Unlike vinyl, VHS tapes are one lump of black plastic few are sad to see the back of. Yet, as well as providing a rich source of samples, there are musicians who seem to have been inspired by their murky qualities. Demdike Stare's recent live shows have featured cut-ups of old video as sinister and..
You missed a trick talking about VHS Head in the opening paragraph - Skam are closer to Planet Mu than OPN's eMego. I agree, though - even stuff like The Advisory Circle does a much better job of this oft travelled path of TV-ident nostalgia, VHS cutups, meandering hypnagogia (nostalgic for 2009's nostalgia which was nostalgic for...)
i thought this was really great, more varied than vhs head or opn, and nothing like advisory circle - think you missed the point there - it's not really an exercise in nostalgia in the same way those artists are, needs a few listens though - deserves more than 3.
this review is shit, you didn't even talk about the album at all. Which is a pretty run-of-the-mill attempt at the BoC sound, not daring to try and be original.
To put this in league with BoC and not acknowledge its inherent limitations (where's the percussion and rhythm in this album, or pacing, direction) is really lame. Go back and listen to the first two BoC LPs and then this, there is no comparison in terms of quality.