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Wikipedia edit war

Postby symbols n shit » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:26 am

Does anyone else wanna take over the wikipedia edit war with that Diskotech guy? I just don't have the time and emotional energy for this shit anymore.

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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby VX-Gas » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:01 pm

Maybe someone can tell admin about this? This is pure vandalism. He needs to be blocked.
Btw, drag page is now nominated for deletion. :evil:

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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby fauxmusica » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:41 am

I won.

Witch House” (Juancarlitos House, Drag) is a mostly electronic music movement of 10s, found of memory manipulation, which typically incorporates elements of hip-hop, dubstep, electro, idm, gothic, shoegaze, and ritual ambient/ethereal/noise/drone music, often with a slow tempo and a lo-fi aesthetic meant to evoke a dark, sinister, occult, or juancarlitos mood.

Bands from the 1980’s, including Cocteau Twins, Throbbing Gristle // Psychic TV, The Cure, and Dead Can Dance, as well as the Twin Peaks TV series, new age, the decelerated beats of DJ Screw (PBUH), are also mentioned as influences. Common typological elements in artist and track names include triangles (▲,▼,∆), crosses (†), and other geometric shapes. Overlapping terms include haunted house, screwgaze, crunkgaze, chillgaze (crunk shoegaze), occult house (okkvlt), shoegrave, trianglecore, post-whatever, boogaze, next wave, broken-clash, post-pop, glambient, ghost drone, avant hard/avant-hard, zombie rave, ghost step, gothstep and drag… Term “drag” can also be understood as a stretching technique similar to chopped and screwed and glitch techniques. It is interesting to notice that “Witch House—-Drag” relation is somewhat similar to “Hip Hop—-Rap” relation. The term “Witch House” was coined and popularized in 2009 by Johnathan Coward of Shams and Travis Egedy of Pictureplane.

Labels Tri Angle (Alec Koone Balam Acab and Christopher D. Greenspan oOoOO) established by Robin Carolan (of the popular 20JFG music blog) and Robert Disaro’s imprint Disaro Records are recognized as flagships of the Witch House “movement”. This movement is often associated with parallel emergence of chillwave (Glo-fi) with which it shares the aesthetic tactics of survival in hyper-mediated late capitalist society. These tactics are “taken” from electroclash revolutions and “mutated” (Look: Brent Luvaas “Re-Producing Pop “). Maybe, for these reasons Witch House is sometimes interested in other interpretations of new wave music and in appropriation of goth, industrial, minimal synth, krautrock and cold wave aspects of the 80s with were omitted by electroclash or forgotten in the era of indietronica. In the same manner chillwave uses new romantics, funk or latin disco… Both genres celebrate external aspects of past, in these case VHS and audio cassette technologies of the 90s (same as synths and commodores of the 80s in electroclash) Important point of Witch House is the relationship to mtv culture and dirty south rap music which is solved through certain semi-ironic idea of unity and integration of culture represented by “▲” symbol. Band “Salem” is a popular pioneer though their music is not the typical example of this genre’s sound.

Between the emergence of new wave (80s), electroclash (90s), new rave (00s) and drag (early 10s) romantic eras there were more than a handful of different attempts at gothic and other revivals — freak folk, new rave , blog house, fidget, and indie eras happened, only to burn out from misdirection of cause from wide and aggressive acquisition of associated acts (Crystal Castles, ad nausea) and media outlets by majorly funded corporate media outlets (FOX // NEWS CORPORATION acquisition of Myspace.com). Witch house was created trying to integrate all these phenomena (with a notion of protection and self-preservation by use of ascii art ((▲,▼,∆), crosses (†)) that makes associated acts hard to google or become the epidemic of mass consumption through any other means than blogging or social networking) , this self-aware idea of integration juxtaposed to a self-aware shallowness of the electroclash movement; Irony and witches were born. Making novelty the main principle of structure building. These new structures of communication through aesthetic platforms (deconstruction, irony, serenity, appropriation, mutation, eclecticism, revaluation, patchwork…) are one possible way of achieving avant-garde -ism in todays society, which is a troubled issue. In that light Witch House is a “popular culture brother” of contemporary art forms such as “new aestheticism”, “relational aesthetics” and “documentary style” . The electroclash generation was raised on pop and techno, the witch house generation is raised on pop and glitch (and electroclash), the first brought us 80s the second brought us 80s, 90s and 00s…and who knows what will be the outfit of future generations (the structures and patterns of classification are becoming weirdly huge and varied).

