In 2006 I started a side project that was inspired by the music from 80s Hollywood films, or at least my memories of them. That era is fully ingrained in me from my childhood, I made these tracks purely from my head - purely from the memories I have of that era.
I recently decided to revisit Champagne Eagle, exploring specific cliches of this specific facet of 80s culture.
The aim is to make period-correct music, working totally from scratch using period-correct synths, drum machines, guitars and FX.
I’ve started a playlist on youtube, there will be more to come:
being an artist is weird because you never really feel like an artist. being a designer isn’t weird because i feel like a designer when i catch myself getting unhealthily emotionally attached to fonts.
Imagine if the straight edge scene put some of its energies towards addressing the social and economic factors that contribute to alcoholism, and the ways alcohol companies target certain groups and communities, rather than simply criticizing everyone who drinks? Or if they decided to look critically at the racist, classist criminal justice system and War on Drugs that leads to much more violence and crime than drugs themselves, rather than bashing people who use drugs?
got a very exciting submission to music for downers today that i will be releasing along with the graveflowers and dream date with boyd rice tapes.
thee ov bulb play depressive lo-fi post-punk. here is the closer to the album, the only song featuring prominent vocals and guitar. the rest of the album is focused around low-end, heavy synths and dancey drum machines.