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(Atomsmasher - s/t; James Plotkin of O.L.D., Khanate etc)
I'm going to judge you based on your response to it.
If you don't fancy that one, here's a single song by the same artist:
(O.L.D. - Underglass)
Respond to this instead.
but the production sounds really ropey (I appreciate that it's over 20 years old).
the transient & perhaps even illusory notion of modernity
and thus, paradoxically, achieves a sort of timelessness
The individual O.L.D song sounds nothing like the Atomsmasher album. How exactly is the response to that song a suitable substitute for the response to the album?
One's extremely noisy & confrontational, the other is elegant & restrained. Both are extremely complex & bizarre pieces of music by the same songwriter. I'm not going to say any more, yet. Someone should probably link a Khanate video for the hat-trick though :D
You are now trying changing the premise of the thread. I listened to the rest of the OLD album as a result of listening to Underglass.
The judging conceit was merely a device to hook DiSers' attentions. In your case, I'd say the thread has been an unqualified success :D
Quite like the rest of the OLD album now. Retro-futuristic is a good way to describe it now, 20 years after it was made.
you're a good listener & a better pedant ;)
I don't think it's the finest example of it's type, but yeah, it's alright. I've never seen him live, and with these things it's all about the live show, so it's a bit hard to comment.
(melt-banana are the best live band i've seen obv but they're a little different to this i think)
but I just feel that it reigns in on the traits that make the best of the more narrowly-focused digital hardcore and grindcore acts great. I dunno, I usually like stuff that tries to grab from everywhere, but although I do like it, it comes across as a little diluted to me.
Naked City would be the big one, I suppose.
Here's a link of them playing a show back in 1992: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYgsaeGWNHA
i guess i no longer have to imagine what they were like live :D
i'm probably going to sleep now but what i've heard of this video (with a couple of skips for variety's sake) is incendiary; astounding
if there's anything remotely this good happening in london you have to, like, PM me or something
any currently-operating analogues to naked city gratefully accepted in this thread too
i mean, who wasn't? all the losers obv
I'm sure someone who likes Mike Patton likes it.
Sorry. I'm a bit pissed.
there is no need for further judgement
Here's the thing:
We don't really need another noise record by someone who calls their songs "Pokemon Gangbang"
We don't really need an ironic, Fruity Loops take on Black Metal
It just feels like music for schoolboys.
Isn't this better:
there's a bit in anubis innertube where he stutter effects the vocals over double bass drum & reversed reverb cymbals which makes me feel things.
never gt into this one though.
every listen is as mesmerising as the first time I heard it.
It would have been great to have seen this live. Not sure how it would possibly work with all the trick drums and mulched vocals. It's a real shame Speedranch isn't making music anymore.