Tag Archives: music

On Summer Camp’s “Bad Love”

1. I watched the video for “Bad Love” fifteen times in a row. Full immersion. I got down into it, watched all of the sections, figured out how the framing works. I could go full SEK here and map out … Continue reading

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On Pancho and Lefty

I think I discovered “Pancho and Lefty” when I was twelve or thirteen. It was the Willie and Merle version, the pop transformation of the lilting, crooked ramble that Townes Van Zandt pulled from nowhere. I’m certain that my dad was … Continue reading

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On Depeche Mode’s “Shake the Disease”

The irony that I can’t shake “Shake the Disease” is not lost on me. I listen to music in little ritournelles, a French-y word for saying that I get stuck in audio ruts as a mode of habit. I listen … Continue reading

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John Carpenter’s Lost Themes

Go here to listen to John Carpenter’s new album Lost Themes. I’m buried up to my neck in work right now but good ole John Carpenter is keeping me solid.

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Released: “unlike molecules” EP

Over the past couple of months I have been fiddling with a MIDI keyboard and long, sustained, Richard Skelton-esque noises. I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’ve made five listenable tracks if you’re into ambient music that hints at something stranger than … Continue reading

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Mark Fisher Interviewing Burial

Wire: Your music is very visual. I suppose that’s partly the influence of films? You’ve talked about that sound from ‘Alien’ being one of your favourite sounds. Burial: The motion tracker, yeah, and the dropship, the sentry guns. My big … Continue reading

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I Had A Post At W.A.R.N.

I just realized that I never said anything about this on the blog: I had a post go up about Riff Raff over at We Are Respectable Negroes a couple weeks back. I talk about the recent Hot 97 interview with … Continue reading

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On Tegan and Sara’s “Heartthrob”

Tegan and Sara have a new album out, their first since sometimes’ Sainthood. It is an album, so there is a single. For the rest of what I am going to write, I need you to listen to the single and watch … Continue reading

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On Richard Skelton

Richard Skelton haunts me. Sometimes I will be in the shower and I will just be doing the shower thing and a surge of string will come to my mind. I’ll hum for a little while. Or I will be … Continue reading

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On Plink

Go play Plink. Do it right now. I don’t have a lot of things to say about the game. It is poetry in motion, and when you are playing with a few other people, you can really feel it click. … Continue reading

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