FREAK SCENE: BLACK DICE’S ALBUM BEACHES AND CANYONS IS STILL REALLY IMPORTANT
There was a point—if I’m remembering correctly, somewhere around Black Dice’s 2005 release Broken Ear Record—where there was a rumor that Timbaland had approached Black Dice to tell them that he loved their music. It became one of those warm music industry stories that both vehemently denied and fervently accepted the concept that Timbaland was mining New York noise records for inspiration. I hope I never find out the truth about it. It points to outsider art as deeply important. Something that is loved by few, but for few that love it, something to cherish and forever return to.