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Am I alone in thinking that Moby should be rounded up and shot? Unfortunately, that wouldn't rid us of the crap he's turned out so far (and which is STILL getting plastered over every other fucking tv ad). A Moby CD is really something for those middle-of-the-road, "I've got ten CD's" kind of people, who put it on as background noise during boring dinner parties. Any thoughts on this?

Rudolf (Rudolf), Thursday, 4 December 2003 14:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

and that was only about his music. Moby himself is of course a complete and utter wanker...

Rudolf (Rudolf), Thursday, 4 December 2003 14:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


stevem (blueski), Thursday, 4 December 2003 14:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's funny, people didn't have this attitude before "Play". You'll have to remember, Moby wrote some of the best rave tracks of the early nineties.

Critisizing an artist's output because of the people who listen to him, and because of the way it's used in ads: C or D?

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 4 December 2003 14:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Playing music during dinner parties is classic, as you'd know if you had any friends or knew how to use a knife and fork.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

To put it simple: let the music speak, not it's side effects.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Shouldn't we do the honourable thing and forward this guy's letter onto Teletext anyway?

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

surely the criticism of moby was pre-play tuomas? the only track i think that fits your description is 'feeling so real' (might have the wrong on there but...)

charltonlido (gareth), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

first snow.
first snow.
one minute it's sunny.
now it's snowing like a mofo.
it would be nice if i could just stay home today and look at the snow through my skylights.
i'm such a pussy.

moby (mark grout), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Here's Cyndi Lauper and Captain Lou Albano.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

NB I don't like Moby.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Moby has produced several GREAT dance tracks over the years. also done a fair amount of chaff. 'Play' initially sounded okay but the decision to license every track for use in adverts backfired and media saturation has rendered it largely tedious and annoying. Matters were not helped by the follow up '18' being far too similar and formulaic. 'We Are All Made Of Stars' is a great video as is 'Bodyrock' but the others are annoying including the twee animated ones. He's too earnest for his own good but he does have a sense of humour and is happy to take the piss out of himself to the point where it no longer becomes fun for anyone else to do so. He was great with Trumph at the MTV Awards and effortlessly made Eminem look a complete idiot. His 'Cribs' was pretty lame tho. Classic for 'Bring Back My Happiness' alone anyway.

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

oh and 'Animal Rights' was a bag of shite, but he DID produce a track that went up to 1000bpm

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Go", "Move", "Hymn", "Everytime You Touch Me", etc.

Moby's may have been criticized pre-"Play", but nowadays he's suffering from the "because ordinary, middle-class people by his records, they must be shite" syndrome, which has nothing to do with the music itself.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

That was supposed to read "Moby's music was criticized..."

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Moby's so harmless, I can't understand the conniption fits he causes some people.

Hate on those more deserving that other shaven-head wonder Aaron Lewis from Staind.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

And "buy his records". Goddam my spelling!

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

but many things have nothing to do with the music? it doesnt exist in a vacuum. as soon as something is in a social environment (like the world) its impossible to view it 'objectively'

charltonlido (gareth), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but it's such an normal attitude for a music snob that when ordinary people start to buy an artist's records, they must automatically be crap.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I thought Play was bland and average when it came out, and actually grew to like it the more I heard it in random situations. 18 is an indefensible bag o'shite though.

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

anyone who is bothered by play tracks showing up in tv advertisements watches too much tv

mohair (jon kapper), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"we are all made of stars" was gorgeous. that more than justifies moby's existence. he's actually got some decent tracks on "play" - bit tired of hearing them at this stage, but it's good coffee table stuff.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

anyone who is bothered by play tracks showing up in tv advertisements watches too much tv

or not enough

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm not a fan or anything, but I think this is one artist whose reputation is mostly likely to recover greatly at some point in the future. His fall has been a little to precipitous for things not to even themselves out.

Rockist Scientist, Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

but Outkast refused to work with him because they thought he was a dork, haha

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The new Voodoo Child record might claw back some of that cred he's obviously noticed has been missing, because it's a very back-to-basics embryonic rave record, if not actually that good.

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Funny thing about Moby is that he's often the only reference point I have when I tell people I like electronic music.

Mark (MarkR), Thursday, 4 December 2003 15:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

moby's not full of shit. come on.
and as for that 'only those with a 10-cd collection' thing, come on.
you're an ass for assuming as much.

i'm a fan. of course i don't think he's the best musician/songwriter out there, but he's good. and can be really good.

stop fuckin envying him for the success of play and move on.
there are at least 70% of other bands that suck way, way worse.

sam p (lull), Thursday, 4 December 2003 16:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"In the top 30% of recording artists" - what a tagline!

