EARLY MEGO RECORDS TYPE STUFF.
that General Magic album. those Fridge Tracks. synchopated analog and digital noise and post-techno.
that stuff was the fucking best.
before the label got super difficult atonal arhythmic jarring pandemonium.
no more or less dull thuds than in any other "genre" surely? reckon i find 1 quality dubstep tune in 10, if that. (and 1 qualtiy D'n'B track in probably 50)
Monsters of Rave tour.
Orbital., Chemicals and the Prodigy to play corporate branded fields across Europe and America.
glitch has remained alive... if not completely well (heh). there's a fair bit of it in current electro acoustic music, a little bit in some minimal techno, on the box cutting side of d.step, and even shows up in the odd pop song here and there... sometimes it is used well, but most times as a gimmick...
but what i was referring to with early Mego is the early 90s left field electronic spirit of experimentation before things settled down. that Frantz album was so crazy, and almost bursting with ideas. breaking all the rules of dance music, and making it better... Mille Plateux in the early to mid 90s... and you are right early Oval discs so timeless and beautiful -- that's kind of what i'm thinking of, the period before this music became a little bit of a caricature of itself...
tape is much more than a fennesz knock off though... i like fennesz last album much more than a lot of his previous work...
Early 90s ambient/new age revivalism. This album is class, btw.
Yes to Oneohtrix Point Never. More of an '80s revival thing though, surely? Here's my take:
Also yes to Florian Hecker and Kevin Drumm too. I love the bonkers side of Mego. Ever heard explorers_we by Farmers Manual?
i have it under good authority that oneohtrix point nevers new album is on mego.