Is This Thing On?
The last few months have been filled with a few too many downs, but also a great amount of ups. I hope to talk about them all, here, over the next year or so, but I just wanted to mention one tonight.
I’ve officially taken a job as the label manager of Jade Tree, one of the most historic record labels of our entire scene. It’s a long, drawn out story, but one I’m so excited to continue writing about. Life is stupid in really great and strange ways sometimes. Something like this proves that more than anything.
The most educational experiences I’ve had at Drexel over three years have been out of class lessons from Darren, one of the label’s co-founders, and I’m excited to be transitioning into something new with him and Tim, the other co-founder.
We have a lot of great plans, and we’ll be putting them all together for all of you very soon.
Zack Takes Over The World, part 5
i made a chart explaining music for anyone who doesn’t understand it
Reminder: the difference is that vaporwave people are completely aware of what vaporwave is and isn’t. Nightcore people…well…they really aren’t.
But nightcore people are aware of their lack of awareness and don’t care, whereas for vaporwave people the whole PoMo self-reference thing has been so ingrained that it’s less a conscious choice and more a ritual, making vaporwave the ultimate act of musicological self-annihilation. The next step is… lounge. I’m guessing lounge.
But the problem is that most nightcore people AREN’T aware, from what I’ve seen. From what I’ve seen, they put it on the same pedestal as actual “faster” remixes of songs, which hurts the reputation of entire remix-based scenes, especially J-Core. It’s really a plague.
Vaporwave is at least some sort of intellectual/spiritual transcendence. Nightcore is just ignorance.
>some sort of intellectual/spiritual transcendence
Yeh! just like IDM is for intelligent people!
At least nightcore people enjoy the music for what it is and dont assign some pretentious extra value to it.
Please don’t defend nightcore. It does nothing but hurt artists who put a lot of work into their xcore remixes.
The reason vaporwave is okay is because vaporwave people recognize and enjoy legitimate downtempo music as well, and know and honor the distinction.
Nightcore fans will argue that there is no difference between nightcore and a UK hardcore remix that took many hours of painstaking work and creative effort.
I am rather open to all sorts of music, but nightcore is where I draw the line. It is misrepresentation and bad publicity for a whole huge scene of musicians and promotes musical ignorance.
I’m not defending nightcore “artist” because calling them artist feels very wrong. I’m arguing that adding meaningless values to music , isnt enjoying music. It’s enjoying concepts. And that’s sorta very pretentious.
This post was a fucking joke, go home kids. No one wants your commentary.
All of your favorite bands love Refused
I went to the Monumentour (Fall Out Boy and Paramore’s co-headlining tour) on Saturday, and during FOB’s set, Andy Hurley and Patrick Stump do a bit of a drum-off. The drum solo is kicked off by that spoken-word portion at the end of Refused’s “Liberation Frequency” —
We’ve got more coming, right now. There’s more coming. We’re gonna get, gonna get a little, sort of a session going here. A bit of a session, a session that will feature the rhythm section.
Who knows if Refused made that up, or if it’s taken from an old live jazz recording of some sort — whatever. Point is that it’s most commonly traced back to Refused. Edit: Credit to Jesse Richman for finding that it comes from this.
Of course, Fall Out Boy shared the stage with Paramore, and there’s a Paramore track called “Born For This” — the closer on 2007’s Riot! — that uses the line “we want the airwaves back.” That line is the refrain of “Liberation Frequency” — the same song Fall Out Boy sampled in their drum solo, and if you really turn up the volume on that Paramore track, when Hayley’s singing that line, you can hear a very tiny, quiet sample of the original Refused song. I would paste a YouTube video into this post, but you’re most likely going to have to listen with a proper quality MP3 and on headphones to really hear it.
Just a weird common line that I found out while doing some research. I’m writing a review of the show and it’ll be in Rock Sound magazine…at some point, I guess.
Credit to Andrew Necci for finding it for me!