Aesthetic recourse as a cognitively oriented cultural strategy is ceding rapidly to its role as a mere whip of consensus in mainstream discourse. The minds behind tonight’s event, however, are not yet above scraping the barrel of past or current pop culture to find the most crappy source material possible for their wild extravaganzas. Andy Votel, in his DJ set, draws on the truly remotest niches of world music to fire volleys at the subcultural canon, Dutch sound alchemist Kettel calls on New Age nostalgia to take a dig at kraut-style electronica while self-declared "lifestyle producer" Co La conjures minimal-psychedelic trips from dust-encrusted 50s pop and rocksteady memorabilia. New Age tapes chief James Ferraro, for his part, recycles the sound trash of corporate terror to create hypnotic tones hovering indecisively between cure-alls and neurotic complications, and therefore ably primes the floor for the processual music of Novo Line, which excecutes its procedures in resonance with the cheap minds of Berlin’s ubiquitous slot machines.
James Ferraro - 'Far Side Virtual' by Hippos In Tanks
Andy Votel - Gallic Magnetic and the Fractional Crystallisation of Space Rock by Finders Keepers Records
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