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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

FLOPPY-DISK CULTURE #1: IDM THEFT ABLE

Pop this in yer slot and smoke it: two und a bit minutes of fecund, floppy-drive joy.



Minijack #7: "Skin Oils Play a Flute with Breasts" by IDM THEFT ABLE.

Available from the Belgian Minijack Floppy-Disk label run by Xavier and Emmanuel from the mighty Buffle.

Xavier tells me that IDM THEFT ABLE is/are “Skot from Maine. He's also playing with Crank Sturgeon sometimes. And Visitations. Check his website."

It sounds like a crafty wank or a hurried lunchtime dry hump interspersed with micro-shards of found sound – clicks und clunks n snippets und off-cuts from Life’s strange sonic tapestry dragged und, uh, dropped into the wrong audio-folder. And none of this is a bad thing, y’dig.



Later, what sounds like an except from a bootleg Daffy Duck pornflick throws its car-keys into the fruit-bowl and cops off w/ someone else’s missus. Much huffing and squeaking and a'squelching of fake-leather car-seats ensues. Mini-trills of what sounds like an overdriven flute (the clues in the title, doofus! Oh, right! Okay, then…) or maybe a geetar, make guest-appearances for the slimmminest fraction of a second: it’s A Day in the Life for the Post-Post-Post-Post Punk generation. If James Joyce had lived to hear Furious Pig he would be making music that sounds like this. Like an amoeba trapped on a microscope-slide, yet able to also see itself through the eye-piece, this somehow simultaneously (and hilariously) describes the, uh, Human Condition, but also remains joyously alive and separate from it, yet is also a part of what is being described (huh!?)…kinda self-referential/self-describing buffoonery that also accidentally touches on some higher truth (which it instantly forgets when it sobers up). Art as artefact, as seen by itself, but w/out artifice. The process is the product. “Apes w/out Frontiers.” It’s a blinkin’ giggle, innit.




It ends on a curtailed squall of feedback, like all good Rock n Roll should.

File under A:\

LOVEECSTASYCRIME

Fucking hell. Only just noticed this.

Jesus. Stay safe, man.