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Obnox (Lamont Thomas): Templo del Sonido [RED VINYL] (Astral Spirits)

Ohio garage and free rock mainstay Lamont Thomas, AKA Obnox, was approached by Astral Spirits to make a free jazz record, the unexpected results sounding more like a rock record in a wild ride of noise, funk, electro, voice, and percussion, a savage album with the protest and pointed sensibilities of the early 60s; pressed on translucent red vinyl.
 

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Translucent Red Vinyl limited edition.

Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: AS046
Squidco Product Code: 26295

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Recorded at Whoa Mack studios, by Paul Maccarrone.


Personnel:

Lamont Thomas-drums, vocals, guitar, tambourine

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Artist Biographies:

Lamont Thomas is a Cleveland, Ohio drummer, percussionist, and multi-instrumentalist, known for the groups Bassholes, Compulsive Gamblers, Flipping Hades, My Uncle Wayne, Obnox, Puffy Areolas, This Moment In Black History and also his own Obnox project.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/751235-Lamont-Thomas)
10/20/2021

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track listing:


SIDE A



1. Stagger Lee Cain 1:15

2. America in a Blender 3:00

3. War Guitar 7:25

4. Names (feat. Kisha Nicole Foster & Ngina Payola) 4:05

5. Broke Socialite 4:04

6. Gotta Keep Fighting 3:26

SIDE B



1. Maxon Novakian 1:46

2. To the Depths 1:56

3. Captain Blackeye 5:17

4. Shade On 2:41

5. Mother/Sister 7:05
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"A few years ago I had this crazy idea...why not ask Obnox aka Lamont "Bim" Thomas to make a free jazz record? After seeing him on tour playing drums with Cleveland out-rock legends X_X, I just had to try and make it happen.. Bim, who is no stranger to making out-there genre defying records, surprised me a bit by happily agreeing. It seems a bit of a cliche to try and get rock people to make jazz records, or jazz folks to make rock records, but what the hell? Of all people, Obnox seemed like a pretty solid candidate.

Although it may not directly sound like it, to these ears it's an updated take on some of the late 70's free jazz LP's that, at the time, were panned by critics but now are being rediscovered...think Albert Ayler's "New Grass" (and come on let's acknowledge the deep Cleveland connection here), Archie Shepp's "Attica Blues," Larry Young's "Fuel", even reminds me of Tony Williams Lifetime at times." Bim has infused Templo Del Sonido with that same sense of urgency and protest. Like the 70's, we are once again in a time of protest and discontent with the world around us -- as Bim so elegantly states in the first lyrics of the album, "wake up...wake up...America...wake your punk ass up."-Astral Spirits


Translucent Red Vinyl limited edition.
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Vinyl Recordings
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Sound, Noise, &c.
Electro-Acoustic
Percussion & Drums
Unusual Vocal Forms
Solo Artist Recordings
New in Rock Forms


 
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