Formed in San Francisco's Bay Area, Live Human were a 3-piece experimental hip-hop ensemble, consisting of Albert Mathias (drums) and Andrew Kushin (upright bass) - both former members of jazz / improv collectives , alongside Carlos Aguiler (aka DJ Quest) - a member of renowned Battle DJ collectives, The Space Travellers and The Bulletproof Scratch Hamsters. Initially tracked down after the disc...
Initially tracked down after the discovery of a debut (live) LP, the band became the first artists to release an album on FatCat in March '99.
Following the success of their first FatCat 12" ('Improvisessions'), they released the album 'Monostereosis: the New Victrola Method' in March 1999. Occupying a unique space in the genres of both free-improvised jazz and hip-hop, no instrument here is subordinate to any other, and they instead utilised a processs they call 'live sampling', in which they draw freely from their own compositions in order to perpetually recontextualise and re-energise their own music.
A further 12" ('Orange Bush Monkey Flower') was released shortly after the album, before the group left to sign for the Matador label.
12" Vinyl Now Back In Store
Posted on Thursday, 30th June
We have just located very limited stock of the
following 12", click on the link to buy from our store but hurry as we only have a few copies!
We have just located very limited stock of the following 12", click on the link to buy from our store but hurry as we only have a few copies!
12FAT005 - Live Human / Improvisations
12FAT011 - Dylan Group - If I had been able...
12FAT015 - Heaven lamp - Sons of the sun
12FAT026 - Chasm / Bannlust - Split #5
12FAT027 - Matmos / Motion - Split #11
12FAT028 - Immense - Spontaneous Combustion
12FAT031 - Child & Read / Janskey Noise - Split #6
12FAT035 - Smith / Ludlow - rinsin' with the doctor
12FAT041 - Grain - Untitled 4
12FAT044 - Black Dice - Miles of Smiles
12FAT042 - QT? / Alejandra & Aeron - Split #13
12FAT046 - David Grubbs / Avey Tare - Split #16
12FAT048 - Ivytree / Chris Smith - Split #17