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Rough Americana

by DJ Mutamassik & Morgan Craft

High energy live electronic grit-prov, using turntables and Stunt Guitar™ to create the hottest sounds in the world.
Genre: Electronic: Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rough Americana
5:08 album only
2. Air Raids
1:18 album only
3. Granma Dearest
4:38 album only
4. 74 M3
0:44 album only
5. Who Genius
3:26 album only
6. Pain & Pills
0:24 album only
7. The Sophisticated Traveller
0:33 album only
8. Calaloo
0:44 album only
9. Piss Security
1:41 album only
10. Filthy Lucre
1:28 album only
11. Pedestrian Zone
2:36 album only
12. E.S.L.
1:27 album only
13. Amid Debris
3:26 album only
14. Memphis USA
0:56 album only
15. Memphis Africa
1:31 album only
16. Permanent And Humane
1:03 album only
17. End
1:28 album only


Album Notes
Rough Americana.

Rough Americana is a band of two: DJ Mutamassik and Morgan Craft. The self-titled album was record-
ed live at Peter Karl's Studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Mutamassik wielded the vinyl, compactdiscs, cass-
ettes, and effects while Morgan brought the Stunt Guitar™. The album takes pretty much everything
under its wing, from the abstract oasis of the title track to the blistering, quick fire, real time sampling and
raging animal on the loose of Air Raids. Everything is sacred and nothing is profane here. Egyptian folk
beats nestle nicely up against radio transmissions and television remote controls pushed through guitar
pickups. Jello Biafra makes an appearance as well as Sun Ra, A.R. Luciani, Charles de Gaulle, some
wild ass punk band from the eighties, Ziad Rahbani,Cecil Taylor, etc. Everything is live here, no excep-
tions. But don't get the idea thatit's all about the sampling from these two; most of the tracks are straight
flesh and blood and wood and wire and rotary belt, twisted to meet the needs of two future thinking artists.

Discography: DJ Mutamassik
Mundo/Hyper Civilizado, Arto Lindsay(Warner Bros.), "Melting Pot" remix for King Chango(Luaka Bop),
"Cultural Alchemy Mix"(Soundlab Records), Wax Poetic(Atlantic Records), "War Booty"12"(soot records),
"Colapsus"(Sound-ink Records), "Product 3"(Trumystic Records), "Kmt Babomb USA"(Mercury Recs.)
"High Alert"12"(Sound-ink Recs.), "Bidoun"Dj mix(mispresents/U.A.E.)

Discography: Morgan Craft
"Blood on the Leaf" / Burnt Sugar(Trugroid Records), "The Rites" / Burnt Sugar(AvantGroid Records),
"Soul At The Hands Of The Machine" / Guillermo E. Brown(Thirsty Ear), "Mysterium" / Daniel Carter
& Eric Eigner(Eavesdrop Records), "Adagio"(Circle Of Light Recordings), "Quality" / Talib Kweli(MCA)

Concerts & Venues:
Seperately these two have gigged extensively around New York and beyond / some highlights include:
the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Knitting Factory, Tonic, Joe's Pub, Brooklyn Anchorage, Speed, CBGB's,
Central Park Summerstage, Webster Hall, Symphony Space, Bottom Line, Aaron Davis Hall, Lincoln
Center, Basement Bhangra, Konkrete Jungle, the Cooler, Nell's, Village Underground, Bowey Ballroom,
International shows include: Queen Elizabeth Hall/ Cairo Opera House/ Bet el Harrawi - Cairo, Egypt/
Jenaguru Festival - Harare, Zimbabwe/ Trans-musicales Festival - Rennes, France/ BellworkBelluard Art
Festival - Friburg, Switzerland/ Radio Nova, Cafe de la Danse, Divan du Monde - Paris, France/ Fujifilm
World Music Festival - Istanbul, Turkey/ WOMEX - Stockholm, Sweden/ Beursschowburg - Brussels,
Belgium/ Natjazz Festival - Bergen, Norway/ Link - Bologna, Italy/ Virgin Megastore & Bidoun@Kasbar-
Dubai, U.A.E.

Press Includes:
Cover of the Village Voice - December, 1997(Mutamassik), Option, The Wire, Rolling Stone, Vibe, URB,
XLR8R, African Sun Times, New York Times, Straight No Chaser, Le Monde, Alternative Press, Mtv News,
One World.

MORGAN CRAFT- stunt guitar. Has played with Butch Morris, Daniel Carter, Johnny Kemp, Burnt Sugar, Talib Kweli, Nona Hendryx, Pete Cosey, Carl Hancock Rux, Greg Osby, Christian Marclay, Meshell N'degeocello, Rhodri Davies, Anton Fig, Vernon Reid, Simon H. Fell, Beans from Anti Pop Consortium... etc. Has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.

MUTAMASSIK- turntables, tape recorder and effects. Has played with Arto Lindsay, Musicians of the Nile, Fathy Salama, Butch Morris, Burnt Sugar, Hamid Drake, Natacha Atlas, Bachir Mohamed(Master Musicians of Jajouka), Joan Osborne, Elliot Sharp, Marc Ribot,...etc. Has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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Crafty & Powerful
Your original musical concepts are crafty & powerful. Keep up the good work. I know you have much, much, much more music to bring to your faithful fans. Peace & Love.... Take Care, OAB III.