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Thursday, 4 December 2003 16:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've never quite understood the ire Moby seems to inspire. Granted, Play became a bit inescapable, but certainly no more so than, say, Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, 50 Cent and fuckin' Beyonce (and I don't see as many people clamoring for their heads to be impaled on spikes). As someone rightly pointed out, prior to Play, no one seemed to mind him too much, and he put out a substantial amount of decent music. I think Play is just fine, actually....though I thought 18 was pretty crap.

I presume what people hate about Moby is his current consumer demographic: i.e. people (as Rudolf cited) who don't really follow music as feverishly as some people here do (i.e. people in the late 70's who believed the Police were French because of their Franglish album titles), and who've had "Natural Blues" drilled into their heads so often that it feels like a nice, big, comfy sweater of familiarity to them. Also, Moby's cache as a more "modern" artist helps people feel -- however fleetingly -- that they're staying abreast of what may be going on over on that fabled "cutting edge". That Moby hasn't actually trodden on said edge in a number of years is another matter.

Secondly, I think Moby is alternately "hateable" given his outspokenness (sp?) on several hot button topics. While I personally find his insights and convictions to be altogether admirable for the most part, he does come over all Michael Stipe at times, which sort've makes me want to beat him to death with his own shoe.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 4 December 2003 17:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

We Are All Made of Stars was a great new wave song, I kinda like most Moby I've heard....which isn't a whole lot past radio or commercials. Feeling So Real was a fav of a ex-roomate and that song alone seems to make his whole career worthwhile IMO. Don't hate the little dude!

Matt Helgeson (Matt Helgeson), Thursday, 4 December 2003 17:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I recently got the 12" of "Next is the E"

it is the most over-the-top melodromatic toy at your emotions rave record.

it's totally formula, but it works.

maybe I'm just nostalgic, but that was my concept of dance music in the early 90s.

And it holds up for me.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 4 December 2003 19:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i laid out a lot of hate for him a year ago on another thread, but i think my mind has changed a little. i still dont think much of his music ("go" was great, but the rest of his first album started to bug me a bit after a few years...), but I dont hate him as much. I think I was always frustrated because he is always the person that is latched on to when "mainstream" critics discuss techno. he somehow becomes a replacement for a very large and vital scene. i have never been content to see electronic music as just a cult lifestyle choice or whatever, consigned to the margins before its time (obv i live in america), but i finally learned to stop blaming moby for the laziness of the writers that cover him.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Thursday, 4 December 2003 20:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

he's always been that. In 1993 I was part of a "lively" debate regarding "live" techno and Moby's contributions. go to google groups and search sds0564 and moby, but remember, I was 18 years old, ok?

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 4 December 2003 20:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I think moby's problem is definately overexposure. A friend of mine worked for his publicist at nasty little man and she told me that they had to flat out refuse all of his requests for press releases towards the end of promo for play and all that shit because he was going way overboard.

but I liked play in my college years because it was something I could listen to with my friends who mostly were into frat rock and other kinds of bullshit.

bill stevens (bscrubbins), Thursday, 4 December 2003 20:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You'll have to remember, Moby wrote some of the best rave tracks of the early nineties.


Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 4 December 2003 21:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The original mix of "Go" >>>> the Woodtick Mix.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 4 December 2003 21:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Moby was very important to me in the early '90s--I was paying lots of attention to dance music generally but he seemed at the time to have the most singular style. Now that I know more (and have a more idea who the crucial folks behind certain tracks that I loved but wasn't necessarily aware of in the same way), that's less so, but I still like quite a bit of his music, even parts of 18, though I still don't like it as an entity. Oddly, I put Play on about a year or so ago, just to see how it stood up, and it was WAY better than I was expecting it to be--and I liked it fine already.

M Matos (M Matos), Thursday, 4 December 2003 22:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"I presume what people hate about Moby is his current consumer demographic" not the case at all. i hate his last 2 albums because they sound like well produced version of the horrible midi tracks i used to make on my computer when i was 14 or 15 (sure i thought i was brilliant at the time, but only 2 years later i recognized them for what they were, which is complete shit). after making some great music, it's like moby decided to stop putting CREATIVE EFFORT into his music.

