On this 5 track EP LA based duo Qui demonstrate skillfully their ability to shape different elements and genres into their own brand of off-the-wall pop music. From the ballad-like acoustic guitar fingerpicking and pitch perfect vocal harmonies on ‘Treason’ to the almost manic math-rock on ‘Dad’, in a world full of copycats it’s refreshing to find a band so inimitable.
Qui formed in 2000 by Paul Christensen (drums/vocals) and Matt Cronk (guitar/vocals). From 2006 to 2013 David Yow (ex-Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard) ) joined them as vocalist. The band released three albums and several EPs and singles so far, on labels including Three One G and Ipecac Recordings.
‘How to Get Ideas’ was Produced by Deaf Nephews, mixed by Toshi Kasai, mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering. Features guest percussion and vocals by Dale Crover. The cover art, "Unicorn Peeing On Baby," was done by Nicole Orchard.
1. Rushing Lunch
Ole Coltrane (180g 45RPM)
John Coltrane's final album for Atlantic bookends the exploratory motifs he explores on his Impulse! debut, Africa/Brass,recorded concurrently, with each involving knotty rhythmic shifts and Spanish-derived textures. Bonding with an amazing band that includes pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and an uncredited Eric Dolphy (due to contractual reasons), Coltrane welcomes improvisations and ranging outside conventional parameters, all the while retaining melodic beauty. Yet the biggest attraction on the 1961 effort comes via the double-bass interplay between Art Davis and Reggie Workman, whose back-and-forth exchanges produce heat and cause the leader to up his own game. Mastered from the original master tapes, this dead-quiet 180g 45RPM 2LP set presents each pluck of the acoustic basses with tremendous body and decay. Long overdue for audiophile treatment, Olé Coltrane is ready for its closeup, and how.
A: Olé (Part 1)
Originally released in 1960, and on the heels of Giant Steps, Coltrane Jazz came in the midst of the saxophonist's peak Atlantic period. The album is among several recordings that Coltrane issued from 1959-1961, and which, ultimately, forever changed the face of music. Not surprisingly, Miles Davis' influence is felt throughout; his rhythm section is used on all but one selection. This reissue was mastered from the original master tapes at 45rpm with meticulous care, pressed on two 180gram LPs, and is housed in an old school tip-on style gatefold jacket. The essential edition of Coltrane Jazz.
How's Your Process?(Work) Clear/Blue/Black Vinyl
Io Sono Quel Che Sono B/W Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta (7")