We Have a Technical #5: Self-Assigned Hairshirt

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October 11, 2013 | Category: We Have a Technical

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We’re happy to bring you the fifth episode of ID:UD’s new(ish) podast! In this installment, we set up some compare n’ contrast type discussion between two pairs of recent records. First up Kite’s V EP and Henric De La Cour’s Mandrills, followed by Comaduster’s Hollow Worlds and Architect’s Mine. While currently without a name or firm format, we hope you get a kick out of this new feature. As before, the podcast is up and running on iTunes, so rate, review, and/or subscribe if you’re so inclined. You can also stream it in the player below, or download it directly here.

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00:00: As with every week, our theme music is “Black Cross (Dead When I Found Her Remix)” by ∆AIMON, available from Artoffact records.

02:00: Intern Tobey is an aspiring industrial blogger, PHD candidate and rap mogul. Read about him in this article from Vancouver Is Awesome.

03:44: A dialectic is “a discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject, who wish to establish the truth of the matter guided by reasoned arguments.” Bruce knows this because he went to university. Alex does not because they never mentioned it in a comic to the best of his knowledge.

04:23: Alex wrote the review of Kite’s V which can be found here. Bruce wrote the review of Henric de la Cour’s Mandrills which can be found here.

08:25: Yvonne were formed in 1993 and dissolved in 2002 after releasing four albums. De La Cour and Berg formed Strip Music in 2003, have released two albums under the name and are currently on hiatus.

08:50: Bruce, really, really likes Roxette, you guys. Gyllene Tider: huge in Sweden.

09:48: It was actually mostly based around Swedish EBM, but who’s counting?

11:10: The song actually used on Freaks and Geeks was Styx’s “Come Sail Away”, go figure.

11:40: Although it did actually go somewhat awry, we still think this is pretty cool.

12:45: Henric de la Cour provided guest vocals and appeared in a video with the amazing Agent Side Grinder for the single “Wolf Hour”. Bruce is thinking of the video for De La Cour’s “My Machine”.

14:02: The video for “Grenade” really is pretty awesome.

15:15: Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” is a mutual favourite song of the senior staff.

15:19: Perhaps unsurprisingly Sweden’s economy isn’t that much fun to read about, compared to its bands anyway.

20:57: Sweden’s Progress Productions releases a lot of music we enjoy, by bands such as Necro Facility, SPARK!, Cryo, Vanligt Folk, Nexus Kenosis and more.

24:28: We wrote an extensive review of Architect’s “Mine”.

24:55: You can read Alex’s review of Comaduster’s Hollow Worlds here.

29:00: Tympanik Records is another of our favourite labels, releasing music from Worms of the Earth, r.roo, Autoclav1.1, ESA, Zinovia and many others.

30:35: Comaduster’s Réal Cardinal did sound design AAA video game franchise Mass Effect.

31:46: BASS, HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

33:30: The song we are referring to is “Foam Abbatoir” from Comaduster’s 2009 Slip Through EP, available as a pay-what-you-want release from Bandcamp.

37:18: We wrote a pretty extensive piece about Haujobb early on that still gets us a bit of traffic.

37:40: Many of the vocals on Mine are handled by Emese Arvai-Illes of Black Nail Cabaret.

39:18: That might be a bit dramatic, but nice imagery.

40:40: That David Sylvian album really is quite lovely.

46:46: Prepared guitar?

47:25: The instrument being referred to is a “Kitara”.

51:25: Bruce uploaded this very touching clip of Brian Wilson hearing Ronnie Spector sing “Don’t Worry Baby” from the documentary Mayor of the Sunset Strip.

52:00: You can still get copies of the limited white vinyl from Storming the Base!

52:55: Posted just yesterday!

55:00: Read Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music. Don’t be a sucker.

56:12: Who even knows what the hell this is? That said, Bruce was wrong: Greimas developed the semiotic square, not Gramsci. It’s a good thing he’s not in grad school anymore.

56:30: Damn, this song is niiiiiiice, “Running Up That Hill” references and all.

Thanks for listening!

4 Responses

  • Conor Connolly says:

    The “handing over vocal duties from behind the curtain” bit made me think of How To Destroy Angels, even though Trent’s vocals aren’t entirely absent from their stuff. Just sayin’. :P

  • Sheva says:

    But Emese wrote the lyrics (at least according to the liner notes), so i’m not sure if you can really say that DM is using someone else as his mouthpiece? :-~

    Looking forward to any potential podcast with Professor Reed; you’ll probably need to check with the Guinness Book of Records to see if there’s anything for nerdiest podcast record ever, since i think it may be smashed to smithereens ;-)

    • alex says:

      A good point! We’ve actually been going on our liner notesless promo downloads (waiting patiently on the vinyl), so that’s an added dimension to the record we need to take into account.

  • Johan says:

    I’m Swedish, and it’s very amusing to hear your gushing over our country. You’re right though, we ARE better in every way ;)

    Seriously though, I find it interesting that a lot of Swedes have that same gushing over Canadian artists such as FLA, Skinny Puppy etc. I think our countries are pretty similar in many ways.

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