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This is a song from under the floorboards... (Magazine)
This space is a repository for my net radio station news and the like. Sometimes, when reposting older news and playlists, I'll include my recent comments in bold italics. I keep the following station description at the top, since I kept changing it all the time.

meow: glitterbox:

Freeform eclectronica: new and old. (Hehe, I'm so clever.) Music that falls through the cracks: electro, Italo disco, synth, post-punk, funk, old NYC favourites, obscure 70s/80s, idm, Detroit and other techno techno, acid, microhouse, bedroom bleeps, mash-ups and loads more.

NOT the same old "dance" or "electronic" selections. And when I play 8ties stuff, it's not the same old tunes everyone was already sick of by 1985. It IS quirky, new, and different, often obscure, always interesting and fun. I play whatever it is I'm feeling, from music for dancing to certifiable chillage and points inbetween. It's a great station for home, work or wherever. Playlists are carefully selected and sound quality is way better than it should be at this bitrate.

Latest station news appears, and is archived here.


Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Made up musical genres, continued...

Casioclash: Casiocore, except you're playing phoney 80's music. Actually, I busted stuff like this out all the time when I was little. To dress Casioclash, you kinda dress electroclash, except you get all your clothes from thrift shops--very bad 80's fashion preferably, or not really 80's at all. Your clothes should smell funny too. Truly trendy people will look down on Casioclash fans, which it will be really fun to be one for awhile, until Casioclash gets written up in some Random Trendy Fashion Magazine and then everyone will want to do it.

IDEBM: IDM meets EBM. Either a totally new freaky awesome blend... OR the ultimate in poser music.

Dumb & Ass: Drum & bass reduced to its stupidest and most basic elements. Endlessly looped tick-tock breaks, bassburps and hoovers. Actually that sounds a bit like some of my attempts at drum & bass... except mine are officially jungle since I use amens, and I hope most of what I do is a bit better than D&A Or maybe not. And what about T&A? Similar, but has tits.

Pants: Pants is as trance was... I know that this requires you to look back (at least) ten years ago, a time when most trance fans were in diapers -- that is, if they'd been concieved at all. Anyway Pants is as trance was, before goa started all sounding the same, before all those commercial crap vocal tunes, before Robert Miles. Pants is not, however, afraid to be a wee bit lazy and cheesy at times, so long as cheesiness is not the main order of the day. Think burrito rather than quesadilla. The important thing to realize about Pants is that it never takes itself too seriously. (See "progressive") It is simply euphoric party music -- better than hardhouse, hardtrance, new hardcore/freeform/whatever -- and you don't have to feel embarassed dancing to it. Actually, you should be proud to dance to Pants. I think it could actually be pretty big.

Regressive: The opposite of progressive. Simplistic versions of early rave music programmed and played on mod trackers. (No cheating and using a "groovebox", however hooking up a couple old Roland drumboxes and a sampler works) The cool thing about Regressive is that, as each stylistic iteration runs its course, the musical styles get older and older. One moment bad jungle (crossover with D&A?) will be the big thing, next it will be simplistic hardcore. Which will give way to bad acid house, and so on. Eventually, regressive will turn to electro, disco or Paradise Garage grooves -- at which point it may seem like it's actually going forward. Or it will warp all the way back to anthropologically correct Stone Age tribal music. But probably it would become big with hippies then, so it will have to die. And Nu-Regressive will be born, regressing from a new point in the not-so-distant past/future.

Shallow House: The opposite of deep house. Only the most painfully obvious diva vocals over the most annoyingly played-out commercial house grooves. Actually that sounds like a lot of house already.

Crisco: Crunky disco

Frisco: Fruity disco. Either made in Fruity Loops, or just really queer. Or both. Probably big at 1015 Folsom already.

Harddubbagcore: I made this one up over a year ago. I forget what the hell it was already. I know I replaced it with "Kittycore" which stands for whatever I want it to be; at the time Kittycore meant some kind of acidelectrorave mishmosh with some decent IDM thrown in. Actually, think Luke Slater's 2002 remix of Egyptian Empire's "The Horn Track."

Minuetek: Techno relieved of all African elements and "soul." The ultimate in Euro music. Eventually it will be played in waltz time. And electronic musical devices will be replaced by Baroque-era string and wind instruments. The ultimate in party music for the powdered wig and breeches set. Don't forget fans, petticoats and bustles for the ladies. And faux beauty marks for both. Only big in the European Union. Except for the British, who will have to be different and make up their own version, called UK-something-or-other.

NY Storage Shed: Across-the-pond version of UK Storage Shed. Which I DID NOT make up. (I saw it in a jokey list of genres in a record store.) I'm not sure what it is, apart from remembering one of the Chemical Bothers' stories about playing with a TB-303 in a storage shed in the English countryside when he was younger. I think I will make some NY Storage Shed.

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