For the Record: June 12, 2020 

Source: Night After Night.

The most potent new music I encountered this week – “GF SUC,” a dignified threnody for our present moment created by Keith Rowe, the veteran British improviser and founding member of the trailblazing collective AMM – appeared online yesterday, with almost no advance fanfare. The title, as might be evident to aficionados familiar with the Venn-diagram intersection of Rowe’s interests and those of Erstwhile Records founder Jon Abbey, stands for “George Floyd Screwed Up Click”—an acknowledgement that George Floyd, long before his murder in police custody on May 25 became a flashpoint for global protests, was Big Floyd, part of the extended posse surrounding iconic Houston hip-hop producer DJ Screw.

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