Ten years ago, Brian Joseph Davis launched his first online project 10 Banned Albums Burned Then Played. He collected records that were banned — The Beatles, Mahler, Stravinsky, Prince, Dead Kennedys — then burned and warped them, played them on a record player and composited them into alchemic, rhythmic noise tracks. Their “texture” was physical texture — bumps, scratches, charring, and through it all, recognizable riffs and beats.
It took three needles and two turntables—the exceptionally warped copy of 2 Live Crew having ripped one tonearm right off.
Looking back, this project has evolved. His ProTools are outdated. Hostage fees that forced Davis to take down the archive work differently. And there are these handy SoundCloud embeds… Enjoy. Sounds amazing.
2 Live Crew