Big Sigh & Bad Dream Vacuum
My uncle Ralph use to always say, “Listen to this new song by Big Sigh & Bad Dream Vacuum. It’s called “Circus,” and it’s truly top notch!” And I’d always say, “Will do, uncle Ralph. Heck, I could use some new music in my life,” not believing him that such a song existed, but still playing along. Then, naturally, he’d retort, “The fish within hasn’t saved the moon for a millennia,” to which I’d nod furiously in agreement with, then ultimately would spill the beans that my car was holding a very important meeting that night, and that I’d have to skedaddle as soon as possible. He, of course, always understood.
Well, to my surprise, “Circus” by Big Sigh & Bad Dream Vacuum DOES exist, and old Ralph wasn’t fibbing: it rules! It has everything one looks for in a pop song: sounds, words, AND arrangement. Scope the track below, and be on the look out for the cassette of It Gets Easier, from which “Circus” is taken from, available on March 15th.
S/O to my Paris homies JUNKADELIC for hitting me with the new Booba, “Tony Sosa” video. Now, as I’m familiar that half our readership for TMT is outside the U.S., giving us a wider breadth of coverage in musical genres generally unexplored; you’re welcome. However, I’d say about five percent of this statistic can understand French, including Canada, France, the Caribbean, and New Orleans. So for those of you who understand the lyrics here, hit me up via G-mail or Twitter, and I’ll block quote your ass below.
Otherwise, as I can surmise, this video is potentially about going to bury a body. Drawing from the track’s title, either Booba is “Tony Sosa” or he’s about to dig a grave for this person out the woods. Oh, with swag of course, decked in Jordans and red-lit dark-neon angel-of-death wings (USB plug powered by the Rolls Royce). And it’s always been a curiosity of mine to learn another language enough to understand the art form of it while rhyming, but for the time-being, I’ll just turn’t this beat and glaze out in the car. ROLL OUT.
• Booba: https://instagram.com/boobaofficial
DANCE MIX WATCH! DANCE MIX WATCH! DANCE MIX WATCH!
This is DANCE MIX WATCH. I’m posting the best mixes coming in right now.
DMW #2 comes from New York DJ/graphic designer JOHNBENNET, who, like like-minded producer Sophie, seems to be using music as advertising. None of his internet personas are that separated from each other, thus music becomes fodder to promote other mediums. Mixing vogue with PC Music with video game grime with hard bass with harder club, G*YORSTR8 MIX shows all the intersections between queer culture and club culture, and how these vogue and club sounds are reunited after being separated for so long. But Bennet is never referencing to the past, as his very 2015 computer music shows (the first GFOTY/SOPHIE bootleg is a great example of the type of sound Bennet is pushing). This is simply the best example that yes, some str8 DJ can go hard, but when a g*y one goes hard, it’s a motherfucking party. [Tracklisting here].
• JOHNBENNET: https://soundcloud.com/johnbennet
Le TRASH CAN
Behind the pastel science-fiction cover lives a collection of short stories (e.g “SNI Texto,” “CEO,” “Sanction!,” and, reviewed here, “Prevention”), all page-turners. The stories are, letter-by-letter, hyperactive.
You’ve heard it before, the battle of left versus right. In the ear canal, one starship overtakes another. The crew jumps aboard the accosted vessel. The raid begins. Big cartoon clouds with puffed-up cheeks blow trade winds of insurrection. Infection billows from left to right, right to left, across an empty noise-rattled skull. Before you know it, the crew finds what they are looking for - in a basket - the evidence. The blackmail begins. Escalating tensions. Stereophonic Civil War. SFX include: fake screams, fake rock n’ roll, fumbling bombus buzz. Monologue: Evel Knievel hyperventilating, sucking up green energy for rehydration.
Second-by-second, diversions abound and plotlines break; subplots are rerouted then discontinued. Bumpers, kickers, and stoppers light up in a multiball frenzy.
Down pinball alley, bub.
• Le TRASH CAN: https://soundcloud.com/leleleleleleleleleleleleleleleleleleleletrashcan
• God Athletics: http://godathletics.bandcamp.com
“Ohm” – the first single off POLYGLOVE’s newest Redial EP out now on cassette via Illumined Paths – had a video made by SecondFrams Films in all it’s meditative and possessive hypnotic journey, and it’s nothing short of mind controlling. My only suggestion: play this bit of video-tractor-beam on the largest screen you have access to, and virtually become a part of the beyond. And as the label name suggests, you’ll take an quest within the “Ohm” lit like trails encrusted by starts, fading into your feet, throughout the night. The pensive beat swirling your senses. Grimed across a slathering of focus. Stretched by your imagination into a zero-gravity dance hall. Inner peace is that of the creatively innovative. Let’s start something together.
Snag Redial EP on cassette via Illuminated Paths, and scope the video for POLYGLOVE’s “Ohm” below.