24 Nov 2009, 14:37 by amodelofcontrol
17 Nov 2009, 15:03 by amodelofcontrolPreviously: My top 200 tracks 1990-99 Pt.01a: 200 to 181
Previously: My top 200 tracks 1990-99 Pt.01b: 180 to 161
Previously: My top 200 tracks 1990-99 Pt.02a: 160 to 141
Previously: My top 200 tracks 1990-99 Pt.02b: 140 to 121
Previously: My top 200 tracks 1990-99 Pt.03a: 120 to 101
Girls Against Boys
Kill the Sexplayer
Remarkably one of two bands in todays forty that have two bassists, never a common setup in alternative rock, never mind any other genre. GVSB are one of my favourite bands and have been for many years, despite a now long period of inactivity other than occasional gigs. This single - their commercial breakthrough, really - was featured on the Clerks soundtrack, and it's deep-down-and-dirty grooves are a good representation of where GVSB were at the time. They flirted with electronics and major labels subsequently, but this track comes from the middle of a golden period where the band frankly didn't put a note wrong for three albums.
8 Dec 2006, 11:10 by Staalvlaadyesterday i took out from my closet vinyl boxes filled with old skool flava. mostly chicago / detroit / new york / berlin / munich / cologne / dutch techno and minimal techno sounds. the evolution of all artists' musical taste can be traced back to first house and techno releases in 80's either to detroit or to chicago, depending on their manic or depressive psyche formation. first records that i put on my deck were synewave records. it blew my mind away again. total pack of flashbacks!!! Bluemaxx, Damon Wild, Subtractive Synthesis, The Advent aka Soul Destroyaz, Tim Taylor and his fear of music and missile releases (+1!!!), Steve Stoll and all proper nyc releases and, yeah!, Rhythm Is Rhythm et al
the negative side is my conclusion that techno has recently degraded to pop music (since 1997). there's no resistance left except Underground Resistance. the downside is also this esthetic ghetto of today's minimal techno, take for example Richie Hawtin…
7 Feb 2006, 12:13 by Staalvlaadhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R2PW94OW0FZ5FB/002-1863691-6953663?%5Fencoding=UTF8
i included in my amazon listmania section named acousmatic music writings by David Toop, thom holmes, chistoph cox, peter manning, ben kettlewell, Joel Chadabe, Curtis Roads, todd winkler, samuel pellman, Eduardo Miranda, Michael Nyman, Richard Boulanger, Tim Taylor, Pierre Schaeffer, Michel Chion, Max Mathews, tod machover, James Tenney, Brian Eno, thomas licata.
i would've liked to include the following guys: Jean-Claude Risset, John Cage, Morton Feldman and some other minimal/experimental/electroacoustic/acousmatic composers but i had only 25 entries available.
all of them must-reads for every seeking musician and fan