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Old 11-09-2010, 06:53 AM   #451
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australian hip hop is horrendous. the actually unbelievable worship of scribe is all the evidence needed.
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What do you call Kiwi skip-hop? No, this isn't a set up for a joke, I'm genuinely curious.

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Electronic music is really the only area where Australian acts have been world class, even world leaders, over the past decade or so. Avalanches 'Since I Left You' - a decade old now - is, for my money, the best Australian album ever. More recently, Cut Copy, Presets, Pnau, Empire of the Sun, several others - as good or even easily better than any of their US/Euro peers.
Damn, this is exactly right.
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electro, best genre to excel at..

We also are brilliant at producing yukky garage-rock revivalists (Jet, Vines)... and we do other blatant but bland rock revivalist wannabes like Wolfmother and Airbourne REALLY well!!
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australian hip hop is horrendous. the actually unbelievable worship of scribe is all the evidence needed.
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electro, best genre to excel at..

We also are brilliant at producing yukky garage-rock revivalists (Jet, Vines)... and we do other blatant but bland rock revivalist wannabes like Wolfmother and Airbourne REALLY well!!
we do seem to have a fondness for screechy pub rock, yes . . . predictably, I am guilty of embracing it
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Avalanches 'Since I Left You' - a decade old now - is, for my money, the best Australian album ever.
Never got the fuss over that album, personally.
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What do you call Kiwi skip-hop? No, this isn't a set up for a joke, I'm genuinely curious.
We can not stop now, NEW ZEALAND hip hop, stand the FUCK UP, we
got it locked down, i'm ready to rock, ready to roll, i am
ready to go, ya'll ready to flow?! just let me know ya'll !

YouTube - Scribe - Stand Up (Uncensored) With Lyrics
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We also are brilliant at producing yukky garage-rock revivalists (Jet, Vines)... and we do other blatant but bland rock revivalist wannabes like Wolfmother and Airbourne REALLY well!!
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Never got the fuss over that album, personally.
Booooo!

On youtube, have a listen (it's split into parts) to 'Gimix'. It's basically a massively extended version of Since I Left You that was released as a promo, from memory, nearly a year before the album. Contains loads of extras that either just didn't make, or weren't given clearance for, the album. But really it's Since I Left You merged with or blown out into a huge mix tape. I actually have one of the few hundred copies that were distributed at the time.

It is, simply, un-fucking-believable.

They used thousands of samples on the album, but didn't keep the best of records as they were going. It took them months to do what they could in terms of clearance - plenty was rejected - but there was lots they couldn't remember/account for. They basically released the album with a message "If you hear your work on here... apologies, we did try... give us a call!"

Also, live, they were incredible.

There is a new Avalanches album that has been forever delayed. There have been some key line up changes though. I don't really have the highest hopes of it ever being seen, let alone being anywhere near as good.
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i've been to listen to that album for ages... is it the same thing as DJ Shadow's Endtroducing? an album made entirely out of samples?

and yeah, it's been delayed for years, a bit like Dr Dre's Detox...
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On youtube, have a listen (it's split into parts) to 'Gimix'.
I started listening, and got bored by the middle of the first part. Just not my thing.
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i've been to listen to that album for ages... is it the same thing as DJ Shadow's Endtroducing? an album made entirely out of samples?
Since I Left You? Mostly, yes. 95%+ purely samples - thousands of samples - with some 'live' instrumentation created and recorded to add some glue to some of it. But everything initially created and built off samples - many of the tracks only samples.

Electricity - I *think* purely from memory (might be wrong), the bass part in this is their own creation, the rest is sampled.

YouTube - The Avalanches - Electricity

While Frontier Psychiatrist though is purely samples:

YouTube - The Avalanches - 'Frontier Psychiatrist'

Live, they performed as a band, playing 'that' guitar sample or drum part, or whatever, live over the top of the rest of it via the DJ. They were pretty manic on stage too. The start of their sort of downfall, or slide away, came from their lead guy breaking his leg twice on stage, delaying touring of Since I Left You, effectively, forever.

Gimix is pretty much a straight mix tape. But brilliant. In 2010, this seems perfectly normal, but in 1999, something as varied as this was still pretty unique and mind blowing. Which I think was the point of bringing up the Avalanches in this thread, questioning the outside-Australia-merits of Australian music. They were - internationally - mind blowing at the time. Since I Left You got them a 9.5 from Pitchfork, and was recently in their Top 10 of the decade. Not bad.

It was, yes, like DJ Shadow, taken to what was seen as an extreme level both in terms of effort and quality on the album, and just the massively fun quality of mixes like this.

YouTube - The Avalanches - Gimix (part 3/5)
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