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11.07.2018

Listen: Carl Stone’s Great Album, Mom’s

“Carl Stone was one of the first contemporary composers to take a serious look at sampling technology, and Mom’s is his masterpiece”: So begins the All Music Guide review for Carl Stone’s great 1991 album, Mom’s. (Look for the link to the review in the comments.) To be more specific, the title track is a jubilant, kinetic symphony of ecstatic international samples, with brief bits of sounds from perhaps Mali, Haiti, Korea, and Poland cut into slivers and sculpted into a piece for contemporary dance. It’s like several hours of travel shows in 11 minutes. Listen.