Felcher (Felcher), Thursday, 4 December 2003 22:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Heard him interviewed on the radio today. No one thinks Moby's more mediocre than Moby. I just hope he's happier than he sounds.

wuperetta, Friday, 5 December 2003 03:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Felcher says it better than I ever could. It's a double whammy. It's not just that he's mediocre,and knows it, it's that the brilliance he has ripped off (through both sampling and imitation) is scarcely acknowledged in the USA at all, even though that's where it originated.

colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Friday, 5 December 2003 04:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I personally don't dislike Moby, but I really don't see what the big fuss is about him as I find his music to be good about 3% of the time, and the other 97% is really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really boring and unoriginal!!!!!!!! (But well engineered!!!!!)

Anyone those "spirit of the Native American/African tribe/Aborigines/etc" type albums from the mid-90s?!?! You, know, the ones where you have some bored studio engineer knocking out a new-agey "ambient" type tune with shuffling beat and "exotic" sounding synths, and then plonking on top some badly edited out-of-context samples of the aforementioned Native American/African tribe/Aborigines/etc singing about something, just to make it bit more "spiritual"!!!!! Back then it was generally dismissed as a bit bollox, but along comes Moby with a blues-themed Bontempi versh of it in various parts of "Play", and suddenly people are going on about how great it is!!!!!!!!!!!

I remember flicking around the tellybox channels one day, and came across Moby on tha South Bank Show (!!!!) actually demonstrating how he did it!!!! (ie taking a recording, sampling it, and- this is the clever bit- playing it on tha keyboard in time with the music!!!!) And he was saying that you have to be careful in how you do the tune, because otherwise the sample might be out of tune or in the wrong rhythm!!!!!!!!!! I mean, for flips sake, even Playschool introducing a synthesiser as "a kind of special electronic piano" would be less patronising, but this is one of the UK's most premier art TV shows treating him like he's flipping Wagner because he can sample something and play it back in time over a tune that's so obvious it makes The Stereophonics sound like free-jazz improv!!!!!

Moby wrote some of the best rave tracks of the early nineties.
Well, actually, he wrote one of the best rave tracks of the early 90s with "Go"- which is one of about eleventy bazzillion great rave tracks produced in the early 90s, some of which were actually much better and even got into the UK charts round about the same time as "Go"!!!!!! He's done one or two other good tunes- he can put out some decent stuff when he puts his mind to it, (eg "We Are Made Of Stars" is pretty decent.) and at times he sounds like an angry driven chappie- so it's about time he put more of that into his records!!!!!

Old Fart!!! (oldfart_sd), Friday, 5 December 2003 17:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Anyone those" = "Anyone remember those"

Old Fart!!! (oldfart_sd), Friday, 5 December 2003 17:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i have to admit the first time i heard play it seemed like it had been crafted from the p&j 97 results (harry smith box + electronica), it took radio to convince me it was very good, though i still prefer everything is wrong easily

cinniblount (James Blount), Friday, 5 December 2003 17:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'Move' is as good as 'Go' if not better - and then there's 'Bring Back My Happiness', the Westbam mix of 'Feeling So Real', 'UHF' and 'All That I Need Is To Be Loved', plus 'Every Time You Touch Me' if you're feeling generous

stevem (blueski), Friday, 5 December 2003 17:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Also selected tracks from _Animal Rights_, which doesn't get its due because most people hated the singles. "My Love Will Never Die" is fucking fantastic, though, as is the ambient one for his mom.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 5 December 2003 17:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Everytime You Touch Me"- wasn't that originally by Scottish rave band QFX??!?! I know Moby has been in Scotland loads around about the time of the Tartan Techno boom. In fact someone played me one of his albums from about then, and it sounds like a coffee-table versh of a DJ set from a Rezerection rave!!! (Even down to the speeded-up "Mickey Mouse" vocals!!!) It was quite fun at first, but it started to get a bit monotonous due to the arrangements and structure of each song being virtually identical!!!!! I kno it's a bit of a cliche from danceophobes to say it all sounds the same, but it was more or less true in this case!!!!!

Old Fart!!! (oldfart_sd), Friday, 5 December 2003 17:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

My mistake- it was QFX covering Moby!!!!

Old Fart!!! (oldfart_sd), Friday, 5 December 2003 17:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

and to suggest vice versa is an insult! ;)

stevem (blueski), Friday, 5 December 2003 18:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Not at all- the QFX versh was GRATE/grebt/etc!!!!!!

Old Fart!!! (oldfart_sd), Friday, 5 December 2003 18:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

dan, i cannot listen to any tracks on animal rights as a matter of principal. all the other tracks (not just the singles) are such shite that the 2 nice little ambient ditties are forever tainted. you are quite the forgiving man.

dyson (dyson), Friday, 5 December 2003 18:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"My Love Will Never Die" isn't an ambient ditty! It's thumping happy hardcore done with guitars!

