Started by WCN, October 18, 2021, 11:45:20 PM
Quote from: GenitalStigmata on April 06, 2022, 09:46:29 AMit's seemingly very clear Roemer isn't entirely what people think he is.
Quote from: Bloated Slutbag on April 12, 2022, 03:54:04 PMQuote from: GenitalStigmata on April 06, 2022, 09:46:29 AMit's seemingly very clear Roemer isn't entirely what people think he is.Not quite sure which people you are referring to.
Quote from: Baglady on April 18, 2022, 08:30:17 PMIt was a good talk, I think! Hope I wasn't talking too much out of my ass. I did forget to say that there's alot of good writing out there, on forums and other places. I've really enjoyed the longer articles lately published on the Special Interests website, for example. More of that, please!
Quote from: Johann on April 18, 2022, 07:03:30 PMQuote from: Bloated Slutbag on April 12, 2022, 03:54:04 PMQuote from: GenitalStigmata on April 06, 2022, 09:46:29 AMit's seemingly very clear Roemer isn't entirely what people think he is.Not quite sure which people you are referring to.The younger generation (maybe including university educated, like Roman) is triggered really easily. Ambiguity in art is no longer tolerated, they want very clear boundaries; and ideologies expressed/explained in very clear and identifiable ways. At least in that part of the American Midwest. This doesn't seem to be such a problem in European scene or Japan/Asia.I was thinking about this over the last years, if you listen to a lot of the Harsh Truth Podcast or meet those folks (mostly from midwest) they are all "crew" kid straight edge hardcore kids and kids who listened to shitty Christian hardcore, scenes that were very much steeped in uniformity and clear social/ideological boundaries with a touch of performative "violence" or a weak posturing. The influence of which is present in the sound and approach, the same conformity to identify is conveyed in the noise which is mostly just weak walls and an attempt to express a clear political ethos. Gone are the days where you'd have Con-Dom material being used to collaborate with both a project like Control Resistance and Militia. Kids today are taking sides and afraid to cross them, they wanna know who's serious about what, and if they don't know they don't touch it. Same with all the folks afraid of listening to Current 93 or Death In June.Inversely, I think when Roman is talking about Special-Interest and his perceived criticism of Power Electronics etc, I think he's less talking about Taint, Macronypmha, Grunt etc and probably more about this rise of reactionary noise and PE projects that are attempting to come off as super ideologically right. Most of which I think get ignored, the New Releases section is full of dorks putting up Bandcamp links to their "degenerate/nasty/harsh" projects. No one ever even responds. Maybe it's an access thing, in the sense there is more involvement, but there seems to be a clear lack of individuality that's more present than even 10 years ago.
Quote from: morbid_dyspepsia on April 27, 2022, 10:30:49 AMRomain says new age ambience suggests that the listener must think of happiness, beauty and love. I think for a lot of people harsh noise wall can put the listener into more of a negative headspace. Even though he is not telling you to think that.