Roland Young – Hearsay I-Land


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Selections originally released on Flow Chart Records as I-Land and Hearsay Evidence. I-Land released in 1984 as Flow Chart Records FC 1002 Hearsay Evidence released in 1987 as Flow Chart Records FC 1003 All songs (c) Roland P. Young, Palto Flats 2013


The Guardian
“In 1980, Roland Young, a classically trained jazz clarinettist, was living in an apartment in Manhattan’s Kips Bay and making music in the studio he’d built in his bedroom, “so I could eat, take a shower, take a nap, wake up and go right into the studio, you know?” He adds: “Then go out and party all night.” Young is now 71 and living in Tel Aviv, but those years in New York have just been refreshed for him. Three decades on, the criminally overlooked music he made in that bedroom has been released as a record called Hearsay I-Land, and it’s a fine reissue.”

Test Pressing
“No Wave skronk. Drum machine primitivism. Sexual Harassment giving you a party at the Mudd Club. Soul ballad synths and sampled choruses. Early`80s Lower East Side New Wave Funk and Proto-Message raps. Cassio Calypsos and outsider hymns.”