|A_Dontigny / Geisteswissenschaften|
|Add Date:||2008-06-15||Pull Date:||2008-08-17||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||22 Jun|
|1.||Jul 10, 2010:||Music Casserole |
|4.||Jun 17, 2008:||Zikr |
|2.||Jan 16, 2009:||Orangeasm |
|5.||Jun 16, 2008:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
|3.||Jun 18, 2008:||Baptism of Solitude |
|6.||Jun 16, 2008:||Now's the time |
Experimental mashups of noise, dance electronica, and/or samples of normal/nice musics. Lots of glitchiness even on the catchier tracks. None of these short tracks will unsettle a KZSU-inured noise DJ, and a few barely count as noise, but there's a likeable mess-with-your-head quality throughout. |
Many tracks slice-and-dice samples of real music, creating mutant collages (3,9,12,17). Others set "nice" music against noisy sounds ironically (2, which is a misfire; 7, 13)
Some tend towards cheesier electronica/jazz blends in a pop-Euro way (5, 11 (*FCC*), 15). A_Dontigny *is* European, so that makes sense.
Faves: 1, 3, 4, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
1- Hip-hop-like countdown, then a fast blur of spliced sounds, kinda cool
2- Awful smooth jazz overlaid with ironic noisiness. But it doesn't cancel out the smooth jazz enough. Avoid.
3- Cut-up cello tones, a nice choppy feel. Overtaken by sci-fi sounds later
4- Snaky jazz guitar, angular, untreated. Backed by a crumpling sound that grows.
5- Dramatic tones vs. tinny glitches and weird piano
6- Reverent deep bass tones, into tough clambering noises
7- Symphonic! Like track 2, it overlays "nice" music with noisy experimentalism, this time more successfully.
8- Keyboard sounds in spastic bursts
9- Noise intro, then a smooth-jazz song gets dissected. Messy.
10- Rolling guitar riff. Forest of electronics and percussion. Cool wind-down ending.
11- *FCC* many times, not advisable for airplay. Airy synth tones, some guy yelling/moaning
12- Clanky chaos and big buzzing buzz. Fast.
13- Warbly nostalgia classical music, warped, with techno insects flying about. Gets dense, crunchy.
14- Dark and twiddly. Cool percussion.
15- Bass buzz, some distant crackles... then, an electronica beat, a bit chill
16- Ghostly vowels, then a heavy beat and catchy synth riff.
17- Like a rolling guitar chord cut up and respliced into varying rhythmic patterns. Fast and glitchy, as if the CD player was breaking up on orbital re-entry