Thursday, September 3, 2009

So goth it couldn't be more goth even if it tried...


Ok, I should warn most of readers here again since this is once again one of those posts that won't interest anyone except possibly one or two readers that never comment anyway, but since I don't write for any audience other than myself really I say screw it and post stuff like this anyway. So those of you interested in Japanese adventures or work insanity better look away now at once.

As I have been pretty open about, I have a dark and sordid past as an electrohead and goth. Granted, being a salaryman I have left the whole subculture business long behind and broadened my horizons in terms of music as well, but Electronic Body Music and Gothic Goth holds a place dear to my heart. As I was randomly searching for information about some band the other day, I happened to come across quite a few interesting pages.

There seem to be this community, mostly based in South America that are dedicated to putting up a lot of music in form of whole albums available for direct online. Granted, most of the albums they are putting up are out of print since long long ago and with no risk of getting an additional printing, but some sites also put up quite new albums, I'm not really sure that you are allowed to do that... But I'm not complaining, through sites such as "The Sound of Muzak", "Gothic Rock" and this site I've found tons of nostalgic music, including albums that I read a review of in a magazine over 15 years ago and always wanted to have but couldn't afford.

But yeah, maybe it's only me who always wondered how "Eyes of the Nighmare Jungle" and "Revenge of the Nephythys" sounded, but thanks to these sites, now I know (hint: yeah, they sucked...)!


8 comments:

Mr. Bavaria said...

f242, how cool :-) But you seem have left the dark continent long time ago. Let me give you a brief update with this vid from some current bavarian goth band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dur2HTGrU-0

i can poop! said...

ahhhh.. the fan of ramstein desu...

GraySpirit said...

Hmmm ... I'm not so interested in this type of music, but I do find your blog to be an interesting read. I do one on retiring abroad and provide general articles on those topics. I also do short reviews on other blogs written by expats or locals from countries outside the US that provide a finer level of detail about living overseas and add them to a blog resource list. I've added yours to the list along with a review. Keep up the well written and interesting articles.

Mr. Salaryman said...

Yeah, Wumpscut... I have a cd or two with that Bavarian gentleman, but his music got kinda ruined when those finnish kids listened to him and then shot up their schools... Not really the coolest thing around anymore...

GraySp. - Well, thank you very much, I usually don't do formal link "exchanges" but if I start to see some visitors coming in from your site, I'll be sure to link you back! And, at least give Front 242 a shot, they deserve it!

Mr. Bavaria said...

yeah, this guy has a sad record of 3 fan incidents so far. I was always more an electro-head rather than into industrial so I know not so much about his music. But he lives somehow around the corner. People say he is a complete weirdo and make fun of him, because sometimes he tries to get into Munich's no.1 goth club for free and then gets upset when people do not recognize him (or they do and still make him pay the 5€ ;-))

Mr. Salaryman said...

Yeah, I mean, I'm actually a pretty big fan of leather strip, but WumpS ended up a pretty bleak and boring copy to me...
Hey, I even got a leather strip "After the devastation" t-shirt I use these days! No one in Japan has commented on it...

Oxy said...

Oh wow I never thought I'd ever find someone else who knows - what more likes - Front 242 in Tokyo! Ah I feel less alone now. I'll take it you're a Nitzer Ebb/DM/Recoil/NIN/Kraftwerk fan too?

Oxy said...

Oh wow I never thought I'd ever find someone else who knows - what more likes - Front 242 in Tokyo! Ah I feel less alone now. I'll take it you're a Nitzer Ebb/DM/Recoil/NIN/Kraftwerk fan too?

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