Long before he sold 50 million records worldwide — and before he appeared alongside Warren Buffett on the cover of Fortune magazine, accumulated 10 Grammy Awards and became the CEO of his own record label — Jay-Z was living with his mom in the Marcy Houses housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, just trying to survive day by day.
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Jonathan Lethem, the acclaimed author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude, reads from and discusses his new book Chronic City, a gorgeous, searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies. Like Manhattan itself, Lethem’s newest masterpiece is beautiful and tawdry, tragic and forgiving, devastating and antic, a stand-in for the whole world and a place utterly unique.
In the Bronx, young people were plugging turntables into light posts to invent hip-hop. Along the Bowery, art-school kids were distilling rock music down to its essence to create punk. While others were leading the biggest uprising in western classical music since Stravinsky. It all happened over five years, in a space of less than 200 city blocks in New York City.
Fresh Poulp presents its 30th release with a brand new artist : Soundamantium. No that new indeed, as he appeared recently on Rafiralfiro’s "Istanbul Engloutie EP’s" as well as on our compilation "Octopus Two". Darklighter is the second album from Salim Malik aka Soundamantium, following the LP "Symphonia Absurdus", available on Jamendo. This new album is a trip through dark ambient music and world flavoured IDM, and features a collaboration from his friend Rafiralfiro.