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i'm interviewing them tomorrow. any burning questions people would like to put forward?
But i've never actually heard any of their music...
Someone was telling me once about how their housemate was listening to black dice downstairs and it sounded brilliant, but when they went down to listen to it, it sounded a bit crazy.
Maybe you could ask them about their views on the format of music as songs and albums?
kindly play 'Motorcycle' tomorrow evening at the Tufnell Park gig.
That would make me very happy.
im pretty sure they dont take requests you prick. anything else?
Last time I saw them was ATP 2004. I've always wondered why Beaches and Canyons is so different from their other records. Even the EPs and Creature Comforts that followed are very different although similar to all the other subsequent records. Although every album, including the latest one, is brilliant it does seem like they put together a masterpiece and then have just sat around being playful for the rest of their discography.
It could be that they felt it was too similar to Boredoms and they wanted a style of their own but I actually think it's better than any of Boredoms' records.
There wasn't a change in lineup or something like that that I've missed, was there?
I was also wondering what they think of the remixes and the fact that they're often treated like this band that creates all sorts of crazy sounds that no one else could come up with which others then grab little bits from to make accessible and amazing dance songs (DFA especially).
Just asking why they dropped in quality might be seen as kind of affrontish? He'd be the one to have to ask that question and it could be pretty awkward.
I'd imagine the anwser would just be because B&C wasn't the kind of music they wanted to make any nmore.
it might be noting.
Also all the good interviews i've read with them have been about the future rather than nearly like 5-10 years into the past.
I just personally think it's the best of their records and it sounds very different to the rest. The drummer thing is probably it as drums are a very big part of B&C.
I've obsessively gone out and bought every subsequent record by them the day it came out and think they're all ace. REPO is still growing on me but I have a feeling it could be one of my records of the year once I give it a bit of time.
I do get your point though. It reminds me of the most awkward interview question I've asked. I interviewed The Get Up Kids just after On A Wire came out and read out some comments from Amazon reviews of the record saying it was like the band had sent a bag of vomit to every one of their fans. I got quite a good answer too.
I also like the fact that there are officially at least two Black Dice fans in Watford.
quite a few watfordonian DiSers I think
Or is it randomly generated computer noise?
pretty sure none of it is computer generated.
it was awesome, really good line up. astral social club were brilliant too. black dice were really heavy in places, it was great!
I was there last night and it was indeed awesome, really enjoyed the bit of ducktails I caught too. I think I might have my hearing damaged now though, thanks black dice.
it was really great, chatted for about an hour, really nice guys. it'll be in the next issue of my zine
Most pretentious unnecessarily loud brainlessly simple attempt rubbish I've heard in years. Ruined the whole evening for me really. Experimental Dental School and Ducktails were brilliant, Black Dice were Black Dice. I wrote up an overlong review of it all but that pretty much sums up my thoughts.
Looking forward to reading the interview if I can track it down.
correct you slightly, i think you'll find that ''The feeling of deafening bass on the body is INCREDIBLE''
I think I've just had too much of it from all those Mogwai shows as a teenager and am possibly getting old.
Thanks for reading the review.
Ducktails which, aside from his pretty poor singing voice sounded quite interesting.
Experimental Dental School were fantastic. With their mid-song rhythm switches and off kilter drumming they reminded me a bit of lo-fi Deerhoof. Very entertaining.
I thought the first half of Astral Social Clubs set, with the violin was incredible. The drone built up really well and held its place just about long enough to make a really strong impact. However, their set closer with the screaming from random individuals of the audience was utterly pointless and painful on the ear. There was nothing musical or clever about it. Utter wank.
Black Dice slayed. Their set was pretty much faultless. No dullish segments or lapses in quality. I saw them on their tour last year but this was so much better. Really good gig. Same I missed the last tube home and had to walk 3 miles to Euston for the 2am train home. Still, it was worth it.
'choir' for ASC was particularly funny cos the group to the right of the stage didn't even have their mic plugged in!
i missed the last train back to reading so slept in paddington. great.
the 'choir' on the left who drowned everyone else out. Her pitchless din was funny at first but after her 19th burst of "laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" I got so bored I had to fetch me another Kronenbourg.
but I really wasn't a fan of Astral Social Club. It was unimpressive and appeared to be unimaginative in my opinion. I liked the pounding bass that started coming from the laptop, though. The 'choir' was gimmicky and sounded really bad. I'm sorry to say all of this. But yeah I thought the violin was overdone and was just lazy and a tad boring. Gah! I sound like I'm slating it too much, but I'm sorry...
Anyways! ANOTHER BLACK DICE FAN IN WATFORD HERE.
Great set, I loved it. I don't think I've ever experienced anything so loud in my life, as well.
I think you can't expect too much except from dynamics, "atmosphere", or whatever. Like I said it was mixed terribly too. You couldn't hear the choir until the very end. The soundcheck sounded like it was going to be awesome, then they overdrove the amps drowned out everything in white noise.
I'll lend you one of their CDs sometime, it's good shit.
the steel guitar was pretty much inaudible, for instance.
BUT i stand by the fact that the choir weren't exactly going to set the world on fire.
unlike some of the electronics, there was a definite smell of burning for a fair bit of time.
just play me an astral social club cd tomorrow, yeah?
but couldn't figure out what was going to explode.
Pleased to see another BD fan from Watford. There must be 4 or 5 of us now!
Saw Experimental Dental School in Berlin a few weeks ago, and they were great. Them and Black Dice on the same night sounds awesome. At least I'm going to see Black Dice again at Roskilde.
i also recorded black dice's set if anyone wants to check it out. i'll upload it tonight!
post a link up when you have one!
look forward to hearing it (again).