We hear at Static and Distortion have a varied taste when it comes to music. I know I for one go out and search Spotify and YouTube, browse Reddit, and seek new recommendations on what I should be listening to. There’s really fantastic stuff out there if you’re willing to put in the time and effort to seek it out. For as much good as there there, there is 10 times the amount of bad. No structure, no musicality, poor instrumentation choices, etc etc. Some of this is just as fun to listen to for the horribleness it presents. I think I listened to Avril Lavigne’s “Hello Kitty” god knows how many times, wondering more and more with each watch….”Why?”. After you’ve made it through the wave of terribleness, and found the great stuff, there’s still a small category left. It’s music that may be great and taking you in a new direction you never thought you’d enjoy, or it could be something that belongs solely on the Deep Web. It’s music that makes you ask “What the fuck was that?!?”. I’ve complied 5 songs I’ve recently stumbled upon that I feel fall in to that category: Music that makes you truly wonder as to what they were trying to convey with their work. I will admin as well, some of these songs I enjoy, and would even say love (Thank you Mike Patton!), but even then the first listen through, and subsequent reviews, were based solely on my trying to figure out why the fuck someone would make that song. Let’s do it:
The Residents-Gingerbread Man
An art collective/group that have been around since the 70’s and have released over 60 albums. Link for more information on them.
An experimental composition for mainly Piano, consisting of complete silence. I chose a video of a live, television broadcast. Link for more information on the piece.
Metal band from Japan that is fronted by a J-Pop girl group. Hijinks ensue.
Wesley Willis- I whooped Batman’s ass
6′ 6″ tall, schizophrenic man who wrote rock n’ roll music as “Joyride Music” for when he had schizophrenic breakdowns that he called “Hell rides”. Link for information.
Mr. Bungle-Ars Moriendi
Experimental band lead by the fantastic Mike Patton. Their music is all over the place and is done fantastically.
There it is kids. If you have interesting, odd, weird songs you would like to contribute post them in the comments!