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Theodor Bastard - Vetvi [vinyl LP]

THEODOR BASTARD "VETVI" VINYL LP - RELEASE DATE: 28.10.2016

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THEODOR BASTARD
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ID MOLOTOV
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SNOG
BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE PROLES

Hymen (Germany), 2003 | Y730

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SNOG. BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE PROLES

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david thrussells snog project has always been a meme complex - a series of critical cultural concepts that suggest an alternative worldview is necessary. yet the composition of its payload has shifted into a far more seductive form than its ever been before. once a harsh, post-industrial harbinger of the western worlds cultural and economic imperialism, snog is now simply western. sorta. beyond the valley of the proles leverages the anthemic sagas of johnny cash, roger miller and johnny horton - the hard-strummed western epics of the 1950s - in turning out superb moments of social commentary on a post-pop chassis. in crafting an entire album of richly detailed western ambient and broken beat grooves, snog has raised the bar far above the confrontational, one-dimensional message music of consolidated or the sample-collage and noise terrorism of the beta bodega label. beyond the valley of the proles is electro-western manna for progressive political consciousness. why snog is now all western and not the ebm or machine noise of the excellent 1999 album, third mall from the sun, is a long story, says thrussell. the short answer is that beyond is where i'm at right now. i don't want any distance; i want the message upfront - clothed with some sincere attempt at emotion and communication. the message of beyond the valley of the proles is if nothing else a smoldering bitterness about the deplorable state of popular and socio-corporate culture. thrussell plies his maple-coated baritone voice - akin to leonard cohen, the thes matt johnson, or even the churchs steve kilbey - over jangling western melodies and crisp percussion to decry mass consumption (fill my hole) and soul-crushing careerism (businessman). "the master," with its strident low guitar and cavernous electronic ambience, will make you feel like youre in the front row of hells main theater with johnny cash as the opening act. as on previous snog albums, theres one gem that always stands out, and on beyond the valley of the proles its the stunning into the light, an eloquent revelation of what happens when modern societys macabre machinations transmogrify human compassion into zealous terrorism and mass violence. yet beyond the valley of the proles isnt all doom and gloom. snogs trademark satirical bent is well represented in welcome to adelaide and justified homicide, both of which make mince-meat of the presumed moral rectitude of governments and laws and such. to be sure, beyond the valley of the proles is pure snog: insightful odes with a healthy dose of humor to go along with the cultural criticism. beyond the valley of the proles is therefore the quintessential snog album - if not for the music than at least for its name. a friend of mine said it was the best title for the album because he thinks i'm pretty much a cross between george orwell and an anarchic russ meyer, says thrussell with no small amount of glee, which i took as a supreme compliment.





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