Tag: Sly & The Family Drone

aJazzNoise’s picks of 2020

Between COVID-19 putting a stop to touring, and Bandcamp Fridays, there’s been a lot of music released in 2020. The following are the albums that settled deepest into my heart, imagination and/or gut this year. In the proverbial no particular order… – Ferran Besalduch“Argonauta”(call it anything records) “…a gloriously artificial natural world… a self-contained ecosystem…




Sly & The Family Drone – Walk It Dry

Like most (all?) of Sly & the Family Drone’s output for me, Walk It Dry is far beyond words. (cue more words…) It bruises. It’s relentless. It can be heavy as fuck (heavier than most). And it can convey a quiet stiletto sense of dread.I put this on to wake me up.I put this on…




7 Questions for… Sly & the Family Drøne

Having deleted various bits of uninspired introductory text (“legendary live performances…, blah, blah…”), I’m going to go with Sly & the Family Drøne being one of those ‘needs no introduction’ outfits. So, just play the track and read on to find out what Matt Cargill has to say… 1. Name an experience that contributed to…




The Best Jazz & Noise of 2019…?

As a card-carrying pedant, of course this isn’t the “best” jazz and noise of the last year. It’s just what I like the most out of what I’ve heard… These are the albums that sum up 2019 for me – dense, disorientating, immersive, cathartic… and then there’s also a strong vein of what might be…




Sly & The Family Drone and Dead Neanderthals – Molar Wrench

Rene Aquarius Callum Buckland Matt Cargill Otto Kokke Colin Webster Ghoul Whispers Muck Man (Part 1) Muck Man (Part 2) Molar Wrench (37:04) Hominid Sounds 2017 Molar Wrench – the very title conjures up images of some kind of brutal emergency roadside dentistry carried out with the ubiquitous oily industrial pliers found in most tour…