The popularity of distressing, disintegrating sound.

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Martin Walker wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:36 pm
blinddrew wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:36 pm I've been listening to the SotL album Martin linked to this morning and I find it quite uplifting actually. :)

My sentiments entirely - it never once occurred to me to consider it 'wrist-slitting' music :shocked:

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I’ve never listened to a SOTL album, not interested, wrist slitting? what?
Their live concerts are life changing, and make me want to stay alive forever, just being in the experience, it’s as far from suicidal, nihilistic, and doom laden confirmation as I can possibly imagine, in any way, whatsoever, exactly the opposite.
There were peooe freaking out in the aisles, people got up, and moved around, the whole place seemed like it was changing shape, the walls were disappearing, turning into the sky, seats were moving, vibrating, I started to kiss my partner, I almost made love to her on the spot, others saw us and started kissing.
This sounds like a description of a 60’s "happening" and it was, of sorts, that was the impression, and affect, it had on us at the time, this is not "just music" it’s a whole magical experience, literally, it was life affirming.
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Amazon promise me that 'Stars of the Lid and Their Refinement of the Decline' arrives on my doorstep this Thursday. My lips can't wait!
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awjoe wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:11 pm Amazon promise me that 'Stars of the Lid and Their Refinement of the Decline' arrives on my doorstep this Thursday. My lips can't wait!

My decline is extremely refined, I’ve no need for any help with that.

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Check-out William Basinski The Disintegration Tapes, he’s an interesting guy, in every way, his lifestyle, and how he got started, he’s also very concerned with presentation, which I like, it ads a whole new dimension, to alternative music, not just a nerdy guy in a room in pub, if you get what I mean, there’s more to things than just the music.
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Artists are a reflection of time - even if they do not intend to be.
We are part of 'now' . Now is flux - it is reflected.
We might have said -- break it down -- rip it up --
Reality is rough - Francis Bacon paintings are priceless now -- Truth is ugly too
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Airfix wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:32 pm Artists are a reflection of time - even if they do not intend to be.
We are part of 'now' . Now is flux - it is reflected.
We might have said -- break it down -- rip it up --
Reality is rough - Francis Bacon paintings are priceless now -- Truth is ugly too

Yes, truth is ugly, if reality is so good, people wouldn’t spent so much time and energy trying to escape from it.
I’m having a great time today, I’ve got my Moog going through a Fairfield Circuits Shallow Water, then into a T Rex Replay Box, then into a Boss RSD10 delay, recorded straight onto my cassette 4 track, sounds mind blowing, it’s staying like this, there’s so much variation, and it’s instant, on all of those knobs, crazy real- time control, and great disintegration.

Bacon, Margaret Thatcher said "that nasty little man who paints those nasty pictures"
Paint on Francis, one of my favourite painters, he’s definitely not "up there"

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Arpangel wrote: Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:58 pm Bacon, Margaret Thatcher said "that nasty little man who paints those nasty pictures"
Paint on Francis, one of my favourite painters, he’s definitely not "up there"

Ah, the beauty of the grotesque - it certainly helped the art of Ralph Steadman ;)

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Martin Walker wrote: Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:03 pm
Arpangel wrote: Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:58 pm Bacon, Margaret Thatcher said "that nasty little man who paints those nasty pictures"
Paint on Francis, one of my favourite painters, he’s definitely not "up there"

Ah, the beauty of the grotesque - it certainly helped the art of Ralph Steadman ;)

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Lucian Freud, so much art could be classed as grotesque, it's when an artists takes something like a sunset, a beautiful face, a still life, and moves you beyond words, that’s when you see the true beauty of life, opened up to us, it makes life worth living.
I can appreciate the Velvet Underground, but I don’t want to be reminded of reality, I want to escape from it, that’s why musically, my heart is in the still life, Eno, the sunset, Harold Budd.
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