Friday, March 21, 2008

Nicky Skopelitis - Next To Nothing

Guitarist Nicky Skopelitis has long been a Bill Laswell collaborator, appearing in a supporting role on countless Material and related albums. He has also taken center stage for several "solo" albums, which are more like Skopelitis-led Material albums. His first solo album was Next To Nothing on Virgin; it was released in 1989 and practically disappeared. It took me years to find a copy of the CD, but it eventually turned up during a casual browse of a used CD section. Backing up Skopelitis are Laswell (naturally) and Axiom label mainstays Ginger Baker, Simon Shaheen, and Aiyb Dieng, plus none other than Fred Frith on violin. Seven tracks, 35 minutes, CD rip @128 192 (by popular request), get it here or here.

6 comments:

S. said...

thanks :))

drfeelgoed said...

Many thanx, I've been looking for this album for ages!
I don't want to sound ungrateful, but would it be possible to make a higher quality rip, say 192 instead of 128?
I've got quite a bit of Laswell on mysite too if you're interested.

Fantod said...

You're welcome. Dr., the ripping is no problem, it's the uploading where I run into trouble: the larger the file, the more likely my connection drops at some point, and I have to start all over again. If I my connection gets more reliable I'll try to up a 192 rip, and I'll drop you a line at your (excellent) multiply site.

Dave said...

nice! glad to see someone talking about an amazing and very under-rated musician....

drfeelgoed said...

OK, thanx in advance. Solution could be to split the album into 2 zip files, so that they are still relatively easy to upload!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post!

Been looking for this album for years.

Wonderful!