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In this episode:
We talk with musician J. Lace about his many musical projects.
Here are Doug's notes from the interview.
Tell us about your music and tell us what’s new!
Black Math on the FMA
http://onyxsystem.bigcartel.com/ (Black Math LP available)
bass in punk and hardcore bands in high school...96/97
grew up in New York and in Florida
Zines and shows at Women’s Center and such.
band members went to school in Gainsville and Tallahassee
Jim had a drumming learning curve
Nuclear Family has a cello player.
Bass played had a lot of connections from roadying for
Friends and Relatives Record label in Bloomington Indiana put out a Nuclear Family record
yamaha keyboard had some drums on it.
almost impossible to play the songs live in Black Math
Guitar, bass, drums...AND CELLO!
Nuclear Family was post-punk/garage
cello was better with Black Math than Nuclear Family
finally got an electric cello in Chicago, which had
Permanent Records carried local bands and stuff bands were pressing themselves. Cassettes
Why no two-sided?
it’s just not what you do!
lots of 8-track talk
Andrew the neighbor joined the band. He played guitar and bass.
Christine and Jim broke up, which ended the band.
He’s in a band named Population. It’s been in Chicago for four years.
Hopefully going to be an LP.
Spinning Clocks with Andrew. Keyboard, violin and some other stuff
WaxTrax was before his time. Alex turned Jim on to early Ministry.
Ministry is “laser printer” music Tom says.
Digital recorders like four-tracks
Jim uses Logic for recording software
What about E.T. Habit Records (Chicago artist's collective with 2 projects of mine)?
forming in a loose way in the last year or so.
Alex is a music scene friend.
E.T. Habit was a group.
strength in numbers. Lots of projects very different
Alex had a show on Friday...sorry we didn’t get this out in time. :)
“J. Lace and Alex Nova”
Just started putting the stamp on it
Are you just seeing where it goes?
No one really talks about it
No gang signs
First time people have elaborated
ET Habit’s last record
The bass player from Onyx System also on there
Just want to share!
Beware of the Blog was doing city-focused articles and Black Math got on the Chicago page
Black Math had a MySpace page
Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?
Keith runs a netlabel
Pan y Roses: http://www.panyrosasdiscos.net/about-2/
Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
Population just finished a recording. It’ll be out on Mass Media Records. In August they’ll be doing an east coast tour.
J. Lace and Alex Nova casette
Onyx System may have an album coming out
Spinning Clocks is just writing songs right now...it might