Monday, January 23, 2012

further to the "whither generation gap?"/what happens when your parents have got cool taste and turn you onto stuff? question:

"It all started when I was 16 and I pulled out In the Court of the Crimson King from my Dad’s record collection. As soon as I put the needle on that thing, my life changed forever”--Christian Richer on how his project The Haiduk and its yet-to-be-released album 1968 came about

further to the Sixties-via-Eighties deadest of dead ends assertion, No Pain On Pop comment on The Haiduk and 1968

"Of course, you might ask if the world of 2011 needs an album that’s so hopelessly nostalgia-dripping and almost excessively true to original 60s psych pop. But on the other hand, in a way 1968 could even be considered the overdue complement to hypnagogic pop’s inner agenda to musically manifest the blurry memories of the music of our childhood... growing up in the 80s and 90s did not only mean "Boys of Summer" but also our parents’ collection of late 60s/early 70s psychedelia.... playing 1968 actually feels like putting on one of those dusty records we’ve just found in a box in the attic."

further to the what-happened-to-cultural-patricide/the kill-your-idols impulse, Richer says 1968 is “a modern piece containing an old school aesthetic, rather than an album trying to sound like it was made during that time. It’s more of an homage or a big ‘thank you’ to all the brilliant, inspired and beautiful music that’s been made during the 60s”

but judge for yerself [for pity's sake don't hear through my ears, whatever you do ;) eh?]

THE HAIDUKS - Use Up My Time from Moduli TV on Vimeo.

actually sounds more like PiL's "Low Life" than anything Sixties

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