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Desert Island Dicks

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Desert Island Dicks are an arcane international collective who have released numerable musical recordings of various styles.

Little is known about their number or demographics, but acknowledged compositional influences include BBC Radio 4; hip-hop music; strong coffee; The Conet Project; /’60s jazz avant-garde: Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy , Sun Ra; John Zorn; Frank Zappa; Metal Machine Music; Negativland; John Oswald; The Evolution Control Committee; Cassetteboy; Osymyso; People Like Us; Futurism; Dada; Steve Reich; John Cage; The KLF; John Watermann; WFMU; NPR; Pauline Oliveros; Pynchon; DeLillo; David Foster Wallace.

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Albums
▪ “Bring Me the Head of Miles Davis and Other Jazz Luminaries” (Glitch City/Amoebic Industries, 2007)
▪ “Stretch Marks” (Glitch City/Amoebic Industries, 2008)
▪ “The Shades of Jazz to Come” (Amoebic Industries, 2009)
▪ “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (single; Amoebic Industries, 2010)
▪ “Clearance Sale” (split/collaborative LP with Where Woodwose Walk) (forthcoming, Amoebic Industries)
▪ “Drums/Bells/Rain” (forthcoming, Amoebic Industries)

Appearances
▪ “The House That Crack Built” (on Glitch Village, Vol. 1) compilation, Glitch City, 2007)
▪ “Nobody Driving” (on Glitch Village, Vol. 2) compilation, Glitch City, 2008)
▪ “To Mars by Balloon (Rapid Journey by Airship to the Upper World)” (on Glitch Village, Vol. 3) compilation, Glitch City, 2010)

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