09 Mar 2018 @ 12:08 AM 

Various – Hardcore Generation 97 – Top 100


FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. You can read FACT’s rundown of the 100 Best Albums of the 1990s here. If narrowing the 1990s down to 100 records was a tricky job, doing the same with the 1980s felt like squeezing various – Hardcore Generation 97 – Top 100 horse through a catflap.

Gather round: these are the 100 Best Albums of The 1980s. We’ll be counting them down over the course of the week, posting 20 records a day and concluding on Friday. In the late 70s, pioneering DJs scoured record stores across New York City for the breaks that would come to form the foundation of hip-hop. Roberts would turn this demand into a cottage industry, providing records for artists like Afrika Bambaataa. While he’s still best regarded for his work as half of legendary kosmiche music pioneers Cluster, Hans Joachim Roedelius’s solo outings were occasionally just as crucial. Whodini’s second LP was one of the first hip-hop LPs to score a platinum tag, but, eclipsed by the antics of the new school, it seems to have tumbled off of most casual fans’ bucket lists. Spoonie G, The Cold Crush Brothers and The Furious Five conspicuously failed to deliver.

Although I’m too young to have enjoyed this record at time of release, while I was growing up I had records that sampled tracks from Escape on heavy rotation. Koyaanisqatsi was the record that helped minimalist composer Philip Glass transition from being an artist loved by seemingly only an elite few to being a bona fide commercial success. Preceding the immensely popular Glassworks by a year, Koyaanisqatsi was the soundtrack to a wordless film, and demanded the attention of listeners and viewers alike. Philip Glass’ Koyaanisqatsi feels like a mantra adrift in space.

The repetitive motif that circles around and around throughout the record starts to transform like a hazy dream you can’t quite explain. I remember the first time I saw Koyaanisqatsi and it kind of blew me away. I was quite a bit younger and I don’t think I’d ever seen anything like that, without the use of any actual dialogue. B with a brand of soul music inflected with hip-hop, dance music, and African touches. Keep On Moving’ paired lush orchestration with clubwise grooves.

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