It has been established from recent blogs and music journals that there is no one founder or originator of the witch house, and that witch house is another way of saying “dark electronic music” of various styles and tempos, and that no one artist can be pegged with it’s origin though it can be widely debated that Club Rhinoceropolis (A Warehouse in Denver in which Pictureplane, and Modern Witch preform at regularly) is the ark amongst the venues and night clubs to bare the birth of the witch house and new romantic // gothic era revival in N. America. Other popular witch havens include Club Medusa Lounge in LA and Pendu events amongst various venues in Brooklyn and New York City.

At present the witch house movement appears to be here to stay, reaching major and indie media attention on a semi-regular basis. Dressed in the form of the apocalypse, witch house seems to be aiming at becoming a megalith of cultural identification for the 10s.

Witch House in the media:

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http://thedecibeltolls.com/on-modern-wi ... use-genre/

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http://nfrblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/witch-house.html

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/au ... cal-genres

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http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville ... itch-house

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http://www.expatriarch.com/2010/05/tryi ... real-drag/

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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/arts/ ... gewanted=2

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http://www.pendu.org/mag/2010/11/08/gen ... tch-house/

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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby fauxmusica » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:45 am

so anyways credz go to myself, goran kauzlaric (G.A.N, 655+1) and tim dwyer (HORSE MACGUYVER symbols and shit guy).

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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby fauxmusica » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:54 am

It's locked now btw so no more vandalizm. IRONICtypo is the wiki mod on last.fm. I just wish last.fm would remove all those shitty cd's from the top albums cuz this a big genre now w/ alot of artists.

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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby kukhuvud » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:37 am

If I google WH, all I see on the first page is an entry for Drag. What's the url for this article?


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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby symbols n shit » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:47 am

we were actually talking about the one on wikipedia. i honestly wish the last.fm one were still open, as it stands now it's too self-congratulatory and has more philosophical/cultural speculation than actual info.

Also, Juancarlitos House? REALLY?


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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby symbols n shit » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:44 am

He's at it again. Fuuuuuuck this dude.

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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby 0hPeee » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:20 am

fauxmusica wrote: tim dwyer (HORSE MACGUYVER symbols and shit guy).

wait, what?
symbols and shit is you, tim?

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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby zin » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:37 am

Witch house (sometimes referred to as drag) is an internet meme joke [1] originally used to describe occult-based House music by Travis Egedy (commonly known by the stage name Pictureplane) and his friends in 2009. [2][3][4] As the meme grew in popularity, shortly after being pitched to Pitchfork Media, [5] blogs and other mainstream music press began to actively continue the use of internet meme joke for marketing purposes and and thus now use label to describe a subgenre of industrial music.


lol

As of August 2, 2011, Pitchfork Media are continuing the use of the term, but are now using Witch House to market and describe †††, a solo project of Chino Moreno, of the alternative metal American band Deftones.


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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby Pe† Ceme†ery » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:33 am

HAHAHAHA spot on. I wonder who added the meme comment... It could be anyone who understands witch house (which could be all of, like, 10 people!)

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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby symbols n shit » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:38 pm

0hPeee wrote:
fauxmusica wrote: tim dwyer (HORSE MACGUYVER symbols and shit guy).

wait, what?
symbols and shit is you, tim?

Haha, nah, I wish, Beta Tape Warp is easily the best witch-house song ever.

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Re: Wikipedia edit war

Postby WIK/\N » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:41 pm

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