Vaquero de Alta California
- Jan 20, 2018
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If you want to hear a more-or-less traditional Māori choral piece, the canonical example is Pokarekare ana. This is world famous in New Zealand and gets trotted out on a semi-regular basis on TV.Maori drummers and Maori choir singing with them for a song based partly on their mythology.
I've felt for a number of years that, in retrospect, those stories sounded too much like urban legends. From what I've heard, it does sounds like Barrett was always a very eccentric fellow, as you never hear about that time before the acid when he considered going into accounting. I've known people who got crazier as they got older and now live in their mom's basement without having ever been sybaritic rock stars....the less convinced I am of the "he took too much acid and lost it" story and the more it sounds like he was a somewhat mentally fragile guy who had no interest in pop stardom and just walked away from it in favor of painting, which is what he was doing before.
So I really hate mumblerappers - flow, voice, lyrics, lifestyle, aesthetics, etc. But there is some nice production out there. I haven't been listening to a lot of hip hop lately, but Anderson Paak has been sneaking into my youtube playlist and I really enjoy what I've heard.This sounds like Aphex Twin's Windowlicker crashed into Dr. Octagon. Not sure what drugs these mumblerappers are on but it must be good stuff.
Not as great sure but it has some of the same textural feel and the videos combo of booty and strangeness...So I really hate mumblerappers - flow, voice, lyrics, lifestyle, aesthetics, etc. But there is some nice production out there. I haven't been listening to a lot of hip hop lately, but Anderson Paak has been sneaking into my youtube playlist and I really enjoy what I've heard.
But Aphex and Octagon? I can see the influences (more Aphex than Oct), but I can't put this (or much else) in the same sentence as Windowlicker. Maybe I'm just too reverent...