Skip to main content

Ads

loading...

Featured Post

Cashmere Cat - Princess Catgirl Music Album Reviews

The Norwegian producer invents a Vocaloid-inspired feline character and retreats from the spotlit pop of his last album, returning to the introspective hush of his earlier work.
After all these years, Cashmere Cat is still shy. The musician born Magnus August Høiberg has nearly a decade of prismatic productions under his belt, which has led to appearances on the big stages at EDM festivals, collaborations with childhood heroes, and studio time with the biggest pop stars in the world. On some level, Høiberg has had to adjust to the practicalities that this success requires. He once wouldn’t even do in-person interviews, but a few years ago he finally decided to open up about his life story in a music video. One would imagine he’s no longer hiding in a bathroom, as a friend of his once described, when DJ Khaled unexpectedly turns up at the studio.

Watch Or Download Now..



15 Minutes of War 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
Extra Ordinary 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
Strange But True 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
The Village In The Woods 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
William 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
The Drone 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
100 Acres of Hell 2019 720p Watch Now - Click Here
El Camino A Breaking Bad Movie 1080p Watch Now - Click Here
Harvie and the Magic Museum 720p Watch Now - Click Here
The Lion King 2019 Watch Now - Click Here
Wonder Woman Bloodlines 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
The Boat 2018 720p Watch Now Click Here
Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 720p Watch Now Click Here
My Soul To Keep 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
Semper Fi 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
The Secret Life of Pets 2 2019 Watch Now Click Here
Toy Story 4 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
The Death and Return of Superman 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw 2019 720p Watch NowClick Here
Spider-Man Far from Home 2019 720p Watch NowClick Here
Rogue Warfare 2019 720p Watch NowClick Here


Tropical Fuck Storm - Braindrops Music Album Reviews

The Melbourne punk quartet sift through the grubbiest entrails of politics and internet culture, but their perspective sounds stilted.

With their 2018 single “Soft Power,” Melbourne quartet Tropical Fuck Storm wrote a eulogy for a world addled and spent by toxic internet culture. The sluggish garage blues number cycled from nuclear arms to class inequality to the impending release of Top Gun 2, unable to bring anything into focus. By the time it was over, lead singer Gareth Liddiard was glitching, drowning in a sea of cultural ephemera: “Bye bye Richie, Chachi, Fonzie, Ralphy, and Joanie Cunningham,” he mumbled, finding final solace in thoughts of the Happy Days gang. It was a disturbingly visceral interrogation of the ways we distract ourselves.

But it’s hard to strike gold twice. On their sophomore record Braindrops, which arrives just a year after last year’s A Laughing Death in Meatspace, Tropical Fuck Storm are still sifting through the grubbiest entrails of politics and internet culture, but their perspective sounds stilted. Where once he came across as a kind of greasy, tweaking prophet, Liddiard is now, more often than not, an orator with nothing to say.

If anyone’s qualified to make music about all-encompassing terror, it ought to be Tropical Fuck Storm. As part of legendary art-punks the Drones, guitarist Liddiard and bassist Fiona Kitschin dissected Australia’s toxic nationalism; keyboard player and guitarist Erica Dunn leads punk trio MOD CON, whose 2018 debut seethed with anti-capitalist fury; and Lauren Hammel is the drummer of ferocious anti-colonial metal band High Tension. Liddiard and Kitschin recruited Dunn and Hammel in 2017, after deciding to retire their 20-year-old Drones project in favor of a band with more women involved. Less than a year later, they released Meatspace, a twisted polemic against asinine political discourse and self-destructive internet echo chambers.

But Braindrops isn’t animated by the same vigor and depth of thought, and Liddiard’s verbose witticisms now border on the insufferable. Lead single “The Planet of Straw Men,” ostensibly about the corruption of the Chinese and Russian governments, rambles abstractly about how states attempt to distract their citizens. It feels like tiresome galaxy-brain babble, itself an over-complicated attempt to distract from the fact that all points made are incredibly obvious. Even the satisfyingly irregular phrasing of Liddiard and Dunn’s twitchy yelps—“They’re always going for the coup de grâce!”—can’t make those words meaningful. Similarly, “The Happiest Guy Around” aims to make a point about the self-perpetuating nature of online arguments, but can’t find a greater conclusion than, “When you ever gonna learn to let things go?”
loading...
Liddiard has cited Captain Beefheart as an influence on Braindrops, and you can hear the angular, upsetting rhythms of Trout Mask Replica and Doc at the Radar Station in more upbeat tracks like “Straw Men” and “Happiest Guy Around.” But Braindrops is more interesting when it leaves this realm. Album highlight “Who’s My Eugene?”, written and sung by Dunn about the notoriously unethical psychotherapist Eugene Landy, rides a hypnotic industrial chug that eventually slides into a convulsing, fuzzed-out denouement. The record’s slow, quiet final stretch coheres in a way the rest of Braindrops fails to: The introspective “Aspirin” plods and clatters, vividly conjuring the discomfort of glimpsing an ex at the gas station.

Too often Braindrops’ commentary feels arbitrary or pro forma, but eight-minute closer “Maria 63” reconjures the album’s missing pathos. The song tells a fabricated story of Maria Orsic, a mysterious and, in Liddiard’s estimation, entirely fake Nazi witch exalted by online conspiracists. In Tropical Fuck Storm’s telling, Orsic is a trickster capable of duping even a keen-eyed Mossad agent. It’s not just a ham-fisted fake news allegory; like “Soft Power,” it’s an engrossing, haunted fable, a way to link society’s obsession with conspiracy to our basic needs for security and comfort. It’s proof that Tropical Fuck Storm are still clever when they want to be, able to channel obsessive rage into real insight. Braindrops could’ve used more like it.


View my Flipboard Magazine.

View the original article here

Comments

Ads

loading...

Ads

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Rogue Warfare 2019 Sinhala Subtitles

Synopsis A group of military elite from the U.S., Russia, UK, China and France join forces to fight an elite underground terrorist network.

Huawei Launches Mate 30 Phones Without Google Apps

The launch of the much awaited Huawei Mate 30 was hampered due to the ongoing trade-war between China and the US. As a result, search engine giant Google has pulled its applications and services from the company’s new devices. The new device by Huawei was announced in Munich on September 19, 2019. The high-end Mate 30 series features Huawei’s latest class-leading camera and 5G technology.

Nokia 7.2 Review: Hands-on

Nokia 7.2 Review: Hands-on The Nokia 7.2 features an eye-catching design, an impressive camera setup and doesn't cost a bomb - what's not to like? Here's our hands-on review.
Should I Buy The Nokia 7.2?
We’ll reserve our full verdict for now, but based on our hands-on impressions, the Nokia 7.2 is certainly one to watch. The design is eye-catching and unique, the display is bright and crisp, and the rear-facing camera setup could potentially compete with what premium smartphones offer.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 2019 Sinhala Subtitles

Synopsis
Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Gmail Begins Rolling Out Dark Mode For Users

The much awaited dark theme option for Gmail is now rolling out for Android as well as iOS users. The new appearance will change the default white background in Gmail to black. The Google blog post has said that the new feature will start rolling out immediately. The blog post has mentioned that it might also take 15 days or longer for some of the users to see the future.