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Week of June 29, 2011

Adrian Younge - 1969 Organ

Long before Black Dynamite popped the trunk, composer/producer Adrian Younge was hard at work on another soundtrack. When it surfaced in 2000, Venice Dawn appeared to be the music from a lost 1969 Italian film, but don’t bother looking for it on Netflix. The album itself, however, has been recently refined down to five tracks, remastered, and will be released as a free EP by Wax Poetics Records next month. Part King Crimson, part Air, the music—like “1969 Organ” heard here—shows the composer in his early form, obsessing over Italian soundtracks, ’70s synthesizers, moody instrumentals, sparse compositions, and funky drum breaks. Its rerelease eleven years later connects the dots between Black Dynamite, Younge’s early work, and his newest project, recorded under the aptly named moniker Venice Dawn. The new LP, Something About April, will be released by Wax Poetics Records in September.

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2 Responses to “Adrian Younge – 1969 Organ”

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  2. Alicia says:

    Adrian Lounge is very cool – must have definitely influenced more than a few :) maybe the likes of the kids who make CAKE – his seems to have something of a slower, cooler, jazzier upside down cake. Just thinking – no need to post though – just food for thought.

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