label:SOUL JAZZ (UK)


A1. Liquid Liquid / Optimo
A2. The Contortions / Contort Yourself
A3. Konk / Elephant
A4. impLOG / Holland Tunnel Dive
B1. Chain Gang / Son Of Sam
B2. Bush Tetras / You Can't Be Funky
B3. Material / Reduction
B4. Mars / Helen Forsdale
B5. Lizzy Mercier Descloux / Wawa
C1. Theoretical Girls / You Got Me
C2. Konk / Baby Dee
C3. Mars / 3-E
C4. Bush Tetras / Too Many Creeps
D1. Arto / Neto / Pini, Pini
D2. Alan Vega / Bye Bye Bayou
D3. impLOG / Breakfast

Soul Jazz Records new 20th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023 of Soul Jazz Records New York Noise: Dance Music from The New York Underground 1978-82. //

New York Noise is a comprehensive look at the post-punk and no wave era, a short period in time whose influence is still immeasurable and sensed today. The Guardian //

One of the most satisfying archival collections, Soul Jazzs compilation New York Noise 1978-1982, gathers far-reaching tracks from such diverse acts as Liquid Liquid, Material, and Glenn Branca. Pitchfork //

This new 2023 edition features classic New York post-punk, punk funk, synth wave and no wave tracks from Arthur Russell/Dinosaur L, James White and the Contortions, The Theoretical Girls, Mars, Konk, Material, Bush Tetras, Lizzy Mercier Descloux alongside rare tracks by the likes of Alan Vega (Suicide), Chain Gang and Implog.

New York Noise sums up the point in time and space where dance music and punk rock first met as New Yorks No Wave artists such as Glenn Branca, James White alongside new york dance musics experimental pioneers such as Arthur Russell (Dinosaur l), Bill Laswell (Material), and Konk created new musical art forms out of this union. //

Compilations like this are necessary because they document bygone fragments of time and keep them alive for younger generations. Compilations like this are dangerous because they tend to fall in the hands of young bands who spend more time looking behind than ahead. All Music (This is a 2023 Record Store Day release.)

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