Rudewhy

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Interview with the director of that Bicep video can be found here

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.
 

version

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So is conceptronica when the music is part of a mixed media experience and isn't necessarily on the top rung?
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.
 

firefinga

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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
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
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
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.
 

thirdform

Well-known member
Totally. I called it Radio 1 Rave Revival in another thread. Chase and Status, Special Request etc.

special request follows me on twitter lol. it's good though he has great taste in techno. I actually like some of his tunes but I think his background as a house producer means he seems to produce a lot of that stuff too cleanly. which, in a way makes it less revival more pastiche. That's the thing, I do prefer like finneus II or tim reaper who are just recycling the same formula sometimes, if you're going to do it, at least do it properly. the biggest problem with nu jungle is the worship of the amen. Like I think you can still do cool things with it but its such an easy break to slot in with not much of a pounding drum section that it can be a default way not to develop ones ideas further.
 
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Who loves ya, baby?
He's just released four albums, or he's released some of four planned for this year. Apparently a very busy man.
 

Leo

Well-known member
He's just released four albums, or he's released some of four planned for this year. Apparently a very busy man.
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.
 

muser

Member
I blame brexit. I pretty much gave up on music shortly after it all started. Mostly into rock climbing and chess these days, much more rewarding.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
The World Championship did for my interest in chess. Couldn't get excited about it after the 263 draws in a row.
 

muser

Member
I rarely watch professional games unless its being totally broken down for me just play badly on my phone desperately trying to improve my mediocre rating. If something decent happened after UK funky it might have all been different.
 
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