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Charlie Looker

A guest mix for iheartnoise, exclusively featuring music made by New York artists within my lifetime . Something of a farewell to NYC before I move to LA. All of this hometown music has shaped me significantly.

A sonic “goodbye” to NYC compiled by Charlie Looker (Extra Life, Psalm Zero, Seaven Teares)! More than 20 tracks plucked from seemingly every possible genre – from metal (Immolation, Brutal Truth) to noise rock (Vaz, Swans, Unsane) to hip-hop (Mobb Deep, Kool Keith).
Charlie’s most recent solo release is Simple Answers, a digital album that came out in June of last year. Even with his move underway Charlie is still staying busy- Psalm Zero is recording a new album, there’s a solo European tour that will kick off on March 12 in France and there’s also a remix he recently did for Swiss band The View Electrical.


Immolation – Close to a World Below
Geryon – To Be Silenced
Child Abuse – Casual Fridays
Brutal Truth – Godplayer
Sick of it All – The Blood and the Sweat
Unsane – Scrape
Vaz – Elastik-C
Swans – New Mind
Couch Slut – Funeral Dyke
Vitapup – Dragonfly
Dr Dooom (Kool Keith) – Apartment 223
Nas, Raekwon & Mobb Deep – Eye for an Eye (Your Beef is Mine)
King Vision Ultra – Below
Death Ambient – A Dead Staphylococcus Looks Like a Skull & Broken Blue
Excepter – Kill People
A.R.E. Weapons – Fuck You, Pay Me
Skeletons – Rippers aka the Pillows
Sightings – Hush
Oneirogen – Oneirogen
William Parker & Hamid Drake – Chatima
Craig Taborn – Junk Magic
Diamanda Galas – I Put a Spell on You (Live)
Antony and the Johnsons – The Crying Light
Roomful of Teeth – Passacaglia
Kelly Moran – Halogen (Live)
Mivos Quartet: Alex Mincek – String Quartet No. 3
Morton Feldman – Coptic Light (1986)

Further Reading

National Sawdust
New Sounds
Week in Pop
The Seventh Hex
Can This Even Be Called Music?
Echoes and Dust
North of the Internet
Kaufman Music Center

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