Get to know your local mutants: volume 1


Now that we're stuck in this post modern landscape of anything goes, nothing translates and nothing is true flapdoodle, how far are we willing to go with these premises?  Although there is no one true music and certainly no such thing as "good" music, doesn't a musician like Insecticide Lobotomy express exactly what he is trying to say with his performance?  Emotions like anger and frustration radiate from the audio and visual aspects while a certain playful yet "I don't give a twig what you think" kind of attitude rounds off the experience.  Can music be a conversation?  All that to say that Insectiside Lobotomy exists and makes music within the confines of your very own community, Tampa Bay.

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Tampa Bay musician Insecticide Lobotomy (IL) performs and creates noise by manipulating and combining a series of effect pedals and processors.  Turning knobs on and off while adjusting oscillation, frequency, pitch and rhythm of the different effects, musicians like IL create a soundscape of squeals, clicks, drones and caustic noise.  Certainly not unique in technique or attitude, IL serves as a great example of the growing noise community.  Also, he crafts noise very elloquently compared to some of his contemporaries, while not being too sophisticated to bash it out with the best of 'em.  

Basically performances like the Youtube video up above pose intrinsic questions about the very natures of music and expression themselves.  Is this music?  What is music?  Who cares?...

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