Smetnjak x Molly Nilsson x Škrabzi


Molly Nilsson (+ ManMachine), 28. novembra, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana




Smetnjak x MOLLY NILSSON x ManMachine


Tik preden zablinkajo decembrske lučke, Smetnjak na oder postavi glas, ki sivino novembra potrese z bleščicami in jo zavije v celofan. Za fante in punce in punce in punce: komorni techno-pop šanson z Molly Nilsson.

“Molly is the sweetest diamond ever!” zatrjuje youtube komentar pod še eno über-očarljivo power balado švedsko-berlinske pevke, ki jo po skoraj tromesečni turneji pričakujemo tudi pri nas. Molly Nilsson ne manjka šarma, a da bi bila najslajša, ji preprečuje značajski presežnik: recimo ji raje grenko sladka. Upreti se ji ni mogel niti manični punk-rock komponist John Maus, s katerim sta v nepozabnem duetu tekmovala v globini glasu. Njen peti album The Travels nadaljuje z zdaj že prepoznavnim zvočnim sentimentom dekleta na neskončnem zmenku z zadnjim luninim krajcem. Robotski retro pop še nikoli ni zvenel tako človeško.

Zagrebški ManMachine je človek-stroj: one-synth-army. Ko kriči „I hate the human race“, njegov glas zveni kot glas prijatelja. Morda nam skuša reči: da bi lahko imeli ljudi zares radi, jih moramo najprej sovražiti.

Facebook event.

Molly Nilsson – Hey Moon!




The Three of 2011

John Maus: We Must Become The Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
This sound is really not necessarily about the eighties: the employment of the old church modes recalls Walter Benjamin’s wager on the small and ugly puppet of theology in the name of historical materialism. The art of purification that is closest to a formula, a materialist incantation in the world of slogans, the renewal of Pascalian gestus: Kneel down, move your lips in prayer, and you will believe.

Kanye West and Jay-Z: Watch the Throne
Afro-Americans living the dream – Obama being JFK, the now being the reenactment of Space Age -, willingly becoming the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world, the space monkeys, the money monkeys (it would be absurd, even racist, if one could call a monkey only a Caucasian). That does not preclude the brilliance of the sound as Photoshop canvas, the pixelization of the sound. It’s the seduction of the so-called 1 percent.

PJ Harvey: Let England Shake
All great art on war is never (merely) against it. War is a classic text that keeps on updating itself by fresh blood (or – rather – fresh red on the screen), a history, a narration, an account, a fable, a lullaby. The grace of “Cruel nature has won again” that closes On Battleship Hill puts one to sleep in every sense of the word. All this is done by a voice, a female voice that is not lamenting, crying or far from just that. A female voice that sees. Endures the gaze into the abyss of war.

The politics of pop. We want nothing less.



Tags: Muzika, Pod črto

…And Nature for All

So, this is the next phase of techno-rock.
AC/DC on AC/ID …And Justice for All. Trash that metal.
Poor headbangers and their belief in organic.
Only food is organic and even that is a joke.
In the words of Pascal: “I am much afraid that nature is itself only a first habit, as habit is a second nature.”
He lied. He was not afraid.




Valentine’s Day is so last Monday!

Ljubljene entitete naj bi počastili že v ponedeljek, a kaj, ko smo odpovedali pod pritiskom.
So this is our Valentine’s Day present, lost in time.
Smetnjak za ljubljene entitete 2011: Don’t Fuck with Love.

Don’t Fuck with Love

Selektorji lovesongs (na podlagi vprašanja št. 6 Smetnjakovih 12): Duke Dumont, Metal On Metal, DatA, Housemeister, Mile Hund, Hey Today!, Moulinex, New Wave Syria, Dulash Der DJ, Tha Disko Don, Urban Pekle, Mina Fina, NubiS; zmiksal: NubiS.

Photo: Corey Arnold: Swans are Evil; rekonstrukcija: Smetnjak

P. S. Like nam je vsem v pogubo.