MP3 Pc Muńoz - The Trouble I'd Bring You
minimalist funk and poetry
18 MP3 Songs
SPOKEN WORD: With Music, URBAN/R&B: Funk
pc muĂ±oz began making a buzz in the Bay Area in the mid-90s, with Giant Step, his one-man experimental rap project, which earned rave reviews in the SF Bay Guardian. When Giant Step changed its name to Watercolor in 1993, pc veered away from "rapping" and began using a unique, speak-sing style which prompted at least journalists to dub muĂ±oz " a cross between Leonard Cohen and Prince."
During this time, muĂ±oz was also working as a drummer, playing for projects all across the musical spectrum: R&B, jazz, calypso, avant-garde instrumental, and gospel. His 5-year stint playing gospel included an exciting position as drummer/percussionist for gospel legend Dorothy Morrison (original singer of "Oh Happy Day").
In 1998, pc released this debut CD, "the trouble i''d bring you", which was praised by critics nationwide, and captured the attention of many in the avant-garde/new-music scene, including composer John Zorn, Jarboe of Swans, and longtime Funkadelic visual artist Pedro Bell.
In 2000, pc formed pc munoz and the amen corner, and went on to record the CMJ-charting CD, "a good deed in a weary world" in 2002, and the 2004 masterpiece, "california."
the amen corner consists of SF bass legend Stephen Smith, funk-rock guitar phenom CRAM, synthesizer whiz and Hammond organist Paul Ruxton, and percussionist/background vocalist Danny Zingarelli.
Excerpts from press reviews for "the trouble i''d bring you" are below:
"Creative. Rich. Crisp."
"...a fascinating amalgam of spoken-word, acid-jazz, and R & B..."
San Francisco Metropolitan
"...a good debut...beyond the call of regular pop music..."
"Great work. It''s all too rare to hear someone breaking new ground in the pop field."
John Zorn, Composer
"...dark, sexual, sensual, confessional, and confrontational--all at the same time...a poet."
"Excellent in its refreshing intimacy."
Jarboe, Recording Artist (Solo, Swans, Skin)
"...a patchwork of organic textures that play as experimental, but merge seamlessly...pc muĂ±oz has new ideas about combining sounds and rhythms."
"...lyrically as rich as double-fudge cake. One cannot help but get sucked into MuĂ±oz''s blissful misery."
Bay Arts and Music
"pc muĂ±oz is a powerful and innovative musician."
"...this strong, ambitious record...will stand apart from its peers for years to come."