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    Came up in discussion on the Hauntological Congress. Give this a listen:

    • CommentAuthorLiam
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2008
    Very nice, I had been keeping an eye on the Hauntological congress with some interest, but hadn't got round to reading up on it enough to have a opinion. But this plus a few extra tidbits from their website and now the album is on its way to me. Some of the loops reminded me a little of madlib's instrumental stuff. Either that or I spent too much time on the specialist floor when I was working at HMV.
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2008
    I like this.
    Although I'm still struggling with the concept outside of music, I guess that's what the other thread is for.
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    I've read a little into the hauntological thread, but I'm in the same boat as Liam.

    I made sure to listen this without watching the video. It seems to be great musical concept for bringing out subconscious feelings. This one is quite spooky. I wonder how it plays out for upbeat pop music?
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    on listening to their album (which is very good), a few tracks seem to be shouting at me. It sounds like there's another track playing within in the background which you listen to and it takes over whilst still being part of the one you started listening to. Or may be that was just me. I tend to listen to music picking up the oh, that sounds like so-and-so, oh, you can sing x song along with this one and so on. I blame listening to music in my teens with my head bang-on centre between speakers.

    I can't think of anyone else who had that effect. the aphex twin's analog bubblebath where track one is hard panned left, whilst 2 is right thus making track 3 centre, isn't the same.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2008
    I still keep an eye on that thread--don't really get it at all and everytime back out of it in shame, but I'll admit that's a cool sounding band. Not exactly something I'd continually play, but still pretty cool sounding.
    • CommentAuthorjzellis
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2008
    On first listen, it reminds me of RJD2, and a lot of the "abstract" hip-hop stuff from a couple of years ago, like Prefuse '73. Of course, I'm listening to it on my MacBook's speakers, so maybe I'm missing background stuff. Pretty good, though.
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    Feels/sounds more "raw" on the edges. Nice to listen to, just not as smooth sounding to my ears.

    Plus, my brain wants to isolate each sound and listen to them individually, before throwing them back together again to make the music one whole piece. I must need more caffeine, cause that's just plain crazy.
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    They've got a good rubbery , almost " funky" thing going the spookier parts of 23 Skidoo.

    You could dance to this , albeit very slowly in a deserted coastal ballroom.

    I like the album a lot , and their attention to visual detail in both video and artwork is a pleasure.....
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    This is ace. Someone said Madlib, and I definitely get that feel. In fact, I can imagine MF Doom rapping over the top very easily.

    I'm absorbing the Hauntological thread, 'though I'm not sure I've anything to contribute right now.
    • CommentAuthorjzellis
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2008
    After listening to it up close with headphones and all...yeah, reminds me of DJ Spooky and RJD2. Good, but in this particular case, I'm not hearing anything anyone else hasn't done.

    Of course, intent is everything.
    • CommentAuthorimmaterial
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2009
    Probably the wrong place for this, but... Watching the other Moon Wiring Club track Warren sent out in his RSS feed (Information Services), I noticed there was a bit of text on one of the clips incorporated in the video identifying some portion of it as having come out of an episode of Play For Today called 'Robin Redbreast'. It's just a black screen prior to the programme's start, but it's pretty clear that the band wants you to see it. IMDB's sketchy description makes it sound like something Macheny, or The Wicker Man or Harvest Home:
    After the break-up of a long-term relationship, urban sophisticate Norah seeks refuge in a remote house in the country. The locals are friendly, if eccentric, and she toys with the idea of a flirtation with dishy young gamekeeper Rob. But events at Harvest Festival leave her feeling manipulated, and six months later, with the consequences all too evident, she finds herself trapped in what is more like a nightmare. What role is she destined to play in the cycle of the seasons -- and of the generations?

    There's an interesting article here that discusses it in depth. Sounds like good fun. I see that Brit TV torrent site "The Box" was making it available at one time (to members, anyway), so at least we can be sure that the BBC didn't wipe it in one of their periodic archive destruction orgies. I wonder if the soundbites are from the play? And white eyes at the end there? Haven't had this much fun tracking down swipes since the days of Clock DVA.
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2009
    Hauntology looks and sounds a lot like some of the stuff that came out of the Archaeology of Imaginary Media conference I was lucky enough to attend in Amsterdam a few years ago. A lot of the material from that conference is still online. A multimedia artist named Zoe Beloff presented a (then) ongoing project on how media were used in attempting to communicate with the dead. One result of that project was a CD-ROM, now an online Flash presentation called Beyond, an environment you can explore.

    The AIM conference grew out of Bruce Sterling's 1995 Dead Media Project, an idea for a coffee-table book of a taxonomy of active or at least prototyped media that are completely forgotten now, lavishly illustrated with photos of these beautiful contraptions of brass, wood, Baekelite and gutta-percha. The project started on a mailing list and grew like Topsy, and ended up as a sort of encyclopedia posted on the Interweb. It's just as well, because of the truly bizarre media systems that promised to be the Next Big Thing, not even pieces remain. So the idea was kicked around a bit for a few years, and people (like me) added bits and pieces to the encyclopedia. By 2004, some Numeedja theory types had gotten involved, bringing a truckload of Marx, Derrida and others to the project, hence the conference.