honestly? fuck knows talking to some people who say their into this stuff and certain other bands makes me wonder if my tastes ossified before they even started.how would you characterise yours?
Post-internet rave stuff — I find it interesting because it uses this glitchy aesthetic to reveal the technology it’s produced thru — manifests a cultural mood that feels really relevant to people of my generation who grew up with internet technologies, and then pushes that into a collective dance/rave music.
I find it quite interesting how conceptually this stuff and its 1000 chops per minute/supposed abrasiveness should in theory be quite standoffish and aggressive, but it ends up going the other way and the music actually ends up feeling quite meek and ineffectual because its been made to feel "extreme" or whatever
A lot of stuff has ended up like this to me over the last few years- if you think of post-spongebob dubstep, for example- wherein scenes become caricatures and the supposed aggression or toughness actually ends up being a signifier that the producer or crowd are anything but.
Terrible music to my ears to be honest. Truly awful.
im not convinced there is a groove for what its worth. theres a pulse, but not a groove. its more rudimentary than that.
I am glad I didn't grow up with the internet in my face tbh but you have no choice now- bombardment disorientation thats what i am calling it
At least Ross From Friends is getting people out dancing. In a room. Together.
The irony of bashing this modern house trend as 'decontextualised white boy vanity projects' is that is EXACTLY what Break/glitchcore was.
Doormouse, Shitmat, Alec Empire, Venetian Snares, Enduser, Bong-Ra, even Squarepusher. Isolated, decontextualised white boy projects each and every one.
you probably have an idiosyncratic conception of groove that includes the pogo stick bounce and all sorts of other things