on the new Techno House Research Group comp, while Price and Haider Uppal continue the Exposure series of high-quality mixes.
"What Will Our Children Say" by Hannah Baiardi is the first single off her upcoming album, to be released later this year. In the meantime, you can keep you with the Ann Arbor jazz singer over at Hannah's Corner. Every Thursday night for the past two months, she's hosted other jazz folks on her Facebook Live, where they play together and discuss the music industry.
Ypsi's Little Traps were in the middle of recording its second record when COVID hit, but they managed to record a new song during quarantine, each sending recording at their homes.
U-M grad, Throwaway mastermind, co-leader of the Legend of Zelda band The Seven Sages, and all-around badass guitarist Kirsten Carey released her wild concept album The Adventures of Georgina Gingersnap Washington, Vol. 1.
Detroit-Ann Arbor rapper King Micah the Infamous released a catchy and uplifting video for his 2018 single "Sound Like Love," which follows two albums he made in 2020: Who Ever Knows and KINGMIGHTY.
Unauthorized Unrequited is a collection of disco edits by Ann Arbor DJ Charles Trees, and he also released For You, a remastered collection of dancefloor fillers he made between 2003-2013.
Ann Arbor's Sean Curtis Patrick continues his prolific quarantine run with another collection of beautiful ambiance. Check out our recent interview with him here.
Mark Lansing and His Strange Brotherhood released these tracks back in January -- so, The Before Times -- but I wanted to give it some shine anyway because it features the ace guitar stylings of AADL's own Fred Beldin.
Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.