Show 25: Adrian's Echo - An On-U Sound Special
The Awkward Sons of Patrick St... // 2300-0000 12.04.12
show 25: adrian's echo - an on-u sound special
Those two words alone could be the write-up for this week's show.
But The Awkward Sons are wordsmiths - linguistic sculptors carving knowledge shapes into the rocks of incomprehension.
Plus I've got loads of time to kill in work. Nice.
This week is all about On-U Sound, possibly the greatest record label the UK has ever seen. Well, in their '80s heyday, anyway. Back then, they were absolutely fucking untouchable. One listen to Mark Stewart's skull-shaving dub/industrial/funk/noise/post-punk (I know...!) masterpiece, Learning To Cope With Cowardice, is proof enough for any unbeliever.
Sherwood was the mastermind producer behind the label, turning ubiquitously incredible song-writing into head-scratching sonic perfection with the flick of an echo switch. For my money, he's up there with Tubby and Perry as one of the most important desk-wreckers in the history of modern music.
So, tonight is 60 minutes of Sherwood gold. Pretty much everything was either released by On-U Sound or features that incredible ahead-of-the-pack production. But in keeping with the label's continued irreverence for all things 'correct', there's the odd rinser that has no connection to the theme whatsoever, other than a loose historical connection with the label. I'm sure you'll cope admirably, though.
For lung-rupturing experimental dub with a huge post-punk/industrial low-end kick, you won't find anything else that even comes close.
Start writing those apology letters now - your neighbours are going to be fucking raging.
Posted at 12:44, 11th April 2012
|High Ideals And Crazy Dreams|
|Mark Stewart and Maffia||On-U-Sound|
|All Too Many|
|London Underground||Situation Two|
|Off The Beaten Track|
|The Missing Brazilians||On-U-Sound|
|Prince Far I||Daddy Kool|
|Yü-Gung (Adrian Sherwood Remix)|
|Voice of Authority||On-U-Sound|
|Annie Anxiety Bandez||One Little Indian|
|Life In The Arena|
|Threat To Creation|
|Creation Rebel and New Age Steppers||On-U-Sound|
|Pay It All Back|