We ain't having enough fun
The internet is filled with incredible archive footage from the period but I wanted to create a video that was almost the antithesis to that home video style, with the use of still landscape images to allow for reflection and contemplation. To contextualise the images and paint a picture of the importance of these spaces on UK music culture I thought it would be fun to interject comments I found on YouTube from people who were there. All the locations are sites of original raves from the late ‘80s until the mid ‘90s.
That comment was tongue in cheek and nah, I don't think so. They're very clearly musicians first and foremost, imo, which is why it's so frustrating when the music falls flat. It's still the focal point, but isn't good enough to be and the conceptual stuff around it doesn't make up for that.So is conceptronica when the music is part of a mixed media experience and isn't necessarily on the top rung?
This is something I was thinking about earlier and which third brought up the other day. These scenes and genres aren't 'dead' as such, there are still people making the stuff. They just peaked, solidified then went back underground.I am definitely out of the loop with what's "hip" and stuff. Having Job + family of my own ain't helping there. Only field I still avidly follow is Jungle/DnB (yes, really) and actually, lot's of enjoyable music coming from that camp for years now. However it's so beyond "hip" that it won't attract some self-proclaimed, pretentious "hipster"-types. Another plus in my book, actually
someone literally posted that same tune exactly at the same time in a jungle leaning group I'm in. I can't really hear mourning in this, just corney armin van buuren.
Totally. I called it Radio 1 Rave Revival in another thread. Chase and Status, Special Request etc.
Yeah, it's all got this very clear, punchy, plasticy sound to it. Probably sounds decent on a system, but there's something sterile about it, all the edges rounded off. The way the samples and stuff come in on this one. It all feels too neatly slotted together.he seems to produce a lot of that stuff too cleanly
yeah, those are all special request albums, not Paul w LPs. one of them is archival bedroom recordings from when he was young, another is more Detroit style techno.He's just released four albums, or he's released some of four planned for this year. Apparently a very busy man.