||[Jun. 26th, 2007|04:21 pm]
Listening to Venetian Snares for the second time in my life. The first time was like 5 years ago.
Yeah, this still isn't what I am looking for in music. But I'll add it to the list of music that will quickly clear out the room.
Right behind Jandek, Merzbow and Counting Crows. God, that's a fun list.
Please comment with your favorite beyond-difficult-to-listen-to artists.
Bonus points if you can name the typeface in the above cover art.
Bastard Noise, or John Wiese solo.
i keep finding this cat stuff, and i have to send it to you, otherwise i have all these cat links. Crazy cat lady.
crazy cat link
Crazycatladypower, I say.
2007-06-27 03:46 am (UTC)
Some stuff I really like works... like Coil, Current 93, Throbbing Gristle. Also noise stuff like Winterkalter... Oh Fantomas too! And many other Mike Patton side projects. I can probably think of more but I gotta go.
I tried to leave out enough for people to play along, but that's a really great one I totally blanked on.
Actually, at one a recent show I went to, they played something off of Peeping Tom to clear everybody out.
John S Hall (Simple Men, King Missile)
Friends of Dean Martinez
Pink Floyd live bootlegs 69-71
TMBG also clears out a room fairly quick these days
(. . .ewwww . . . Counting Crows)
Hey!! That's a damn good mix. I don't think I'd want to hang out with anyone that would leave if any of that came on.
Yeah, FDM is the only one I'm not familiar with. I'll add him to the last.fm 'for later' queue... huh, they're connected with my most favorite groups.
I'm thinking we don't have the same definition of 'difficult listening'.
2007-06-27 10:28 pm (UTC)
Well "difficult listening" is very subjective.
The same people who would consider FDM or Sun Ra boring are the same people who can't bear Godspeed You Black Emperor or Explosions in the Sky. I definitely don't have TOO high of a tolerance for avante garde or IDM since there is a lot I can't listen to, or just need to take in small doses. I have only heard a few Venetian Snares songs and there is no way I would run out and get an album based on what I heard. The last experimental band I did that with was called "Battles"
That was my "anonymous" comment earlier. Another experimental band which some people find difficult to listen to but I like is "White Flight". They sound like early Beck but on more drugs.
My tastes lean more towards the languid space out jam vs the incredibly repetitive and irritating beats found in some IDM and glitch-pop. My ex-gf ruined "house music" for me forever. It all sounds like updated gay disco music to me. Of course I am not into country, heavy metal, or most rap . . . you can call me a "hater" if you want, but assumed by "unlistenable" you meant "unorthodox".
Hey, when you reply to yourself, LJ doesn't email anyone.
White Flight is from Lawrence, by the way. Seems like he plays here a lot with the new album.
Oh, nevermind, this was emailed.
I was looking through my mp3s and found some Rotterdam Termination Source again.
I really gotta think that's the winner. I mean, what can beat early shitty eurotechno?
2007-07-10 04:58 am (UTC)
At first I thought, "Frutiger!", but alas it isn't.
A few decades too early with that.
Big and oblique hint: Orson Wells
2007-07-10 04:31 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh. Goudy Sans? No, the As are wrong. It does look like the work of Freddy G. Help me out here.
That's a much better guess! I just noticed how tiny the title is.
Here's a better example of it:
I've noticed this font used a lot of book and album covers.