Matthew Larkin Cassell
Let’s start by being honest – I knew nothing about MLC before hearing Alex Robinson from Stones Throw play ‘Heaven’ on the Dom Servini radio show. After a quick internet search and a couple of emails it turns out Stones Throw will be putting out a MLC compilation entitled ‘The Complete Works’ and I have been assured it is KILLLERRRR! If the description is to be believed I think I may agree: This anthology collects Bay Area soul-jazz singer/songwriter Matthew Larkin Cassell’s complete works (comprising his ‘Pieces’ album, an EP entitiled ‘Matt The Cat’, a 7″ single and a recently recorded and issued vinyl EP). Contains a 20 page booklet containing never before seen photos, liner notes, annotation and an extensive interview with Cassell. Contains ‘Heaven’, as sampled by Madlib for Madvillain ‘3.214’.