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  1. Z

    the Afro-American Roots of Kraftwerk

    i've bee saying this for ages, on this forum too, meeting with considerable objection. Thanks to David Toop for saying it during his recent lectures, and Tony Herrington for following up in the pages of The Wire: techno didn't emerge from tabula rasa, and Kraftwerk should be seen as firmly...
  2. sufi

    The new Ethnomusicology

    (Now i see why woebot never gets comments on his website, so we'll have to rehearse this discussion over here) i almost posted this some time back when i read this sycophancy http://www.utne.com/Arts/MP3-Music-Scavengers-World-Music-Experts.aspx bollocks, but interesting bollix nonetheless...
  3. W

    house and techno are bad

    this is something i need to get off my chest. 4/4 kicks are wrong. listening to planet rock last night it has the synth and drum machine that all the techno guys used but with, to my ears, a more interesting rhythm. there's a huge division in electronic music between 4/4 and non
  4. Z

    vinyl purists: you are boring. please stop.

    Martyn said about his Fabric 50: “I did the whole mix CD live just because I thought that was more honest than doing an Ableton DJ mix. It is how I would play live - not everything on the CD is perfect, but it’s not meant to be. That goes for my DJ sets and for my music as well; there’s always...
  5. S

    History Books

    Anyone want to recommend some? "Intelligent layman" sort of stuff, so ideally not ultra-specialized or densely theoretical, but not dumbed down either. Particular points of interest would be: * social / cultural / economic stuff rather than or as well as political and military * pre-roman...
  6. T

    i just looked at the 'search tag cloud' thing in the user profile here

    and it comes up with: 天野尚 *cums in a sock* animism vs. cybernetics aquacrunk baroness phwoaarr!-si belly full of crap blackathena black athena brave but foolish broad cumbucket butt doctor capitalism clenched epistle cunts dubstep fuck dog funky finney fush grubby t-shirt salesmen guru josh i'm...
  7. Z

    The (lack of the) Mysterious

    in a tangent from the Giving Up Coffee thread in which Chaotropic started telling amazing stories about his cryptozoological expeditions. it does make sense and i understand/agree with/am all for those reasons. but at the same time it also makes counter-sense: in the act of "destroying" the...
  8. V

    why do we sleep with pillows?

    eh?
  9. luka

    Magick!

    not me but some of you
  10. M

    Which 90s pop diva would you like to be your executioner?

    Say you've got a violent death fetish where you'd hit the ultimate orgasm should any 90s pop diva hang or garotte(or shoot, if you're a drip) you in a 15th century show trial in...Iran. Who would you pick?
  11. W

    What's the best flamewar topic?

    Why only music?
  12. Z

    Deeper Roots

    what little i know about revisionist history and the fictional divide between "east" and "west": during the first half of Greek empire everything came from Persia: food, music, technology, philosphy, mathematics, astronomy, religion, medicine, fashion, etc, etc, etc, etc. and it was not until...
  13. Z

    Deep Roots Documentary Series

    an irie holidays gift for Dissensians... but maybe you've all seen it already? -- this epic channel 4 documentary is the perfect way to spend some rainy days inside or have on in the background while passing the spliff with friends. awesome Lee Perry footage in the black ark (that man is...
  14. sufi

    Timbaland Steals Arabic Music

    some interesting issues about authorship & copyright & generally nice linkage for the massive :)
  15. nomos

    Yo, Hermeneutics » default AfroFuturism thread

    EDIT: Started this as a request thread but thinking we can do a little more with it -- Just a request. I'm hoping maybe someone can help me find something. I'm reading a lot right now about black science fiction and afro-futurism. I've pulled together a lot of the foundational stuff over the...
  16. T

    Race as an artifact of the racist's mind

    Over at Lenin's Tomb there's continual mention of this idea - that "race" or "races" do not exist anywhere but only as an artefact in the racist's mind. Lenin seems reluctant to go into the details of the theory - could any one of you intelligent chaps break it down for me or link me to some...
  17. M

    The ol' ethno-tourism question

    Sorry if this has come up in one of the other threads and I missed it, but has anyone heard Murs' verses on the topic of white people into hip-hop on the track 'And this is for'? The track's on his album with 9th Wonder, '3:16'. Pretty good I reckon, fairly equivocal in that he's acknowledging...
  18. M

    The Curse of "White Reggae"

    Why are white people so shit at playing reggae? How comes a Prince Far I platter can make the walls shake but The Police just sound like a mobile ringtone?
  19. craner

    Creative Genius at Walkers

    I just had a packet of Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding flavour crisps. That's what I call innovative.
  20. D

    prehistory/early civilization/mythology

    Anyone have any recommendation on books on the subject? Fiction or non-fiction as long as it is interesting. I am thinking along the lines of those bits in "Snowcrash" by Bruce Sterling that talk about Sumerian mythology. So I am not looking for a dry account of the beliefs of Sumerians for...
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