Various Artists - New York Noise: Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978-1982 (2003)
Pop/Rock, No Wave, Leftfield | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 71:08 Min | 503,09 Mb
Label: Soul Jazz Records (UK) | Cat.# SJR CD77 | Released: 2003-06-30 (1978-1982)
New York Noise covers roughly the same stretch of time as In the Beginning There Was Rhythm, another compilation from the reliable Soul Jazz label. There aren't any gaping stylistic gulfs between the two discs, but the geographic focus here is completely different. In the Beginning features post-punk groups from England, while this disc highlights the genre-bending and cultural cross-breeding that was taking place in New York City, synchronously, during the late '70s and early '80s. The disc takes in most of the movements that took root in the city during the era, from no wave to mutant disco to hip-hop to art funk and a handful of points in between all without overlapping a great deal with other sets that were released just before and just after, like Downtown 81, Rough Trade Post Punk 01, N.Y. No Wave, and a swollen reissue of ZE's Mutant Disco.