naffest genre in 2012

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bush sucks though

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

n/h

Lamp, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

putting the pulp fiction soundtrack on endless repeat as an adolescent has forever softened my heart to surf rock

catbus otm (gbx), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah the answer has to be thirdwave ska

Chris S, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't have any problem with surf rock/surf punk stuff. even when you're taking about the bad stuff, you're talking about kids who are some of the last people around making legitimately danceable rockin'-out guitar music. I can't say no to that. I guess that doesn't mean it's not "naff" though. I'll have to study this word more closely.

I guess I have similar feelings towards ska-punk, although I have a few problems with the more mainstream/jokey/jam band-y Reel Big Fish end of things. Actually it's possible that Reel Big Fish is the only ska-punk band that I actively hate. I don't really pay much attention to that scene unless it's some band that tries to sound like 60s ska. For the most part you can do much, much worse than ska-punk.

crüt, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

skanking is not legitimate dancing

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyway if you want legitimately danceable rockin-out guitar music i recommend you get into some brooks & dunn

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

for more information about #seapunk i recommend this I LOVE CRICKET: THE CHINATOWN OF ILX: THE CHINATOWN OF ILX thread

http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=52&threadid=90812&action=showall&bookmarkedmessageid=3336897

max, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

The whole seapunk backlash thing is funny to me. I heard the #seapunk Volume 1 comp before that Chicago reader article and Max and Whiney picked it up and it's mostly pretty good! Like awesome remixes of Mary J. Blige and stuff. But except for the occasional water sound, there's really nothing that distinguishes it as a sonic vocabulary from other underground US bass music of the past few years. It's really just some kids who are doing similar stuff musically to what other people are doing, who decided to brand themselves differently and dress up weird.

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

before Max and Whiney picked it up as a punchline*

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

That said, I won't vouch for Tim's friend that's run with the label.

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

goofy genre name + outfits is pretty much the classic recipe for "get attention, but not in any kind of good way"

some dude, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

well if branding your underground / amateurish / shoddy music differently by dressing up weird isn't worthy of derision i don't know what is

the late great, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

well see that's kind of how new art movements work though. it's called aesthetics.

Chris S, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

But except for the occasional water sound, there's really nothing that distinguishes it as a sonic vocabulary from other underground US bass music of the past few years

well aside from the iconography and band names and shit the samples tilt it equally in the direction of like new age tapes/eccojams/kassette klub weirdo synth stuff

Lamp, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

Which differs them from say Nguzunguzu or Fatima al Qadiri how? Not that there aren't differences, but those aren't it. (I'd pin those differences down on richer depths of influences on Nguzu & and FAQ's parts.)

to V: I guess I tend to prefer my dance music a bit rough and amateurish in general? I often get v suspicious of the more polished end of it.

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah but this stuff doesn't really challenge my notions of beauty so much as it fails my subjective criteria of not being wack, believe that's called aesthetic judgment in technical parlance

the late great, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

fair enough

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

well i mean as much as the timesup ep cover looks like rejected art for one of dylan ettingers old tapes they arent sampling ecco the dolphin or referencing the startropics theme in their remixes. like all this stuff shares an aesthetic and a palette to some degree but i think its hard to argue that #seapunk isnt musically a little closer to some el tule cassette ca. 2009 than other 'underground bass music'

Lamp, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

rev i understand what you're saying esp w/r/t to that ballroom chant / neovogue stuff you like (which i can't get with but i can respect) but this is kinda beyond the pale for me

i guess every generation gets the electroclash it deserves (yes i have skeletons in my closet)

the late great, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, that really wasn't so much a defense of this stuff so much as just saying "oh no, this sounds amateurish" probably isn't going to get you far against a guy who's currently geeking out over jersey club

xp tbf, you completely lost me with your references there, but i'll roll with it

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

they arent sampling ecco the dolphin or referencing the startropics theme in their remixes.

i guess i'm just not up on my video game music haha. if i've heard this shit it's gone over my head.

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha fair enough

i guess my point is that the cultural referencing thats going on in #seapunk is functioning similarly to the referencing going on in lots of post-noize/post-anco underground music of the last few years and lends the music a similarly distorting, mediated feel. whereas stuff like nguzunguzu isnt musically referencing sega genesis games or vhs soundtracks or w/e at all

Lamp, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

right right

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

we did have this discussion about playstation aesthetics here tho fatima al qadiri ILM edition, (+ ayshay)

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

i guess this kind of ties into the ferraro wars too, altho he's not my thing at all

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah this stuff has been seeping out of the fuck it tapes/not not fun/root strata underground and towards the edges of more mainstream stuff for like the last half decade, i find it super interesting and i think that as it gets absorbed by different genres/kids/scenes the referencing and the references themselves change but its interesting to see how strong the commonalities are too. fwiw tho i dont think al qadiris stuff really 'works' in the same way that like curtis vodkas does although both are much more directly interested in melody and ~dance~ than like 'far side virtual' or w/e

Lamp, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

naff fest 2012

the late great, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol @ fest

Lamp, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, i was thinking about this on my walk (saddest thing i've typed on ilx all year), and it occurred to me the seapunk kids have a kinship with teengirl fantasy, miracles club, mi ami, 100% silk and the rise of HIPSTER HOUSE: S/D that nguzu/al qadiri/et al don't, and i see you've brought up NNF.

but it's all tiny degrees of separation anyway. le1f had a couple instrumentals on #seapunk volume 1 and nguzunguzu worked on his album.

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 02:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, it's all coming from that tape/drone/post-noise scene/aesthetic... things are just growing off in slightly different directions: psych/freakout/jam, dreamy/ethereal/media/hypnagogic, pure noise/drones, noise-goes-dance, and then all this post-witchhouse/chillwave/memepop stuff... sea/ice/slime-punk etc

Chris S, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 02:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

All of this stuff is at least theoretically fashionable and in some ways trading off its naffness in a way that modern ska totally isn't.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

^^ OTM

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Stay focused, people

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wouldn't say any of this stuff is my thing exactly but don't dislike any of it (or its aesthetic) - def don't see it as naff (on the one hand this means its likely to become naff at any time once the wind changes but on the other hand this just seems a continuation of stuff thats been going on since...idk 2004?)

coal, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

anyway answer is whatever that music that alkan and justice and those play (played?)

coal, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

and Luciano isn't a genre but if he was....

coal, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

All of this stuff is at least theoretically fashionable and in some ways trading off its naffness in a way that modern ska totally isn't.

― Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Wednesday, April 25, 2012 2:21 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

tru

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

skanking is not legitimate dancing

I tend to think any physical/kinetic response to music is "legitimate" dancing.

pizza pizza and cult jam (crüt), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 22:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

what about the physical response of clapping your hands over your ears when you hear ska

the late great, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 22:34 (1 year ago) Permalink


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