So, would you rather sacrifice your vision or your hearing?
I’m sure the question’s been presented to all of us at some point in our lives (granted many of you are far less bizarre than I, and have likely managed to avoid the inquiry upon graduating the fourth grade), but in all honesty, have you ever been able to answer it? I mean, yes, there is the possibility that you happened to stumble upon this page at random, in which case your answer is likely an immediate, “I’d sacrifice my hearing, no contest,” and in fact, this is likely a good thing, seeing as the prevention of Soulja Boy’s voice from emerging from any form of speaker is always a win for humanity. However, for the rest of us (especially those of us who aren’t consoled by fast cars and football), it’s hard to imagine living life without either one.
I can’t quite recall what got me thinking about all this, but I’ve been thinking nonetheless, and in doing so, I slowly became aware of a fundamental flaw in this lowly old website: Seeing as the disco scene is built around music and dance, I foolishly made the assumption that the best way to make a connection into this world was to share music, and though I wasn’t entirely wrong to do so, I had failed to address the many other fundamentals that make our nights out complete. Sure, Daft Punk does an incredible performance, but what would it be if they did the whole thing in pure darkness? They would lose the sparkle that transforms a simple collection of songs into an experience. Clearly, music alone is a mere slice of the pie we call disco, and as such, I have decided that UhOhDisco shall no longer lack the ingredients necessary to facilitate such an experience, and will, from this point onward, cater both to those who lack the support of a worthwhile tune, as well as to those who could use a visual compliment to complete their experience.
Children of the blogs: Photos @ UhOhDisco is born, and with it, I hope to bring the spirit of photography and the energy of the moment to UhOhDisco. I encourage you to check it out by following the link at the top of this page, or by clicking here.
In all my enthusiasm, I do tend to get carried away sometimes, and what better remedy for a particularly disorienting tangent than a soberingly original artist?
He works out of Norway under the alias Binärpilot, and seeing as his sound is clearly inspired by more than just the collection of standard influences that have come to make less admirable artists produce bleak and uninteresting music, it would be among the most epic of fails in history to try and fit him into any currently existent genre. Where most artists manage to define their particular approach to music within the realm of a single track or two, Binarpilot keeps himself apart from his music, and though he certainly has a characteristic style, his sound and overall direction refuses to be in the least bit predictable. If I had to guess, I would likely go for something along the lines of 80’s hit single meets Aphex twin, however the drastic changes from track to track continue to thrust me into a state of pleasurable confusion.
Don’t you worry about this first one. I assure you, he hasn’t worsened the bedroom producer awful Daft Punk remix epidemic.