Jesse Osborne-Lanthier: North Face Killah

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Sticking out like an iceberg on the EP – this (first couple of minutes…) is powerful low end, tsunami, bass power noise with impressive menace and build.

A one off maybe? because the rest of the material succumbs to the leitmotifs of label boss Rabit (and the obvious temptations of sucking up to the boss, clearly) – jittery, scrunchy, spastic, stop-start, sonic doodling without intent. All very archly ‘abstract’ and ‘détourned’ flubbery sound design à la IRCAM/Stockhausen, but to what purpose who knows?

We often talk about music, or frame it, in terms of “going places…”, “going somewhere…” but this goes nowhere, and not in a good way either (like Satie’s ‘Vexations’ or La Monte Young drone marathons say?). It’s just f***ing irritating listening.

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2 thoughts on “Jesse Osborne-Lanthier: North Face Killah

  1. ha, thats why i rarely listen to any of the oh so highly praised electronic pioneers. I think ” yeah nice sounds, i could use them”, but as music its not enough for me, or i am not enough for the music. the intro here is indeed nice, the rest is to plastic. i have the same problem with kamixlo or tsvi, its somehow good but a bit too exerted and diva-like. i always see a hand with ugly plastic finger nails then…

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