10 March 2014

Metamono - Warszawa 7" mix

No one needs another Bowie cover version but this is a great song (a fave of 3yr old Littlest Loki) interestingly rendered; just the right amount of reverence, just the right amount of melodic mangling, just a flavour of plunderphonic beastliness. It sort of works and interests me in ways things like that rarely do. It doesn't even exactly mess with the DNA of the original but it does offer something, I think.

Don't really know much about Metamono. I like the fact they have a manifesto, even if the content of it is a bit daft (perhaps because the content is a bit daft):

Metamono Manifesto

All sound is now available to all musicians everywhere
Music has become a flaccid shadow of the social power it once was
metamono will restrict and limit the sound sources and techniques available to us in order

TO LIBERATE the imagination
TO ECHO the struggle society endures
Our restraints will be our liberties
Our limitations will be our aesthetic

We will kick against the pricks

metamono will never

- use a microphone
- use digital sound generation or sampling
- use mechanical sound generation
- use digital sound processing
- make overdubs
- remix
- be afraid of mono

metamono will only

- use analogue electronic sound generation
- use analogue electronic sound processing
- use digital recording and basic editing when no alternative is available
- compose and mix simultaneously
- build their own or play used instruments

Better this, I think than that terrible, sticky nothing that most bands give up, even when squeezed. Better this than the terrible heartless void.

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