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 5 December 2003 18:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I so wish Moby would do more happy hardcore. He was sooooo good at it.

M Matos (M Matos), Friday, 5 December 2003 20:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yes, that was one of the ones i thought sucked¡

dyson (dyson), Friday, 5 December 2003 20:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Move EP was brill - every track in a different style and everything just sounded so *extreme* and *ultimate*. Like, could a diva be more shrilly ecstatic than the one screaming "You MAAAAKE me FEEEEL SO GOOOD SO GOOOD!!!!"? Could any techno-industrial fusion be more convincingly mental than "All That I Need Is To Be Loved" (NOT the Everything is Wrong version!)? Could any 'ardkore track be as simply bizzarro out-there as "Unloved Symphony"?

There was an intensity of emotion that was really impressive at that stage in Moby's career. I think he still tries to bring that emotionalism to his current work but the choices he makes in how to express it are much less interesting than before. Just as he began to believe that rockish attitudes had to be expressed via proper rock, he evidently began to think that emotional music could only be made under strictly circumscribed conditions and stylistic rules. Everything Is Wrong was very much the turning point in that sense - I really liked the relative seriousness of stuff like "When It's Cold I'd Like To Die" but if I'd known what it would lead to perhaps my opinion would have been different.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Saturday, 6 December 2003 08:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Tim OTM re: "Move", my favourite Moby release too. And we can always thank him for inspiring:

the Grooverider remix of James Bond Theme
the Push remix of In This World
the T&F vs Moltosugo remix of Sunday
the Hybrid remix of South Side
the Jam & Spoon remix of Go

Siegbran (eofor), Sunday, 7 December 2003 00:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

re: "my love will never die" - i might actually be wrong about it as it's not on my copy of animal rights.

dyson (dyson), Sunday, 7 December 2003 00:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Why do I never hear talk about this album (besides "Go," obv.):


"Mercy" is particularly great. And you can even tell from the 30-second sample that "Drop a Beat" is THE cheesiest rave track ever.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Sunday, 7 December 2003 00:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
"Next Is The E" and "Ah-Ah" are outstanding.

I think Moby has gained a permanent spot in my heart for "Go", to be honest.

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 24 January 2005 22:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Pleasantly surprised by his new one - retro influences all over (think 1989 piano house) and built for the charts, but I'm 10 tracks in and I haven't skipped any yet (I should find this way too commercial for my tastes, really, but it's pleasant)

StanM, Thursday, 27 March 2008 10:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

hey 'UHF 2' is great

blueski, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 22:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

UHF 3 is better:

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 22:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

When is the critical re-assessment due?

Bob Six, Monday, 16 February 2009 08:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

attempted in 2005, abandoned because nobody cared.

Gukbe, Monday, 16 February 2009 08:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
three months pass...

discovering that moby is awesome was one of the better "musical surprises from the past" for me this year.

Mobility, TIme Signature, Go, Permanent Green.

but daaaamn mobility especially, really luscious, viscous, deep grooves. hypnotic and ethereal but dense and smokey, it sounds like a warm club on a cold night. That is, for something so dreamy its nicely earthbound. I play it on my lunch break and time slows down.

r (ico), Monday, 19 July 2010 17:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.

I still listen to Early Underground regularly. The original mix of "Go" is brilliant.

also a fan of the crazy fucked up hyper stuff he did as UHF:
(terrible sound quality but u get the idea)

I feel like mr. hall used to have the hookup on some great club drugs and that was when he made his best music.

goth (crüt), Monday, 19 July 2010 17:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

peace head is demented

r (ico), Monday, 19 July 2010 17:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah no good youtubes for besame either but its pretty fucking awesome when the keys and pads come in together. the whole thing POPs

r (ico), Monday, 19 July 2010 18:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

markers, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 21:13 (six years ago) Permalink

no thanks

hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 21:18 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Moby may have become a bona fide pop star when his landmark album 'Play' sold over 10 million copies back in 2000, but when it comes to the music of current chart-toppers like Ke$ha, Rihanna, Britney Spears and the Black Eyed Peas, he just can't relate. In fact, he thinks "music" is the wrong word for what they're putting out.

"It's fun, but I don't think of it as music," he says. "It's manufactured. I appreciate it as pop culture phenomenon and some of the songs I like if I hear them in a shopping mall or something, but it doesn't function as music for me."

Long before 'Play' became an international blockbuster, Moby cut his teeth making progressive house and techno-flavoured dance music in the '90s, with club hits like 'Go' and 'Everytime You Touch Me.' Yet he doesn't feel that the current crop of dancey Billboard bangers contain the emotional resonance of real music.

