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    nuum retrofashion streetwear

    c.f the Gabber Eleganza thing
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    sideways not forwards

    here's an interesting piece by Chal Ravens, following her proclamation of "this is the Future" about that Afrocentric techno mix by Shannen S-P it's about a sound that has emerged in recent years on the UK scene that people just call...
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    the one thing that spoils it

    this is a ragingly beautiful piece of music except for one element that lets the side down which is the winded and thin-sounding horn section, whose paltry and clumsy parping resembles the brass section in Dexys if each player had one collapsed lung what other songs or pieces of music are...
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    the sensation of muck

    "the sensation of muck" is a phrase that popped into my head a long time ago when flicking through a huge swathe of house 12 inches in a store... a cumulative awareness of the lack of care taken about titling tracks or even artist names and label names, the drab typography, the generic black or...
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    just 4 u London

    songs about London (within a certain tradition nudge nudge wink wink say no more - keep it focused, like)
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    this is a world completely foreign to me the definition of getting the wrong end of the stick - and waving it frantically around
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    pirates RIP sez NYT

    pirates on way out cos internet and cos licenses sez New York Times i'm surprised that there are still fifty left tbh "Now that Rinse is a licensed station, the contrast with Kool, a former competitor, is stark. Kool operates out of a grim warehouse with flickering bulbs and patchy black...
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    Marcus Garvey Centre, Nottingham

    Proof if needed that the nuum was never only a Just-4-U-London thing
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    how to hide your face in the Wire

    some clever sod has noticed and is documenting a Wire magazine stylistic trait which is for the artist's to conceal wholly or partly their face from the camera one of the examples is from my Rob Haigh piece from a few months ago where sure enough Mr Haigh...
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    does it still exist anymore? dissensus is probably not the place to ask admittedly! i never unsubscribed from the IDM newsletter (not sure why i ever subscribed in the first place--researching some piece probably). So every six weeks or so it comes into my inbox. But it used to come twice a...
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    this seems wrong to me

    viz "British Sea Power are also playing a special one-off concert with the legendary Germans of Faust. Faust feat. British Sea Power Friday 4 November Hove Old Market Upper Market St Hove BN3 1AS PLEASE NOTE: British Sea Power will NOT be playing their own material at this show. Instead, BSP...
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    either/or versus plus/and

    ****warnining****this one could get a little abstract****warning***** Noticed a bit of musico-philosophical mini-meme in circulation Matos had this blogriff on my "where you're at/where you're from" blogriff, in the course of which he declared: “For a lot of us in the [pro-camp], it went...
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    just reviewed this Saint Etienne presents project and wonder what people thought about it i really enjoyed it but felt that in a weird way it over-aestheticized London, and in the process had to pretty much exclude the actual population of the city -- lots of deserted tableaus, attractively...
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    those hairshirt -wearin' Dissensians

    Tim Finney came up with an intriguing comment on an ILM thread, describing a certain contingent at Dissensus in the following terms (the comment coming out of a discussion of MIA aka Mud Hut Lady and the debates here about popism): "When one of them finally and openly says "I love this piece...
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    5.1 Surroundsound/quadrophonia

    reviewing this boxset of talking heads albums, dualdisc jobs with the second discs containing a few videos but also the whole album again but in 5.1 surroundsound -- of course i don't have the capacity to play them in surroundsound nor the inclination (not even sure what it would entail --...
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    New Orleans

    it's like two JG Ballard novels compacted into one --'the drowned world' meets 'High Rise' (i'm thinking here of the situation inside the Superdome where 20 thousand refugees are corralled---NYT today: "Fights and trash fires broke out at the hot and stinking Superdome and anger and unrest...
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    your favourite labels

    no, not the record companies themselves, i'm talking about the circular bit of paper in the middle of the record! just a few to get started: moving shadow (at least early; not sure what it looks like now) for some reason i'm attracted to the yellow RCA labels of the early Seventies also the...
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    like a pig rolling in shit,13887,1527718,00.html i can't quite put my finger on why exactly i find this paean to his own iPod by dylan jones so revolting it's not that it's smug especially, more that it's just gross somehow -- like watching someone at a banquet gorging himself
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    ragga-jungle experts...

    .... please help me identify this monster 94-era ragga jungle tune that always gets played about five times a night any retro-jungle event or old skool rave (like friday's Dude Where's My Scene in brooklyn) i go to... one of the main vocal licks is: "yknow it's you-oo i'm-a talking to-oo" ?
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    stereo mono

    reading nyc musician/writer alan licht's amusing monograph An Emotional Memoir of Martha Quinn, all about him as jim o'rourke-esque noisenik rediscovering his teen love of mtv pop, although the best stuff is actually on the 90s (what a strange time, groups like the melvins signed to major...