Finally the recorded studio work of Bill Ylitalo as Otto Kentrol and Faceless has been assembled! Featuring hard to find post punk & no wave cuts from his EPs over the years and even delves into his four track demos. Across the post punk treasures you'll be gifted the work of luminaries such as Arto Lindsay, ECM's Steve Tibbetts, and more. Sax, strange electronic instruments, recitative vocals and sporadic bass, guitar and drums are spread over two LPs with liner notes by WFMU's Erick Bradshaw, host of Spin Age Blasters.
Beginning in the mid-’60s, musicians were filling the clubs with an irresistible combination of soul, R&B, and Afro-Cuban dance rhythms. By the turn of the decade, the style – known as “boogaloo” – had evolved, often integrating socially-conscious lyricism (in both English and Spanish), rock and funk influences, and a heavy dose of psychedelia. That sound is captured in Flash & The Dynamics’ The New York Sound, a 1971 rarity from the Fania Records vaults. The album, which marks the band’s sole title, blends traditional Latin melodies with distorted guitars, soulful psychedelia, and funky rhythms. Listeners will be transported to another era with jams like “Everybody’s Got Soul,” “Guajira Sicodélica,” and the trippy instrumental, “Electric Latin Soul.” Returning to vinyl for the first time in decades, The New York Sound features all-analog mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Housed in a tip-on jacket and pressed on 180-gram Purple vinyl at RTI for an optimal listening experience.