In 2012, the Voice doled out honors to David Earl Buddin, tabbing him New York's Best Composer for very good reason: he's a beer-swillin', chain-smokin', gloriously prolific pioneer of electronic music and ringleader of the honky tonkin' trio of high rolling drunkards, American Liberty League.
Tim Dahl Definitely not LiLo: David Earl Buddin with Karlheinz Stockhausen's muse, Kathinka Pasveer (r) and (from left) Dominica Michalowska and Virginie Batista
As soon as Buddin relocated to Brooklyn in 1999, he immediately fell into cahoots with a band of likeminded misfits including old college pal Tim Dahl (of jazz-mongering noiseniks Child Abuse and American Liberty League's synth splatterer) and from there valuable alliances would ultimately form.
BJ Rubin, mastermind of lounge-weirdo act Puttin' on the Ritz, serves as Buddin's manager, putting out his intrepid music via his Pukepos and Dick Move labels. And the composer appears regularly on Rubin's ingeniously wacked TV show, improvising terrorist Weasel Walter released the electronics sprawl Canticles via his ugEXPLODE label and Buddin's newest venture is experimental trio Nebadon with Talibam! drummer Kevin Shea and vocalist Dominika Michalowska.More »