MING MING (MING MING DANCE CO.)
BORN | John Francis Lindsey
CITY | Allston
WEBSITE | myspace.com/mingmingdanceco
EQUIPMENT | Roland tb-303, Roland 404, Moog Opus 3, cello, Korg Electribe EM-1
PROGRAMS | No computers, just quarter-inch reel-to-reel and Tascam cassette four-track
LABEL | Waaga Records
LATEST RELEASE | "Crookline," on a Waaga Records compilation, January 2010
UPCOMING RELEASE | Debut full-length, spring 2011
DOWNLOAD NOW | "Crookline"
NEXT SHOW | TBA
In August, classically trained pianist and cellist John Francis Lindsey dropped out of Berklee and, fighting off boredom, rededicated himself to his Ming Ming project. The Virginia native and former organist for the Young Sinclairs landed his mailed-in demo as the lead track on a Waaga Records' compilation earlier this year, and the Sacramento-based label will release his debut full-length sometime in 2011. Although he describes the sound of "Crookline" as "nine and a half minutes of me dicking around," his new musical experiments track in a more prog-like direction. It's impossible to put a genre tag on Ming Ming's evolving, experimental, sometimes almost lounge-esque output. "Someone described it as 'floating in a swimming pool full of LSD while Timbaland beats the dudes from Suicide to death with his 808,' " he says, proudly. "Some people don't get it, and some people get into it."
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