Category Archives: Art

I Want To B Digital

ODB? You need to understand, the genius of the Old Dirty Bastard. Kiss of a black widow off the Bobby Digital album.

RZA tries really, really hard (lyrically/craziliy) to keep up with ODB… what happens next?

[RZA] “- I’m not doing it right?”
[ODB] “- Do I lock on beyond the break.”

What to say? What to say? What to say? …that is waaaaay past the break.

Charge Me!

There are some geniuses around; Mary J Blige and Shaun. The vocals and the music? The vocals (Mary) will never be surpassed. The best ever would and is Frankling, ever? 1970? I’m not saying anything, but Mary… and music. Bobby Digital? “Dayly Routine”? That’s just… pure genious and the rhymes? Beats?!! NY. WU! Like she loved.

You Would Have Thought Or Bringin’ It?

That the subject was depleted by now?

Helas, I’m still wondering, thinking and trying to understand how this is this possible? How and by what means did Aphex produce this: Selected Ambient Works 85-92.

– What do you mean?
– Literally I do not understand how or by what means “Xtal + Tha” could ever have been produced at the time. On what hardware? It is the same thing with æ. And if you listen closely , the similarities are unsettling. And that is the seed to drum’n’bass and breaks? It is not Model 500… but how was this feat achieved?

Is is in fact Alien?

Just now. I heard something that I never heard before. In a track that I’ve listened to many, many, many times… literally uncountable times. I think the transcription is: “Bringin’ it” and variations.

Honestly? I’ve never realized that until now and I bought it when it was released… that’s disturbing. Autechre ‎– Anti EP

Apart from the superiority? I loved then and I love it now. Technological pressure. It’s brutal enforcement and there’s no way out. Ever. “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated!”.

It was like that then (25 odd years ago) and it still is. Musically? It is so futuristic and I’m not getting younger. I don’t like that at all! The more I listen to music and the older I get?

The references, it gets.. impossible. Excel? Right, sure. Is there even any point? Is it worth even trying? It is so technical and funky. It is superior and love/HATE it. It is my life and it is so quintessential UK. They are the worst of the lot. And it never stops.

In the end, if you happen to listen then you know/realize that it will not ever get better. Ever… and that will upset you. Are you still trying to create something (making music) after the fact?

I have nothing but the utmost respect and I wish that I had that determination. I have and am still supporting the effort though! I’m blessed, my friends.

I have said it before many a times… from Scandinavia, Sweden, Finland, Åland, through Scotland via England, Denmark, France, Balkan (twice) and the rest of Europe (almost).

On top off it all I need to change the title of this text as well… damn you!

I Once Actually Believed…

That the breaks were dead and gone. Those were unhappy times.

I looked hard and everywhere, of course I did find them eventually (with help, because if no one is playing it will all become literally impossible), silly me doubting something eternal!

I did get the help needed recovering them/me. When I actually thought they were lost. Gowever, I will never doubt again! Ever.

Left Behind

The solitary was most likely dropped a dash hurrying in some direction – but, what about the pairs?

It always makes me wonder. What happened the instant before someone decided “- I’m not wearing these shoes no more this day/night!”. Did a spare pair exist somewhere or did nature have its causal way?

They do not seem to have been “kicked-off”; on the contrary, they’re were (must have been) orderly removed and quite purposefully placed. What about the remaining journey?

Was it bear-feet or in socks: on bike, by car, being carried or dragged, on stretcher, the coroner, on electric scooter or maybe simply Au natural?

What happened after they were left behind? I always wonder…

It Is Sounding Alright – Can I Get A Third Deck?

You have to see/hear it to believe it!

A DJ requesting a third deck (1210)? That is something very special. It is probably a special night and you are well specialized doing something like that.

The added complexity? 1210 x 3? Mixing three instead of two at the same time? And making it all work? I’ve seen/heard that very few times in my entire life. I once saw/heard records physically being played in reverse – an ingenious and surprisingly simple/complicated maneuver.

If you’re playing vinyl on the wheels of steel that is. Aha! It’s the ol’ turn-pickup-upside-down-and-center-apply-the-ashtray-maneuver… if you happen to be listening, if you hear three songs/tracks mixed at the same time, in perfect unison? That’s…

– Can I get a third, deck? Please?
– We have two? A third 1210? Where? A third?
– I want a third… I need a third deck tonight. I’m playing for my friends.

On two/three? Inigo Kennedy and Adam Bayer for sure, there may have been others… on the three. That’s just pure magic! You are well specialized.

– I collect and at times play records.
– So, you are a DJ?
– No, I’m not a DJ. I collect and play records once in a while.

Please, don’t get confused. They are well specialized.

För att inte bli.. Slapp!

I can not describe it properly, the eternal love and appreciation that I’m feeling!

The raw musical talent, the expertise, the cleverness, the humbleness that I feel, the gratitude to be able to call them my friends. I cannot express the deep, deep emotions and I will never be able to truly explain it all properly. The whole thing is just too much!

Arbetsförnedringen – 3 Remixes Für Alle.

It’s… Art! Those people. They can do anything?