me and luke were chatting about your list the other day.
he pointed out that me, him and reynolds have a relatively pop view of the nuum. celebrating bangers. venerating anthems. championing the 'flava' (to borrow si's vernacular) side to it rather than the techy end of the spectrum. sound collages not songs.
luke points to this list as a counterbalance to that orthodoxy.
what struck me about this tune from your list was that it manages to tick both boxes. being both a sound collage and pop song. that's the ideal really
Well that's why i like Si, for his writing, for his sci-fi neologisms, for the explosive prose.
but in terms of *learning stuff* a 2 liner discogs review can tell me more.
the thing is, for Turks in LDN the nuum doesn't exist. i don't think most of them even know what hardcore-jungle is. garage we do, very much so, but so do Pakistanis, all that 90s asian garage hype.
That in itself is interesting because it means I find myself in a double bind. On one hand I'm looking at this stuff like a true believer would, but on the other hand I'm a brown chatterbox nerd who should have been listening to fantasy fm in 1990, something, most probably i would have had abso-lutely no fucking idea of had i migrated to london in 86-87 and been working a crappy factory job whilst being taunted by NF thugs and the like.
That in itself is a weird asyncronic aspect.