[rumori] [Fwd: Clip: Bring the MP3 (fwd)]

The Evolution Control Committee [rumori] [Fwd: Clip: Bring the MP3 (fwd)]
Sun, 06 Dec 1998 21:58:23 -0500 (00912999503,

At 11:35 AM 12/6/98 -0800, you wrote:

>once again, it's taken the clout and strength of rap artists to make the
>most difference in the fight against ownership of ideas. fuckin' a.

I'm not sure whether to be happy about that or not. On one hand I'm
glad that someone with clout is changing things for the better (more or
less), but still...

>i dont know how many here are familiar with artists like dimitri from
>paris, fantastic plastic machine, cornelius, and stuff of this ilk from
>mostly europe and japan, but i find it interesting that as this new
>sub-genre-whatever-it-is-to-be-named is sort of in the same boat as
>"mediage" or whatever we're calling it. there's definitely certain
>aesthetic links and similarities shared by a certain group of bands, but no
>one has come up with a quick and dirty tag name, like GRUNGE.

One guy that interviewed me was calling it "Collage Rock", which I kinda like. The word "rock" still grates a little, but hey, it might get people listening to it... hey, how about "Plagiarhythm"? Wow, I gotta remember that...

>one interesting note: japan's copyright laws are much less stringent when
>it comes to sampling from american record labels. ...
>so maybe everyone on rumori and snuggles should set up some japanese
>distribution umbrella label???? ...

Interesting... anyone here familiar with Dum-Dum TV? They're Japanese
samplers... Eerie Materials put out a great split 7" with them and Wayne Butane, which everyone here -should- be familiar with but probably isn't.
He's pretty amazing.

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