Live Human – Monostereosis: The New Victrola Method (CD) (1999) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

Live Human - Monostereosis  The New Victrola Method

Formed in San Francisco’s Bay Area, Live Human form a 3-piece experimental hip-hop ensemble, consisting of Albert Mathias (drums) and Andrew Kushin (upright bass), alongside Carlos Aguiler (aka DJ Quest) – a member of Battle DJ collectives, The Space Travellers and The Bulletproof Scratch Hamsters.

A former DMC champion, who’s beaten off the likes of The Invisibl Skratch Picklz, in Live Human Quest acts as a pure turntablist, relying solely on his amazing sleights of wrist to flesh out Mathias and Kushin’s loose, live beats n’ bass chassis with a stunning, spontaneous display of scratchadelic skills. Check out the brief but awesome ‘G-Shroom’ for a stunning example of these skills – vinyl source material is chopped around and transformed, pushed and pulled to form a mad, sliced-up flow.

Occupying a unique space in the genres of both free-improvised jazz and hip-hop, Live Human’s performance consists of a free-flowing flux, with no instrument subordinate to any other.


01. Antiprologue (1:26)
02. Step Up (4:06)
03. Self I (3:07)
04. G. Shroom (1:09)
05. The E Pod (5:48)
06. One For D. (5:35)
07. Universal Friend 1 (0:57)
08. Fancy (5:03)
09. Plastic Time (1:26)
10. Onetwothree (5:49)
11. Orangebushmonkeyflower (5:40)
12. Al’s Exposure (5:15)
13. Grasshopper (4:56)
14. Percodan (7:00)
15. Universal Friend 2 (1:12)


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