STR4TA, Aspects  
STR4TA
Aspects
TIP  
GBR 1xLP 
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Release Year: 2021
Style: Funk & Soul
 
  Tracks  
  A1. Aspects
A2. Rhythm In Your Mind
A3. Dance Desire
A4. We Like It
B1. Steppers Crusade
B2. After The Rain (Vinyl Edit)
B3. Kinshasa FC
B4. Vision 9 (Vinyl Edit)
 
  OVERVIEW: Gilles Peterson has partnered with Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick to reinvigorate the loose, protean energy of the early-80s Brit-funk scene. STR4TA sees them mine new musical possibilities outof that shared formative era. On “Aspects”, they revisit that important period and the spirit that guided it: self-taught, DIY vitality, and a raucous energy built on live performance. Bringing a fresh slant to a sound first developed by groups like Atmosfear, Hi-Tension, Light of the World and Freeez – with Maunick, it should be noted, also a member of the latter two bands – it’s the first material that Maunick and Peterson have released together in over a decade.

It’s an idea that had been in the works for a while, but which was encouraged by a surprising catalyst: the award acceptance speech by Tyler, the Creator at the 2020 Brit Awards, where he shouted out the influence of “British funk from the 80s”. It was an acknowledgement of the particular sound that Maunick and his peers had honed, where their US influences were reoriented through their own circumstances. “Like everybody else who plays music, we tried to emulate our heroes,” Maunick says. “But we didn’t have the tools, we hadn’t studied music: were all playing by ear, and we were coming off bits and pieces that we liked off certain records.” This record is guided by the same ethos. An array of musical touchpoints have fed into the album’s direct, no-frills entries: each track’s parts are cut back to the bare bone. In writing and recording the album, the pair of them would work together to strike upon the point of departure – more naive, less considered – that had produced that killer Brit-funk sound. Peterson would dig out records that showed particular flashes or moods as jumping off points, and Maunick would then work with collaborators to build new directions out of those prompts or suggestions.

It’s the latest chapter in a story that started with Peterson interviewing Maunick in his parents’ garden shed, the first interview that the former had ever conducted. Later, they would reconnect to put out a string of celebrated Incognito albums on Peterson’s pioneering, now-defunct Talkin’ Loud imprint. Now, linking up once more, they unpick an under-appreciated flashpoint in a vital musical lineage, one which each of them has been instrumental in shaping.
 
      Wish List  
  Price: CHF 34.00   Add to Cart  
  Releases of the same artist  
  No items found ..  
  Releases of the same label  
  Gilles Peterson, Brownswood Bubblers Vol.11  
Gilles Peterson
Brownswood Bubblers Vol.11
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR 1xCD  Wish List
CHF 26.00 Restocking!
 
  Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band, Havana Club Rumba Sessions Part 1  
Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band
Havana Club Rumba Sessions Part 1
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR 12inch  Wish List
CHF 19.00 Restocking!
 
  Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band, Havana Club Rumba Sessions Part 2  
Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band
Havana Club Rumba Sessions Part 2
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR 12inch  Wish List
CHF 19.00 Restocking!
 
  Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band, Havana Club Rumba Sessions Part 3  
Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band
Havana Club Rumba Sessions Part 3
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR 12inch  Wish List
CHF 19.00 Restocking!
 
  Jose James, The Dreamer (LP+MP3/180g/Ltd.Ed.)  
Jose James
The Dreamer (LP+MP3/180g/Ltd.Ed.)
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 30.00 Add To Cart
 
  Kassa Overall, I Think I'm Good  
Kassa Overall
I Think I'm Good
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 35.00 Add To Cart
 
  Kokoroko, Kokoroko  
Kokoroko
Kokoroko
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR EP  Wish List
CHF 21.00 Restocking!
 
  Maisha, There Is A Place  
Maisha
There Is A Place
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 31.00 Add To Cart
 
  Owiny Sigoma Band, Nyanza  
Owiny Sigoma Band
Nyanza
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR 1xLP vg/vg Wish List
CHF 20.00 Add To Cart
 
  Various, Brownswood 10 Versions  
Various
Brownswood 10 Versions
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR 2xLP  Wish List
CHF 40.00 Restocking!
 
  Various, We Out Here  
Various
We Out Here
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR 2xLP  Wish List
CHF 35.00 Restocking!
 
  Yussef Kamaal, Black Focus  
Yussef Kamaal
Black Focus
[Brownswood Recordings]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 31.00 Restocking!
 
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Gary Bartz
Gary Bartz
[Jazz Is Dead]
Amanda Whiting
After Dark
[Jazzman]
Benny The Butcher
Burden Of Proof
[Griselda Records]
Freda Payne
We've Gotta Find A Way Back To Love
[Pressure Makes Diamonds]
Holy Hive
I Don't Envy Yesterdays
[Big Crown Records]
Hudson Mohawke
Hudson's Heeters
[Warp Records]
Kaidi Tatham
An Insight To All Minds
[First Word Records]
King Tubby
Dub Mix Up - Rare Dubs 1975 - 1979
[Jamaican Recordings]
Lexx Feat. Woolfy
Too Hot
[Phantom Island]
Los Yesterdays
Nobody's Clown
[Penrose]
Marc Mac
JA-MAYE-KA
[Omniverse ]
Michael Paul
Reggae Music
[Kalita Records]
Robert Cotter
Missing You
[WeWantSounds]
Roger Fakhr
Fine Anyway
[Habibi Funk]
Ruben Alexander
Jah Light
[Studio One]
Sam Gendel
DRM
[Nonesuch Records]
Scribble
Selected Works 1983-86
[Strangelove Music]
Sheila Tetteh-Quaye
Blue Skies
[That's Why Records]
Twit One
Objets Trouvés
[Melting Pot Music]
V/A
Funky Nuggets Spinning Vol. 1
[Got It Records]
V/A
Leon Gardner's Igloo Records
[Athens Of The North]
Whatitdo Archive Group
The Black Stone Affair
[Record Kicks]
Ze Bigode Orquestra, Melodiesinfonie
Tikulafe
[Little Beat More]
  1. V/A
The Key To Our Love Vol.1
 
  2. DJ Muggs The Black Goat
Dies Occidendum
 
  3. Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & London Symphony
Promises
 
  4. Roots
Roots
 
  5. Satoshi & Makoto
CZ-5000 Sounds & Sequences
 
  6. Willie The Kid
Capital Gains
 
  7. Work Money Death
The Space In Which The Uncontrollable Unknown Resides, Can Be The Place From Which Creation Arises
 
  8. Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique (Remastered)
 
  9. Benedek
Mr. Goods
 
  10. Benny The Butcher
Burden Of Proof