Collection includes: 'Tidal' (1996); 'When The Pawn…' (1999); 'Extraordinary Machine' (2005), and 'The Idler Wheel…' (2012).
A live studio electric Chicago Blues and beyond record by the very TOP NYC blues cats. It is as authentic and driving as blues ever gets. Turn up loud and enjoy! Brooklyn Blues is the culmination of a few blues musicians walking into a recording studio with their gear, plugging in and rolling tape. That of course, is an over-simplification of the recording process, but it’s all the listener really needs to concern themselves with. Big Apple Blues is not a homage, but a continuation to the ‘living record’ of the Chicago-style electric blues of mid-century Middle America…
MLO (or Music of Life Orchestra) is a project of Jon Tye & Peter Smith who met in London, UK. It had a fairly short lifespan, from 1993 to 1997 or thereabouts. After the release of their third album Plastic Apple, things stalled as Tye spent more time working on his solo project Twisted Science.
One of the overly neglected but generally solid full-lengths from the ambient-house generation, Plastic Apple reveals influences from a range of sources. From the hip-hop lilt of the opener "DJ Food's Sonic Soup" to the tongue in cheek naturalism of the closer "Birds 'N' Flutes 'N' Shit," Tye and Smith reveal their sense of humor over a set of slightly chilled, completely inventive electronics.