The Full Transcript: Lil B NYU Lecture Mixtape by Regular Music

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While checking my email I was happy to discover that The Fader had posted a full transcript of Lil B's recent lecture at NYU. It was four pages from roughly an hour and half lecture, so I copied the transcript into a speech synthesis program to read to me while I was working on the computer and also listening to new recordings by Regular Music. The mix of Lil B's slang and sentiments as the synthetic "Alex" computer voice over Regular Music's new/old pastiche of technology was a complimentary, post-post modern mix that I found to be an equally enjoyable and strange listen, as well as a somewhat appropriate format to absorb the lecture.

 

The fact that we are even aware that Lil B exists is a product of our relationship to the internet. Starting with his onslaught of Myspace profiles and constant youtube videos, we know him through sheer brute force internet output, like Master P selling his mixtures out of the back of his car, Lil B takes his wares to the streets of the internet. This relationship to the net has perhaps been a factor in evolving his attitude from beyond rap's braggadocio tropes and embracing a post-ironic positivity and motivational empathy. By the time I finish mixing the audio in Ableton Live I'm talking on chat to the rapper Despot, who was at the lecture himslef. He expresses annoyance with the fans that are there who treat him as a sort of Godlike celebrity and simultaneously as some kind of golden retard. The fact that the lecture is happening is a bit confusing, but Lil B puts his heart into what he does and manages to transcend, through sheer will power.

 

*This mix is also a sequel, of sorts, to the "Whisper Song", Mac voice meets hip-hop video piece, that I put together years ago as a product of a Cory Arcangel lecture at The New Museum. I hope you enjoy it as much as a conceptual piece of music as well as reflective pop.

 


Plink Flojd

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Plink Flojd is a super audio/visual collective started by David Quiles Guillo with co-founders Yoshi Sodeoka and E*Rock. We collaborate with artists from all over the World and will be premiering our first installment of videos at NOVA®, in São Paulo, Brazil, in the spring of 2012.


Copy - The Diva Mixtape V.1

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The popular Diva mix was a CDR that we used to give away to people that bought the first Copy album Mobius Beard (2006) as a bonus item, but we've now brought back for "pay as you like" via Bandcamp for those that never got to hear it. More soon. (Artwork by Matthew Chambers, E*Rock and Fran Siriphan Bittakis)


Melodium - The Island

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Melodium "The Dark Home" Melodium's new album available now here! The Island is Melodium's fourth album for Audio Dregs in the past decade, recorded on (and dedicated to) the Island of Oleron, off the coast of France. It continues to hone the twinkling acoustic/electronic melodies and lopsided rhythms that tumble like a large egg down a grassy hill. This time around Melodium has seamlessly merged the cool jet stream of his vulnerable vocal pop side with warm instrumental passages for an album that floats between waves of orchestral strings and fingerpicking guitar. An impressive and intimate collection of songs, both breezy and heavy, bright yet brooding, for an effect that is dramatic while still being understated.

$12 CD in matte eco-pak with design by E*Rock. $5 mp3s.


Melodium - The Island (March 6, 2012)

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ARTIST: MelodiumTITLE: The Island IMPRINT: Audio Dregs Recordings CAT #: ADR079 UPC: 708527507926 RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2012

SONG TITLES: 1. Lacrymae 2. The Dark Home 3. Supervacuum 4. The Feeble Light 5. In Deserto 6. The Little Robot 7. Balanci 8. The Outside 9. Gaisma 10. The Pseudo Friends 11. Sine Ictu


Superfresh Fest 333

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DMTV2: Mon Nov 21

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DMTV2 is a collection of experimental and psychedelic animation from around the world. The emphasis is on non-commercial, personal work. We seek pure vision. Some of the films push visual noise and glitch to the limit while others reach a peak of ambient degaussed bliss.

 

Highlights include David O’Reilly’s latest award winning film, The External World, and new films from James Mercer, Jacob Ciocci, Yoshi Sodeoka and Mirai Mizue. This year’s program includes films by comics artists from around the world: Michael DeForge, Jesse McManus, King Terry and Amy Lockhart. We are also proud to collaborate with artists like Alexandra Gorczynski, Duncan Malashock, and local artist Brenna Murphy for the first time.

 

View the DMTV2 trailer here: http://vimeo.com/31415702

 


Nov.3 at Holocene

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Tender Loving Empire's annual compilation of local music, entitled "Friends and Friends of Friends", is back in its 4th edition! Come celebrate the release with live sets by some of the glimmering talents showcased on the comp:Radiation CityBrainstorm Finn Riggins E*Rock Adventures! With Might w/ DJ Liz B! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: First 50 people through the door will receive a FREE copy of the (hand silk-screened) comp!

$8 21+