Sunday, October 31, 2010

very pretty

like a cleaned-up (dare i say IDM-ed up?) take on things Ruff Sqwad did about five years ago, "UR Love Feels" and such

Friday, October 29, 2010

wiley tweet-stream

# I want a different job in music one where I don't have to talk a lot just sit in a chair and collect money and work projects from the inside about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®


@artifactde5ign I would rather be in eastenders to be honest about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to artifactde5ign


@wileyeskiboy its not a rooney I don't want more money I just feel trapped about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to wileyeskiboy


@kreptplaydirty bro I show them the music and they just dark me I'm dying inside bro about 2 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to kreptplaydirty


@DmanthedesigneR 2 words tinchy stryder about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to DmanthedesigneR


@braddersbrad na brad I can't do it anymore I'm 31 not 21 my energy is dying out I feel sick delivering music I would rather just leak it about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to braddersbrad


Sometimes you have to lose to win about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

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@ox_monicaaMVLx record labels in england don't even know what to do with me its over I give up about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to ox_monicaaMVLx


I feel like a nobody in music today trust me about 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone


I can't continue my blood ain't musical blood anymore about 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone

RT @WileyArtist: I'm quitting music today its over about 3 hours ago via ÜberTwitter Retweeted by WileyArtist and 7 others


I just need a new job I'm sick of this one about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Stranglers / Vangelis connection

Sunday, October 24, 2010

this video totally suits the music!

Friday, October 15, 2010

odd little 90s moment when rock, hip hop, and house got blurry

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

this is a bit like dubstep's "windows in the sky" - epic trancekore - the logical destination of the quasi-anthemic-but-still-leashed "midnight request line"

with a bit of Boards of Canada "Beautiful Place in the Country" in the vocals

the kids in the vid look like they're raving, but they're not really letting loose are they?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

the end of an era?


pull quote from the piece:

Geneeus insists that radio kept him on the straight and narrow.

"Everyone I knew at school is in prison," he says. "I do feel a responsibility to show young people that there is an alternative. That there are other ways of doing what you want in life."

some people in the past have accused me of romanticizing the whole ruffneck/"street knowledge"/ghetto culture that spawned jungle and grime

on the contrary, what i romanticize is the attempt to find another path through all that negativity, a way out... those who manage to do something constructive and aesthetically potent, in circumstances where the economic and social odds are stacked against them... i find that inspiring and compelling... and i will continue to believe that this "rise above" spirit brings an extra dimension to the music.... an impetus, an edge, a hunger that is palpable... and that is absent in other musics which, whatever their virtues, do not come from the same kind of place. the evidence that this is so is overwhelming.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Electronic Dance Music

Alwin Nikolais - Noumenon (1953) from Thomas Patteson on Vimeo.

Found an LP of this modernist choreographer Alwin Nikolais's electronic music at the annual yard sale of the apartment block over the road from us in New York several years ago. Going for $1! Amazing sleeve.

You can see one of his pieces recreated for the opening credit sequence of The Company, that disappointing very late period (last one before he croaked? Robert Altman movie on ballet.

There is a thread running through avant-classical electronic/concrete music that involves the partnership of composers with radical ballet choreographers -- Pierre Henry et le chorégraphe Maurice Béjart, Warner Jepson and the San Francisco ballet company, some others I'm blanking on...

Monday, October 4, 2010

for this (recently reactivated) piece

i made this dubble-ceedee

BLEEP 20 plus
1/ UNIQUE 3 "The Theme" (Chill/Ten, 1989)
2/ UNIQUE 3 "7-AM" (flipside above)
3/ FORGEMASTERS "Track With No Name" (Warp, 1989)
4/ SWEET EXORCIST "Testone" (Warp, 1989)
5/ ITAL ROCKERS "Ital's Anthem (Trebledown Bassup Mix)"
(Bassic, 1990)
6/ NEXUS 21 "Self Hypnosis (The Whippy Remix)"
from Progressive Logic EP (Network, 1990)
7/ LFO "LFO" (Warp, 1990)
8/ RHYTHMATIC "Take Me Back (Rob Gordon Edit--'With Extra Bass') "
(Network, 1990)
9/ UNIQUE 3 "Weight For the Bass (Original Soundyard Dubplate Mix)"
(Ten Records, 1990)
10/ NIGHTMARES ON WAX "Aftermath" (Warp, 1990)
11/ TRICKY DISCO "Tricky Disco" (Warp, 1990)
12/ TUFF LITTLE UNIT "Join the Future" (Warp, 1991)
13/ UBIK "Bass Generation" off Non Stop Techno EP (Zoom, 1990)


1/ ABILITY II "Pressure Dub" (Outer Rhythm, 1991)
2/ FORGEMASTERS "Stress" off The Black Steel EP (Network, 1991)
3/ ORIGINAL CLIQUE "Now Hear Me Now"
off North of Watford EP (Chill, 1990)
4/ XON "Dissonance" off The Mood Set EP (Network, 1991)
5/ SWEET EXORCIST "Clonk's Coming" off C.C.C.D (Warp, 1991)
6/ LFO "What Is House" off What Is House EP (Warp, 1992)
7/ COCO STEEL AND LOVEBOMB "Feel It" (Warp, 1992)
8/ NIGHTMARES ON WAX "I'm For Real" (Warp, 1990)
9/ NIGHTMARES ON WAX "Dextrous" (Warp, 1989)
10/ UNIQUE 3 "Phase 3" off Jus Unique LP (Ten Records, 1990)
11/ TURNTABLE OVERLOAD "T.T.O. (O.T.T. Mad Bastard Mix)"
(R&S, 1990)
12/ SWEET EXORCIST "Clonk (Freebass)" (Warp, 1991)
13/ F-X-U "The Scheme" (Made On Earth, 1990)

Question: if i was to make a third disc, what should be on it?
vintage 1995 interview with the Mover from Alien Underground zine!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


the original sounds

if not more futuristic

then at least as futuristic

as the Darkstar cover does

even though almost thirty years separate them

Darkstar: Gold (Hyperdub 2010) from Hyperdub on Vimeo.

curious, that