"Music is something that communicates emotion and integrity in a really interesting, direct way," he says. "And when I listen to the pop music you're describing, it's hyper-produced corporate product. That isn't really even a criticism, but I just think calling it music is a misnomer.

"It's advertising for ringtones."

buzza, Sunday, 29 May 2011 15:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Says the original ringtone artist! LOL at woeful self misperception

Tom Skerritt Mustache Ride (DJP), Sunday, 29 May 2011 15:20 (six years ago) Permalink

"It's advertising for ringtones."

how very 2005

corpse pose (missingNO), Sunday, 29 May 2011 15:27 (six years ago) Permalink

I generally have a fairly low opinion of Moby but he's found a collaborator in Mylene Farmer who really works well with him. He has writing credits on half her last album and the quality, if not quite up there with her best work, is still extremely high.

I'll always love the uncredited theft of Everloving in Oskar's Mezhdu Mnoi I Toboi too:

I LOVE BELARUS (ShariVari), Sunday, 29 May 2011 15:30 (six years ago) Permalink

I like Moby a lot, especially his rave period, but lol at the idea of his music being any more substantial than Ke$ha

Tom Skerritt Mustache Ride (DJP), Sunday, 29 May 2011 17:54 (six years ago) Permalink

at least some of it blatantly is tho

blueski, Sunday, 29 May 2011 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink

basically Ke$ha needs to make some instrumental ambient shit

blueski, Sunday, 29 May 2011 18:34 (six years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

dear god NO

Darin, Friday, 16 September 2011 16:07 (six years ago) Permalink

in case you missed that hyperlink, he's making a porno:

Darin, Friday, 16 September 2011 20:26 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Oh MobyPaws:

Maybe I'm romanticizing failure, but when it's shared, it can be emancipating and even create solidarity. Young artists in LA can really experiment, and if their efforts fall short, it's not that bad because their rent is relatively cheap and almost everyone else they know is trying new things and failing, too. There's also the exciting, and not unprecedented, prospect of succeeding at a global level. You can make something out of nothing here. Take Katy Perry. She's a perfectly fine singer who one minute was literally couch surfing and the next was a household name selling out 50,000-capacity stadiums. Or Quentin Tarantino, one minute a video clerk, the next minute one of the most successful writer/directors in history. Los Angeles captures that strange, exciting and at times delusional American notion of magical self-invention.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 February 2014 18:30 (four years ago) Permalink

ha, i can't argue w/ him about the weather though. the only reason i live in the northeast is because family is here, fuck this cold, dreary, bleak region otherwise. i'd move to l.a. in a heartbeat if family was there.

is he completely wrong though about l.a. being cheap? afaik basically all of california is absurdly expensive, not much different from NYC

marcos, Tuesday, 4 February 2014 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

also i find moby somehow endearing, i don't listen of his music except "everything is wrong" but he doesn't bother me in any way

marcos, Tuesday, 4 February 2014 18:49 (four years ago) Permalink

When friends from New York ask me why I moved here, I say, somewhat elusively, “David Lynch lives here..."

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 4 February 2014 18:50 (four years ago) Permalink

BREAKING: David Lynch to move back to Missoula ASAP

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 4 February 2014 18:51 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

This 4-hour free ambient album is nice.

... (Eazy), Thursday, 28 December 2017 15:46 (two months ago) Permalink

i have put that on lots of times since he dropped it on the wire.
its really nice stuff.

mark e, Thursday, 28 December 2017 16:14 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...


kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 8 February 2018 05:20 (one month ago) Permalink

not bad!

vicious almond beliefs (crüt), Thursday, 8 February 2018 05:35 (one month ago) Permalink

episode 8 of the return vibes

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 8 February 2018 05:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Pretty bland tbh. Trentemoller does this much better but I'm still glad that he's still trying out new things

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:42 (one month ago) Permalink

i have a lot of time for modern era moby, but this did little for me tbh.
actually i prefer those "choir" albums

mark e, Thursday, 8 February 2018 21:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I think Moby's early stuff, like his songs on the Cool World soundtrack, are the most quintesssentially "Ravey" records I can think of. They might not epitomize the spirit of the actual rave scene, but they definitely elitomize the sprit of day-glo, warped smiley face rave compilations at Sam Goody. And I mean that in a good way.

Nothing he did after 1995 means anything to me, though, and now he epitomizes the American bug man, which I do not mean in a good way.

3×5, Friday, 9 February 2018 02:43 (one month ago) Permalink

i think this is one of the most beautiful ambient songs i've ever heard tbh

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:46 (one month ago) Permalink

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