Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Hecuba is an electronic duo whose sounds fuses edgy electronic cabaret with fifties pop melodies - imagine if The Knife moved to Los Angeles. Like A.R.E. Weapons they enjoy street-electro topped with jukebox crooning, but Hecuba are bit more art-school queers than rowdy Alan Vega-obsessed Yankees fans. The new video for "Suffering" is an homage to fifties biker culture whose most obvious predecessor is Kenneth Anger's Kustom Kar Kommandos:
perhaps less well-known but equally awesome are photos taken by Karlheinz Weinberger in the early sixties of teen gangs in Switzerland - obsessed with American idols like Elvis and James Dean yet isolated from the cultural milieu that originally spawned them, these gangs made up their own outfits and styles, combinations of greaser gear and metal-industrial accessories that look like clothes for a post-apocalyptic sock hop. check out the horseshoe belt buckle, bullet necklace, and skull medallion.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
this saturday night at the MoMA, Gavin Russom, DFA's analog-synth wizard, performs as Black Meteoric Star with visuals by assume vivid astro focus. looks...ravey. Russom's last outing, Days of Mars together with Delia Gonzalez, is one of DFA's greatest and weirdest releases, so hope rides on the BMS, which has a debut release on june 9th.
Black Meteoric Star on Beats in Space - live performance and DJ set
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Harlequin Fours - Set It Off
Nitro Deluxe - Let's Get Brutal
T-Coy - Carino
The It - Donnie
Cultural Vibe - Ma Foom Bey
Jamie Principle - Baby Wants To Ride
Blaze - Whatcha Gonna Do
Trak This - Intense (I'm Happy)
E.S.P. - It's You
Arnold Jarvis - Take Some Time Out
Raze - Jack The Groove
Liz Torres - Can't Get Enough
On The House - Pleasure Control
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
couch house rhythm section - no such thing
early 80s gems by eddie "electric avenue" grant, coach house being the name of his recording studio. timewarp is a weirdo disco classic, no such thing a slice of deep jazz-funk.
Schopenhauer describes a time warp of wisdom when he writes that "a man of correct insight among those who are deluded and duped resembles one whose watch is right while all the clocks in town give the wrong time. He alone knows the correct time, but what use is it to him? The whole world is guided by the clocks that show the wrong time, even those are so guided who know that his watch alone states the correct time."
Schopenhauer's analogy loses it force if we imagine this correct time is also a clock time, and that it simply cycles through the hours in the same way that the other (wrong) clocks in town do. The time that the man of correct insight knows is the time of declaration, the time of announcement, the time of things coming to pass. - in the sense of "it's time for bed." "it's time for a change." "it's time to go." This man knows, as we say, what time it is, that is, he knows what's up. He knows what the time calls for, what is needed, what has reached fruition. Seen in this way, insight is not a parallel dimension to delusion, always out of sync at the exact same distance, it is found rather as a response to each particular time, the way a doctor responds to the symptoms of each patient in kind.