The music of Live Human occupies a unique niche in the
genres of both free-improvised sound/music and instrumental
hip-hop. All three musicians bring to the ensemble a
strong sense of tradition from their own experiences
playing and performing in diverse musical situations.
07/21/00 Live Human
cause Peter Shapiro said so.
The trio proclaimed by The Wires Stone Cold Peter
Shapiro as ass-kicking will be doing their
non-violent thing live this Saturday, July 22 on Betalounge.com,
from 4pm-9pm Pacific time. We dont know exactly
what time the Live Human performance will begin and
end, but we cant think of a better excuse to stare
at a screen for several hours. And while were
on that subject, all of these so-called reality
tv programs are just a pathetic attempt to cripple the
actors union. What would you rather see, Robert
Urich emoting, or some nobody trying to start a campfire?
Take your time with this one.
07/05/00 Live Human
Glad we got to the bottom of this.
KUSF/Live Human moratorium an update
for the gravely concerned: A trustworthy and (some would
argue) handsome, source has confirmed that the reactionary,
and (some would argue) severe sentence that was levied
against Live Human several months ago by the notable
radio station KUSF, has been repealed. For a review
of events leading up to the recently lifted ban see
News Item: Things Are Getting Sticky (April
24, 2000, just below). Due to an overwhelming demand
for the offending stickers, please limit one per customer
while supplies last.
on the double
Starting today, Elephants
Bliss from the jaw-droppingly brilliant upcoming
Live Human album, Elefish Jellyphant is
available from this site in MP3. Enjoy it, learn from
it, and most of all, get ready to buy it.
06/06/00 Live Human
will be performing at Amoeba Records in San Francisco
(Haight Street) on Friday, July 14th, 2000 at 7PM, to
celebrate the release of Elefish Jellyphant.
Some did mention that maybe drinks with friends and
a quiet evening at a nice restaurant is also a good
way to celebrate, but its too late now. Weve
booked the advertisements and rented the P.A.
Live Human - Things Are Getting Sticky
A moratorium on playing the music of Live Human
has been put into effect at KUSF (University of San
Francisco). Allegedly, someone of great influence was
offended after discovering several tastefully placed,
self-adhesive decals bearing the band's logo on or near
the control room. There is currently no information
on the proposed duration of the ban. Free stickers available
upon request. Send a SASE to 134 Steiner St. San Francisco,
CA 94117 Limit one nuisance per customer.
03/27/00 The 2nd full-length
from San Franciscos Live Human, Elefish
Jellyphant has just been completed and is scheduled
for Matador release this summer. Albert, Andrew and
DJ Quests previous full-length, Monostereosis,
has just been reissued in the U.S. by Hip Hop Slam.
If you'd like to read about Live Human (and you know
you would), there's a fine article about them that can
be found at the San
Francisco Weekly. If youre pressed for time
and feel like trusting us, here's the scoop Live
Human obliterate musical divisions and serve as superglue
between elements of improvisational jazz, experimental
hip hop, daredevil turntablism and live sampling. Their
previous releases on Fat Cat and their own Cosmic label
have set pretty high standards to match, but we sincerely
doubt anyone will be disappointed in Elefish Jellyfant.
Live Human are toiling away in a
place they like to call the studio working
on their Matador debut. Prior to this monumental release,
Hip Hop Slam will be reissuing last years Monosterosis
on March 12. No less an authority than Damon Albarn
has called Live Human his favorite new British band,
which is no small achievement seeing as they are from
San Francisco. [...]