Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nomo- Invisible Cities

Read the review here.

Also, here's a 15th anniversary commemoration of Natural Born Killers. A lot more I wanted to write in this one. Maybe there will be a longer piece published in some form soon. Hard to imagine a movie like this ever coming out now, let alone as a summer Blockbuster. It's a film that indemnifies not only the institutions of law enforcement, prisons, the media, and the family structure, but also, despite what Oliver Stone might argue, identifies love as a perpetuator of violence and the executioner of reason. In the meantime, it openly mocks victims and uses Hollywood hard-wiring evocations of empathy to make its audience choose between questioning the implicit assumptions of its filmology and rooting for monsters, knowing full well many would identify with the killers before they ever quaestioned the camera they'd spent the last 2 hours being asked to question. The post-Columbine, post-9/11 world has, if anything, become more sanctimonious about violence as it continues to be the most avid consumer of it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Going Solo

City Center's self-titled and hence hard to google debut- solo-ish hypnadreamic pop from Saturday Looks Good to Me frontman

The Present- The Way We Are a debut from Rusty Santos, who produced Sung Tongs and other stuff. More in the vein of Throbbing Gristle/ This Heat/ et al.

Robert Hampson's Vectors, solo outing from the brilliant head behind Main and the recently reissued Loop.

Saturday, October 3, 2009