TLMP08 - Jliat - So What Do You Think I Should Do?
01 So What Do You Think I Should Do?
Noise "music" has established itself as a genre in Europe, the United States and Japan. And whilst seen by some as the post-modern development of the work of Cage and Russolo, it has a strange cultural anti-art and anti-culture naivety ranging from bondage and orientalism to sadomasochism, performance art and occultism. Here and in other pieces as well as criticism I attempt to explore the post-modern irony of a universalizing avant-garde and disneyfication and consumerisation of theory. The sound and visuals represent not a critical theory but the development of themes from a series instigated by the West's approach to foreign affairs, the smart bomb and Coca-Cola. The series of actual noise, that of warfare is homogenised and packaged for the McDonalds generation. Layers of irony and ideas about Kitsch constantly refuse the location of the works within a fixed critical framework. They are critical of themselves and what they portray.
'"If the world were clear, art would not exist." Camus relates the problem of living with absurdity, and especially the problem of suicide, which is in his thinking a crucial problem unlike any other concept. As the consequences for the author of any other theory does not appear as significant. The absurd is such - and in such a world the only rational step would be suicide, establishing a rationality, sensibility, reason, motive. However if creation is absurd - so must be the artist - or absurd non-artist - negator of everything which has explanation - and so music becomes noise - not an experiment but an endless absurd creation.'
Jliat's new album, "So What Do You Think I Should Do?", is now available as a free mp3 download from Twilight Luggage. Here the acclaimed british composer presents one long track that explores the more chaotic side of his composing. This is surely one of the noisiest albums available from Twilight Luggage so far. Those of you unfamiliar with Jliat's work can learn more here:
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