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Neneh Cherry and The Thing Stockholm, Sweden, European Union
A cool remix album with remixes from the acclaimed 'The Cherry Thing' album. Neneh Cherry & The Thing remix album out 12. Nov.
Neneh Cherry and The Thing - "What Reason Could I Give" (Kim Hiorthøy remix) taken from 'The Cherry Thing Remixes'. Released by: Smalltown Supersound. Release date: November 12th, 2012. Tracklisting: 1. What Reason Could I Give (Kim Hiorthøy remix) 2. Dream Baby Dream (Four Tet remix) 3. Accordion (Hortlax Cobra remix) 4. What Reason Could I Give (Carmen Villain remix) 5. Accordion (Jim O`Rourke remix) 6. Cashback (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas) 7. Sudden Moment (Merzbow remix) 8. Golden Heart (Nymph remix) 9. Dirt (Kurzmann remix) 10. Golden Heart (Poole Blount Legacy Dub) (Lasse Marhaug remix) Jim O'Rourke, Four Tet, Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas on Neneh Cherry and the Thing Remix Album: Earlier this year, Swedish pop star Neneh Cherry and free jazz group the Thing released their excellent collaborative album The Cherry Thing, which featured covers of tracks by Suicide, the Stooges, MF Doom, and more. On November 13 in the U.S. (November 12 everywhere else), Smalltown Supersound will release The Cherry Thing Remixes EP, which features remix work from Four Tet, Jim O'Rourke, Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas, Merzbow, John Eriksson of Peter Bjorn and John as Hortlax Cobra, and more. Above, check out Kim Hiorthøy's take on Cherry and the Thing's version of Ornette Coleman's "What Reason Could I Give", and grab the tracklist below. (We've heard Four Tet's remix of the Suicide cover "Dream Baby Dream" earlier.) © 2012 Pitchfork Media Inc. All rights reserved. Neneh Cherry: A born pioneer, Neneh fits naturally into the forefront of musical and social change, whether it's post-punk, rap, or giving the music world a new image of female pop stars. Biography: Sticking to your artistic guns is the code with which Neneh was raised. Her adaptive approach was moulded growing up on the road with her Swedish artist mother, Moki, and her step-father, world/free jazz trumpet great Don Cherry. Summers were spent in the Swedish forests; with Don's folks in Watts, L.A: or with the family of her percussionist father, Amadu Jah, in Sierra Leone. Those formative influences and experiences prepared Neneh for a lifetime of creating with talents as different as they are authentic. Starting out by joining key punk girl band, The Slits, Neneh next became the voice of renegade free-blowing post-punk bohoes, Rip, Rig and Panic and their successor, Float Up, C.P. After attracting further attention with her vocals on The The's classic, Slow Train To Dawn, Neneh became part of the Buffalos, the creative collective assembled by the late visionary visualizer Ray Petri, whose style so shaped the 1980s. Now a solo artist, Cherry hit big straight away with the worldwide hit singles Buffalo Stance, Manchild and Inna City Mamma from her debut album Raw Like Sushi. More followed, like Buddy X from the Homebrew & Man albums, which also featured Woman and 7 Seconds. While making each of her three solo albums matter, Neneh and her husband and partner Cameron McVey also set up their own production companies, the Cherry Bear Organization & Daddy Crusty. They helped spread Bristol's underground music scene internationally by nurturing the careers of Portishead with their Dummy album and Massive Attack's Blue Lines. Neneh also collaborated with hip-hoppers Biggie Smalls, The Jungle Brothers and Gang Starr. After the Man album, Neneh decided to focus attention on her family, and stayed home with her three daughters, shunning the limelight for a few years nit really surfacing publicly again until she was asked to guest in Damon Albarn's Gorillaz collective & her own family collective cirKus. Throughout, Neneh has maintained her passion for social issues. She has made music against AIDS with the Red Hot Organization and is tirelessly supportive of the United Nations efforts to eradicate African AIDS and malaria and for Debt Eradication programmes in the developing world. The Thing: “Absurdly cool” (DJ MAGAZINE) The trio of Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, and Paal Nilssen-Love was established in February 2000 during a series of concerts and a recording in Stockholm. The recordings were released in Sweden by the label Crazy Wisdom/Universal. This trio is a long wanted collaboration where the German, British and American tradition of free music is melded together in this Swedish-Norwegian trio where the energy is at its peak. The repertoire is collected from the music of legendary trumpeter Don Cherry who spent many of his years living in Stockholm. These are tunes that are rarely played and represent a period in Cherry’s life that was to inspire the Swedish jazz scene. Cherry’s son, Eagle Eye, wrote the liner notes for the CD (Gustafsson/Flaten/Nilssen-Love, “The Thing”, Crazy Wisdom) that was released in Europe in Spring 2001. The trio toured Sweden and Norway in February 2001 with American multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee who rarely appears in Scandinavia. The band recorded their next CD with Joe McPhee which was released in August at Oslo Jazzfestival 2001. The repertoire consists of compositions by James Blood Ulmer, Frank Lowe, PJ Harvey, White Stripes and Joe McPhee. The Thing with Joe McPhee, “She Knows…” was released on Crazy Wisdom/Universal. Joe McPhee is a legend within modern jazz music. With many recordings on different labels with musicians from the world, he has established himself as a contemporary, improvising musician above all. Today he is active in several groups including Trio X and the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, where he first met Mats Gustafsson. Mats Gustafsson is currently Sweden’s and perhaps Europe’s most well-known artist within free improvised music. He has established himself as a saxophonist with a broad repertoire of extended techniques on level with Evan Parker and John Butcher. He has also been inspired by the “Brötzmann-school” which demands volume above all else. Mats is also known through AALY trio and collaborations with Jim O´Rourke, Thurston More, Jaap Blonk, Paul Lovens and Barry Guy among others. Since their first collaboration in 1992, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love have established themselves as Norway’s heaviest rhythm-section through their work with the group Element. Today they are active in School Days with Ken Vandermark, the Scorch trio with Raoul Björkenheim, and Atomic.