Sunday, 20 July 2014

Electric Citizen - Magnetic Man

"Why don't you put a smile on your face? Let some sunshine in. Life is good."
- Michael Madsen

Bernard Hoffman

Friday, 4 July 2014

Lowlifes in the Basement #69

MP3 - PodOmatic - iTunes

"We ain't kissin' no goddamn ass to be accepted. If you're waitin' on that to happen, sucker - you'll be a waitin' motherfucker."

01. Dinos Boys - Bloody Carpet
02. Rondos - Colour TV/Contrast
03. Colleen Green - Taxi Driver
04. Cervix - Sacrificial Life
05. Rick Shapiro - God's an Idiot
06. Brenda Lee - Coming on Strong
07. Neil Young - I Wonder If I Care As Much
08. Teengenerate - The American Blues
09. The Thing - Hidegen Fujnak a Szelek
10. Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Over the River
11. Void - Think
12. Elvis Presley - (You're The) Devil In Disguise
13. Geto Boys - Fuck 'Em

Vincent van Gogh

Zig Zags - Magic

Garage rock heavy metal. It kind of sounds like Fuzz, but has a more juvenile punk rock attitude to it.

Unwound - Stuck in the Middle of Nowhere Again

'90s post-hardcore. This is from their self-titled record which was reissued late last year in a cool box set: Kid is Gone. It includes demos and live radio recordings. Not just a lot of shit material put together so they have something to sell, it's really good and interesting from beginning to end.

Watery Love - Pump The Bimbo

In your face noisy punk.

Boris - Heavy Rain

Images from Wolf, a Dutch movie about a kickboxer/criminal. I liked it a lot, although not very original and they should've cut out twenty minutes or so. This is the first full length movie the director made on his own, I think we can expect great things from him.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Monday, 30 June 2014

Hardcore in Noord-Korea

I made this for a school project about revolution. Initially I wanted to experiment with "creating a new genre". You can hear three of my poor attempts here: gabber with jazz, drone metal with happy North Korean folk music and finally gabber mixed with the Red Army Choir. My teacher told me that it would be cool if I combined it with a story line. Immediately I had to think about this director who got abducted in Hong Kong and was brought to North Korea. Over there he was ordered to make movies for Kim Jong-il, Pulgasari being the most famous on. This dumb little movie I made is based on that. The youth is getting obnoxious and disobedient. The punishments and executions aren't helping, the kids don't give a shit and they keep partying. The Great Leader sees only one way to gain back control: he kidnaps a DJ from the Netherlands and forces him to put socialist messages in his music. I wish I had more time to spend on it, I'm happy with the idea though. A lot of shit I've done this year were cool conceptually, but the finishing products kind of blow. That's maybe a good thing, it could motivate me to get better. I should emphasize "could" and add "I never get good at anything, so why even bother?". Anyway, the video is mostly in Dutch. I'm sorry about that. I'm also sorry about everything else.