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  1. Z

    the Afro-American Roots of Kraftwerk

    i've bee saying this for ages, on this forum too, meeting with considerable objection. Thanks to David Toop for saying it during his recent lectures, and Tony Herrington for following up in the pages of The Wire: techno didn't emerge from tabula rasa, and Kraftwerk should be seen as firmly...
  2. IdleRich

    Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

    Don't think that there is a thread on this yet. I was agnostic about the first track I heard from her but this one is amazing. The video, where stoned yet perfect automatons re-enact Wild at Heart, complements the Chris Isaak meets Portishead music perfectly. I can't remember the last time...
  3. Z

    WOW didn't know that

    Origin of US "duple" rhythm we have one of these threads in the THOUGHT forum, might be cool to have one about muisc as well? i'll start: just learnt this, and not saying it's 100% accurate or in any way a complete picture, but fascinating none the less: as a result of West African...
  4. W

    Release for James Blake's 'Limit To Your Love'

    http://thewaxoff.blogspot.com/2010/10/release-for-james-blake-limit-to-your.html wow, talk about new chapters..
  5. IdleRich

    The Game - Neil Strauss

    I know it's old news but I read it yesterday. Not, as I originally feared, a self-help book for those unable to attract the opposite (ie female) sex but a story of one man's descent into a world of Pick-Up Artists (PUAs) and misogyny. An absolutely readable and awful book that describes the...
  6. haji

    The new Ethnomusicology

    (Now i see why woebot never gets comments on his website, so we'll have to rehearse this discussion over here) i almost posted this some time back when i read this sycophancy http://www.utne.com/Arts/MP3-Music-Scavengers-World-Music-Experts.aspx bollocks, but interesting bollix nonetheless...
  7. woops

    house and techno are bad

    this is something i need to get off my chest. 4/4 kicks are wrong. listening to planet rock last night it has the synth and drum machine that all the techno guys used but with, to my ears, a more interesting rhythm. there's a huge division in electronic music between 4/4 and non
  8. Z

    vinyl purists: you are boring. please stop.

    Martyn said about his Fabric 50: “I did the whole mix CD live just because I thought that was more honest than doing an Ableton DJ mix. It is how I would play live - not everything on the CD is perfect, but it’s not meant to be. That goes for my DJ sets and for my music as well; there’s always...
  9. rivetrenuck

    Daft Punk

    Hie all, I am Lex, very new to the board. I have gained so much knowledge, especially concerning music from this board and the people associated with this board. I thought i would ask people about their opinion on Daft Punk and their "ethos". Although this is an ancient and a very popular band...
  10. T

    i just looked at the 'search tag cloud' thing in the user profile here

    and it comes up with: 天野尚 *cums in a sock* animism vs. cybernetics aquacrunk baroness phwoaarr!-si belly full of crap blackathena black athena brave but foolish broad cumbucket butt doctor capitalism clenched epistle cunts dubstep fuck dog funky finney fush grubby t-shirt salesmen guru josh i'm...
  11. Mr. Tea

    What does 'rational' (or 'irrational') even mean anyway?

    Arguably it's profoundly irrational for me to be posting shit on the internet when I should be asleep. But be that as it may... Zhao's whole argument in the 'mystery' thread seems to hinge on the idea that there are two fundamentally different worldviews; two different ways of seeing things, of...
  12. Z

    The (lack of the) Mysterious

    in a tangent from the Giving Up Coffee thread in which Chaotropic started telling amazing stories about his cryptozoological expeditions. it does make sense and i understand/agree with/am all for those reasons. but at the same time it also makes counter-sense: in the act of "destroying" the...