DiS calls total-paedos Consumer Electronics /our total highlight of the weekend/ at Incubate Festival. Don't ever mention Consumer Electronics on your website again.
You may remember the thread I started about Consumer Electronics (and Con Dom) earlier in the year when discussing extreme themes in music.
At the time, I described a Consumer Electronics set thusly:
"The second set was by Consumer Electronics (Philip Best of Whitehouse's solo project, although he played with a full band). Anyone who's ever listened to anything Best has ever done will know the drill lyrically - stuff about rape, subjication of women yada yada yada. But it takes on a whole new dimension live. He's a bald, topless, overwight man in his late-40s wearing leather trousers and sunglasses. He has this homemade scrap book with, amongst other things, pictures of young pre-pubescent girls. He flicks through the book while the maelstrom of noise continues behind him, until he finds pictures of his 'favourite' girls. He then licks and kisses the picture 'sensuously', rubs it over his genitals, touches himself and so on. Written down here, or listened to on record, it all seems so extreme as to be silly, but when you see it live there's an un-nerving sense that he's not entirely joking (even if, similarly, he's not being entirely serious). Not that it makes much difference, but this guy has a PhD, so he's not an idiot - he knows what he's doing."
You can re-read that thread in full here: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4346433
Anyway, point is, I would be grateful if DiS could never discuss Consumer Electronics in an official capacity every again - let alone lavish them with them praise. The dickheads that use DiS to actually discuss/discover music already have their highly mainstream token bands for pretending they like stuff that's more 'extreme' than Belle & Sebastian (My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth etc). Please don't ruin the power electronics scene for some of us by pretending to like it in a desperate to look 'dangerous' and piss off mummy. At best, i'll let you name check Prurient to make yourselves look safely alternative if you must, but you're better off being true to yourselves and sticking to the Alligator vs Boxer debate. No one beleives you when you try to pretend you like anything that's not white boys with guitars anyway.
Consumer Electronics have a song called 'Co-opted by Cunts' - seems rather appropriate here.