Friday, January 23, 2009

W€$T €$$€X INQ@£@B انقلاب

Some friends of some friends sent over this link a few days ago: West Essex Inqalab انقلاب

I have to say that I really love "Dollar Signs 4 Eyes" - I keep playing it; there's something oddly touching about both the song and the performance, tho hard to quantify exactly what. "Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation." I like the way the male and female voices almost blend into one, but not quite...but that guy's voice, like a weirdly unnerving cross between Robert Wyatt and Genesis P-Orridge. Auto-critical Pop...polemic with a heart, I guess.

"Who are you?" I naively asked, shouting out into the shadows.

"It's a small group of people from Ilford, Stratford area. 1 or 2 of them were involved in The 'West Essex Zapatista'," came the enigmatic answer. "They're looking 4 gigs."