9 jan. 2011, 20h09m par enigmapanda
2 juin 2008, 20h19m par DoorchaserI still remember the first time I heard Arne's outlet! We (My allready deceased Blues-Thrash-outfit called A.R.S.E.!) were doing this interview on Louvains student radio “Radio Scorpio”. After he show the DJ put on this record and I instantly asked: “Who is this??? This is amazing...” Turns out to be Styrofoam!
Belgium's Arne van Petegem abandoned the guitar-based space-rock experiment of Tin Foil Star's Too Late Then Too Late Now (Noise Museum, 1999) to focus on Styrofoam, a laptop-based project devoted to abrasive and distorted electronic pop, bordering on Autechre's glitch aesthetics, that debuted with the instrumental album The Point Misser (Morr, 2000), highlighted by acid pieces such as Heaven Is Burning and Psychic Friends Network, and the vocal album A Short Album About Murder(Morr, 2001), a melodic excursion rich in ambience. The romantic aspects of the latter were further refined on the vocal tunes of I'm What's There To Show That Something's Missing (Morr…
17 mars 2008, 9h44m par farmolioI’ve spent more and more time listening to vinyl lately- which is absolutely scrobble-proof. So, as if anyone in particular cared, I thought I’d talk about some the things I have been listening to on vinyl that I don’t have (or rarely listen to) in any digital format.
Styrofoam : I got into this artist because of his association with Ben Gibbard, whom I’m liking more and more these days. I picked up I'm What's There To Show That Something's Missing on the recommendation of Bill at Crooked Beat, and he’s never steered me wrong. The album is filled with complex, layered songs with brilliant sonic range. It reminds me a little bit Dntel in places, but I’d never say the two were necessarily similar. It’s mesmerizing, and mixed so well.
Bonnie Prince Billy: I listen to a few albums in digital format, but I love I see a darkness. It might be my favorite of his records. It’s dark and melodic, and very consistent, even if it’s not very long. The title track is just perfect.