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Fri, Jul. 11th, 2008 12:18 pm
Ben Butler & Mousepad, Eats Tapes, and The Rah Band

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Fri, Jul. 11th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)

I have a soft spot for those cheapo Lightning Bolt type videos; I honestly didn't know they had videos until pretty recently.

I guess I primarily remember this stuff as being back in like ... 2000-2001... people using hacked Gameboy soundchips and things like that. With the AIDS Wolf, it reminds me of that big synth punk/no-wave revival thing that happened around then, too. Lightning Bolt was popular, too... and so were Boredoms. I guess I'm just surprised it's the same stuff that's around... maybe in the past it felt like there were bigger demarcations as decades went on... early 90s v. late 90s, etc.

As far as stuff I'm into, I'm totally out to lunch these days... age 18-19 was probably when I was the most "with it". Lately I just like dreamy obscuro artists like Ariel Pink, Gary War, and Blank Dogs, and I'm also into whatever gets into that tribalism thing that's been popular, like Teeth Mountain or whatever... I like that artists are getting more into building and decaying rhythms rather than the constant krautrock chug, though with these bands it seems like its more of a Terry Riley and the Phantom Band deal.

My own personal bias is, I wish there were more weirdo pop, "smart pop" (whatever the hell that means), and stuff where there's this dark hazy spirituality looming in the background.


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