Naive Ted – further teasings of The Minute Particulars?
What you may need to know…
01. Regular YMLT readers will be well-up on Naive Ted by now if they weren’t before. Lucha-masked weirdo beats king resident in Limrock.
02. Following up from 2015’s The Inevitable Heel Turn album this year will be The Minute Particulars, a series of collaborations and jams that, according to Ted’s representative Andy Connolly in last night’s Evening Echo, isn’t necessarily a formal album, either.
03. Streaming above is the found-footage vidjo for newly-released track Grind Manifest. This may or may not be part of the aforementioned project.
04. Naive Ted plays the Roundy in Cork tomorrow night at 10.45 as part of Quarter Block Party, triumphantly returning to a spot his performances have left worse for wear in the past.
Thoughts: The line between electronica and demented sound-art in Ted’s output continues to blur wildly.
01. Co-founder of the Community Skratch Games festival, and founder of the Unscene label/collective (see yesterday’s YMLT), Naive Ted is arguably one of the cornerstones of independent music in Ireland, in addition to his own ever-expanding body of increasingly experimental beat-tapes and production credits.
02. We’re reliably informed the follow-up to 2015 magnum opus The Inevitable Heel Turn is on the way.
03. Streaming above is a video released on the quiet over the post-Xmas/pre-New Year fug, for single Post-Factual (That Old Chestnut).
04. Appearing next at Quarter Block Party on North Main Street, Cork, from February 5th to 7th, where he’ll be performing all-new material which may or may not be new-LP-related. More info here.
Thoughts: More oddball beats and pieces with a reliably lo-fi feel, albeit a tad more ’90s-feeling in places. Looking forward to hearing where this might lead.
01. At last, an excuse to talk about the Don of weirdo Irish beats. One half of one-man duo Deviant and Naive Ted, the latter has struck out in recent times with some of the country’s most innovative music, meshing old-fashioned boom-bap and eclectic sampling with spiky noise and pop-culture references.
02. Having accosted decks around the country with his presence under various monikers and in various collectives over the past decade (including the positively outstanding Vince Mack Mahon), Ted has been a cornerstone of Irish hip-hop, from co-founding the Galway Community Skratch Games, to supplying tunes for New Japan Pro Wrestling’s baddest gaijin villains.
03. Last year’s full-length The Inevitable Heel Turnwas a bold jump from beats and noise into jazzy, exploratory territory.
04. New single Down The Tubes was released last night, with a little less than 36 hours left on his their customary two days’ free download on new material. Streaming above, also.
VERDICT: Ted’s excellent adventure into the murky depths of his own frame of reference & musical impulses continues. Yurt.