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January 29, 2014 by Jutta

Scanning through various “Best Of…” end of year selections I came across this track by Lonnie Holley. It was included in Gilles Peterson’s annual selection for on-line mag Dummy and that in turn sent me off to Bandcamp and the label who released it Dust to Digital.

Lonnie - turntableLonnie Holley is a 63 year old self taught artist who has notched up a stack of You Tube views with a meandering but hypnotic 13 minute track he recorded with Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and Cole Alexander of Black Lips. The video simply documents the three of them recording and playing and it gives us expanded access to the working of this man’s mind and how it all came together including the metallic percussive accents that result from Holley tossing a sawblade, weights and other chunks of metal into a wheel barrow.

Holley is not best known as a musician but as…

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