Friday, October 10, 2008

Free MP3 from Polarity/1's Yankin' The Food Chain CD

Polarity/1 - "News Goo (The More You Watch, The less You Know)"
[Yankin' The Food Chain]

Yankin' The Food Chain is a genre-bending organism with a head full of singer/songwriter and a butt full of groove science from funk/hip hop to pan African World Beat. One song - News Goo (The More You Watch, The less You Know) has found its way on the soundtracks of two films about media. It's been played regularly for the past seven years by Amy Goodman on her Democracy Now syndicated broadcasts and has been downloaded by numerous college professors as a teaching aid for their classes on journalism and media.

"News Goo" includes an interesting battle between what we know versus what is really happening, and also the conflict between what we need versus what the government tells us we need. "So where's the news of a people left out?/ Put a camera in my face to hear me shout/But they don't want to hear what I shout about."

The music of Polarity/1 is exactly what the name suggests: conjoined opposites -- a mash up of new: cutting edge electronica/hip hop/nu-jazz and old; roots music of America (blues, funk, country, early jazz), Brazil (samba, pagoda, etc.) and West African groove science. Polarity also describes the dual streams of Polarity/1's musical output: songs and instrumentals.

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