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All right, this dude's probably gonna be pretty good in about... 10 years?  I don't know.  I mean that positively.  Because yah, this thing whatever track for his new whatever, it's actually all right, and you can tell that he just cried for the first time like 3 months ago or something like that (as opposed to just looking in the mirror with a dramatic face- nude- and drawing the Squarepusher logo in the mirror with red lipstick; after which he quotes Nietzsche out loud for no fucking reason).  Still boring, but the intro is nice.

 

YOU KNOW WHAT I JUST NOTICED ABOUT THE FLASHBULB RIGHT NOW?!?!?!

 

I always thought his music was emotionally flat and the faux-complexity generally meaningless (Acidwolf stuff is actually all right, though), but check this out: The reason why this dude's music feels so flat, is because he has very little *GROOVE*.  Aphex Twin is fucking crazy with groove.  Squarepusher got groove for days.  All the great electronic musicians have mad groove.  Some Acidwolf stuff has groove, which is why it's so different (like Valley Shuffle is a straight up Squarepusher vibe-clone track, but it's at least got something you can sit in for a bit).

 

What a great revelation, but I also feel kind of tired that it was about The Flashbulb.

 

If I could get funding to study The Flashbulb phenomenon, I would get all the hardcore Benn Jordan fans and see how well they can dance, because my hypothesis is that there's a strong correlation between how little groove one can feel and how much one loves Benn Jordan music.  Of course, not all people who can feel groove can dance, but they can at least move their head or hands, as they ride the waves of the music.  Benn Jordan's The Flashbulb music generally has no groove, so when his fans start to dance to it for the scientific study, this is already proof that they have severe no-groove-disorder.  And if funding permits, they can all receive free therapy, which will be sending them back in time to relive their childhood-- but raised on at least 5 hours a day of hip hop, house, jungle, and jazz.

Yeah just listening to the title track and I can hear that he has a lot of skill in production technique in regards to headspace and mixing, but he lacks actual talent needed to do anything with it. His tracks are abnormally unimaginative and resorts on familiarity to make up for it. It's more blatantly expressed in how he imitates anything Aphex Twin leaves in his wake.

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the flashbulb more like... the pressblurb.... am i right folks

 

 

 

He was disgusting with salsa

Thank you for this, I actually looked up the old classic lion post. From way back in '09, fuck I'm getting old.

 

"once i was walking out of taco shop with a bag of good mexican food (carnitas burrito, tres tacos de tripas, 5 rolled tacos w/ guacamole, large diet coke) and a young gangster mexican bumped into me, knocking my glasses to the dirty concrete. my glasses shattered and i became furious. "you broke my glasses... now i break your arm" i threw a haymaker at him and he bowled over into the salsa bar, he was disgusting with salsa. regardless i jumped onto him and performed an excellent armbar while in the salsa, tomato all over me and the Puto. i quickly snapped his arm like a twig and the police came. they ran his information and he had a warrant out for his arrest for crimes. i was congratulated for catching the criminal and the taco shop paid for my food, the officer shook my hand as well.

 

who says violence solves nothing..? they are a fool.

 

The End"

 

 

is endlessly amusing to me that this is being posted in a thread about the flashbulb

 

lol

 

The reason why this dude's music feels so flat, is because he has very little *GROOVE*.  

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my hypothesis is that there's a strong correlation between how little groove one can feel and how much one loves Benn Jordan music.

Anti-Chad Dance Music

 

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Dance Music

Pica (Disorder) Dance Music

 

abnormally unimaginative

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I heard a train coming, and, for some reason, being completely socially inept, barked “YO BARACK!”, and walked over to shake his hand and, well, I hadn’t figured out what I was going to say. Probably something equally as stupid. When I got to him, he put down his briefcase, put out his hand, looked at me with a pause, smiled, and said:

“Benn, right?”


Yo Flahblub!

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The musical equivalent of drinking a luke warm glass of day old squash, 27 parts water to 1 part squash.

 

 Sounds like an homeopathic remedy. Maybe he's missed a trick.

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I feel pretty indifferent about the whole Flashbulb situation despite him somehow being on my radar for 15 years. But this thread is like a li'l lol-leaf adrift in the breeze.

 

P.S. I cannot believe he actually wrote that stuff about meeting Obama, oh my lol-y lol.

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what, where? link? I'm not clicking on his blog.

I heard a train coming, and, for some reason, being completely socially inept, barked “YO BARACK!”, and walked over to shake his hand and, well, I hadn’t figured out what I was going to say. Probably something equally as stupid. When I got to him, he put down his briefcase, put out his hand, looked at me with a pause, smiled, and said:

“Benn, right?”

That's legit a quote from the blog... I thought Extralife was just getting creative with font colors up there but no ... straight from the blog. 

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He was pretty good live when I saw him during the Plaid tour.

I don't know half the tracks he played though, would have liked to figure out his set list since some of them were quite good.

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It's a true story guys.
If you're wondering where Barry O's security team were, they'd all fallen asleep or killed themselves due to hearing Gashdullb's music blasting from his approaching car.

Baz Obam is immune because he's an alien/robot/ancient shape shifting lizard creature (and thus doesn't have a soul either).

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this bit gave me quite a chuckle:

 While this locked in some distant-future plans of having an A.I. alias that automatically writes music, I’m more immediately fascinated with neural synthesis, which not surprisingly Google’s Deepmind team beat me to by about 4 weeks with nSynth, which is strikingly close in concept.

 

those pesky teams of phds and their research

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It's a true story guys.

If you're wondering where Barry O's security team were, they'd all fallen asleep or killed themselves due to hearing Gashdullb's music blasting from his approaching car.

 

Baz Obam is immune because he's an alien/robot/ancient shape shifting lizard creature (and thus doesn't have a soul either).

 

 People with souls appear to be in short supply these days. Maybe the souls are there but they are sleeping and we just need the correct alarm tone to wake them up. Maybe one day one of us will write this clarion call. (it won't be flahbulb).

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to me, his music sounds like a bad combination of the worse imaginable ochre's and the best known hans zimmer's music.  //ost of forever alone vomiting moments 

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