Numero Group: By The Numbers

Introducing Mind & Matter and Jimmy “Jam” Harris (Age 18)
October 29, 2013, 3:30 pm
Filed under: Mind & Matter, Newsworthy, Purple Snow


Storm chasers anticipating Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound have no doubt noticed another menacing storm system in the form of Mind & Matter: 1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement). Recorded in the Fall of 1977, this 9-song basement odyssey captures one of Minneapolis’s most criminally overlooked ensembles, completing a sonic portrait initiated on their sought-after two-sider “I’m Under Your Spell” b/w “Sunshine Lady”. Benefitting from the sophisticated songwriting of Jimmy “Jam” Harris a decade prior to Janet Jackson’s ControlMind & Matter combines the twin-keyboard attack that would come to define the Twin City’s sound with a throw-back vocal quartet whose voices sound like Cadillac Coupes cruising in formation. As insane as Purple Snow is, Oliver Avenue is just as crazy—a hailstone amongst snowflakes.

Jimmy “Jam” Harris gave an awesome interview to UK magazine Dazed that you should definitely read right now. 

Mind & Matter’s 1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement) is available now on CD. The vinyl is right on its heels. We promise. 

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is this part of the subscription pkg?

Comment by Len Comaratta

Sadly no. The 2013 CD subscription is as follows.

NUM040 Good God! Apocryphal Hymns CD
NUM043 Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label CD
NUM047 Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label CD
NUM048 Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles CD
NUM049 Iasos: Celestial Soul Portrait CD
NUM050 Purple Snow 2CD+BOOK

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