Ultra-red: Second Nature – An Electroacoustic Pastoral [Mille Plateaux]

“Thus it was the time of year at which the Bois de Boulogne displays more separate characteristics, assembles more distinct elements in a composite whole than at any other” (1)

A CD of aural psycho-geography that draws documentary and acoustic sources from a three-year project spent in and around LA’s Griffith Park. This park, a well-known site for public sex, is presented as the locus for a political struggle against the specific targeting, entrapment and policing of homosexual men: “to turn a back on the park is to turn back on a sexuality liberated from identity”.
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b.s.e (bad sector electro)

The wholesale packaging of electro has an inevitability of occurence that matches an inevitability of process. Whilst the machinations of cultural reterritorialisation normally offer us no new insights other than a slightly glowing, but always dying, spark of diversion – the colonisation of electro has provided (perhaps) some food for thought. Not a reason to detect the onset of cultural crisis theory, just food for thought.
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Sex is Vinyl.

Homewrecker Recordings exists on multiple levels (as label, ideology, politics and practice) in a multitude of locations (North America, Europe – the world) and amongst a multiplicity of
identities (gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class…). Born of a want, a need and a desire to include the issue of “gender” and its problematics into not only the lexicon of a certain mode of music, within a certain conceptual sphere, but also into various ways of being. Homewrecker Recordings recognizes the shifting, the unstable and the contested pronouncement of “gender” “female” “(wo)man” or “girl” or even the questions raised concerning the notion of
(cultural) identity. Yet, Homewrecker Recordings deliberately seeks out this contested terrain in order to force the issue onto the (turn)table. In a patriarchal system the politics of gender do indeed matter. [Read more →]

Mediation – noise, politics & the media

Simon Reynolds : Energy Flash (Picador 1998)
Rob Young : Harder! Faster! Louder! (The Wire, Issue 176, October 1998)
Crash! (Sleazenation, Vol 2 issue 10, November 1998)
DHR Part one (self-published newsprint ‘98)

Solidified, black on white, the story becomes a history, simplified, made to fit a convenient discourse, a discourse that is primarily journalistic and has little to do with what is actually happening in the real world (a world that postmodern media types are confident doesn’t exist). [Read more →]

Post-media Operators

The record industry is in the process of being outflanked by means of the very processes that it has come to rely upon. Since the 60’s its continual efforts to create new needs has meant that it nurtured an everchanging musical soundscape that is now mutating at such a pace that it cannot keep track long enough to harness these musical evolutions in the direction of profit. [Read more →]

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