Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Harsh Realm
Interesting article on the Exclaim! website about the Vancouver noise scene. Nice to see these kids getting some attention in the mainstream media (and - no - The Wire doesn't count). As usual, though, I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. The main element that's bothersome is the disdain for electronic dance music expressed by a few of the people interviewed. This seems like bullshit to me, given that the city's uncontrollably vibrant noise crowd is in exactly the same boat as its equally happening post-rave/dubstep massive. Both are having to create their own spaces to exist in; refusing to be squeezed out of existence by the city's crypto-Satanic neo-liberal overground.

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