I’m trying to post on a huge backlog of records at the moment so hopefully there will be a few more posts happening over the next week or so. I’ve already posted on Pat Maherr’s other project Indignant Senility which I thought was pretty great. Even better is his Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting project because on Bubble Thug, instead of slowing down Wagner until it is unrecognisable, Maherr finds cheap and obscure gangsta rap CD’s and basically applies a chopped and screwed vibe to it all. The DJ Screw influence is finding its way to all manner of records at the moment, none more so that the “witch house of OooOo and Salem but here Screw’s aesthetic is taken to its absolute extreme. In a genre that relies upon its lyrics it’s quite strange to hear hip hop where the vocals are completely indecipherable, and when combined with the beats becomes an oozy, gooey disorienting experience. Beats are stretched and the trite r n’ b interludes that commercial hip hop have relied upon for the last decade or so become nauseating and in fact it is like listening to hip hop when you’re sea sick. Some of his sonic manipulations become particularly sinister. “Bounce wit me, bounce wit me” becomes the chant of a cult rather than a call to party. This is a record that should have been on a lot of best of lists last year. Very good indeed.
Archive for the Indignant Senility Category
Boomkat recently had a sale on all their Type stock. I had a field day and picked up shitloads of fantastic records which I never knew existed. All I really wanted to buy when I logged into Boomkat was Black to Comm’s Alphabet 1968 but ended up with so much more. One of the records that I took a punt on and that has ended up changing the way I listen to music is Indignant Senility’s Plays Wagner. Indignant Senility is one of the projects of Pat Maherr who is probably more well know for his DJ Screw inspired deconstruction of obscure gangsta rap in Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting. In both projects he uses the same set up to create something both haunting and a little creepy. On Plays Wagner he brings his technique to classical music and fucks with it until it loses all form and structure. It is a remarkable record that requires close listening because the clouds of what is kind of halfway to a dark ambient experience sometimes part to reveal the source material. As the genre of noise stagnates I’m finding myself more drawn to these types of records and if you’re in the same position as me I reckon you should probably listen to this.