“Half the things that happen around Odd Future are pretty random— just dragged out of thin air. It’s not like some big-ass plan to fuckin’ take over the world and all the shit that people think it is. The world is fucking fabricated with a bunch of bullshit…I mean television, news, the fucking food that we consume. Everything. It’s just a fucking setup. I see it. I’m starting to travel and see the world. You can tell that America does not even fucking love their people. I’ma move the fuck out of America, I don’t give a fuck.”—
Hold the fuck up: OFWGKTA isn’t some master plan of some fat 50+ year old white dude to make the anti Backstreet Boys that are basically the same thing? No fucking way. Don’t believe that. In terms of “the world’s fabricated and full of bullshit”…uh…um…#freeearl?
“I think part of the appeal for an observer of analog music as well is the anachronistic and opaque nature of the stuff itself— the wires running everywhere, the plugs. It gives it almost a mythical quality, because its such an unrecognisable thing.”—
“Napster is great so long as they put out tracks on there that have been officially released. I don’t really mind people downloading my music; I also see it as a compliment. And if you are a real music lover, you want to have the original CD anyway ‘cause then you feel more connected to the artist.”—
“Yeah people always have negative things to say about takin’ sampling ‘cause either they don’t know how to sample sumthin’ an flip it or they can’t make hot original shit. Everybody in the industry samples either they like to or not. Nothing original these days pretty much”—
If this dude is the future of Creative Commons, shut the fucking conversation down like it was the Hatch on LOST right the fuck now, I’m throwing in the towel. “Your honor, I realize that I improperly and without authorization swiped an entire 16 bars from Brian Eno…BUT SHIT IS DOPE ASS FIRE, YO, DOPE. ASS. FIRE. I rest my case.”
“[With two years hindsight how do you feel about the decision to run that Kría Brekken record backwards?]
I thought about it recently, and felt more compassion for people who got kinda bummed that we did something completely different, but I don’t feel bad. I feel like it’s alright to release a record any way you want it, and it was something that excited us enough to go ahead with it.”—
"Like, bro, the geologist, like, his name, bro, his nom, as they, like, say in le espania or whatever, his nom means, like, ‘the ologist’, like, if he wants to put out, like, a record of , like, nothin but like, ology, bro, you feel me? like nothin but ology, are we gonna, like, not do that sweet-ass project? no. you feel the ology. you feel it."
“The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers, and that can’t be good for you.”—
“It seems like every couple of decades this takes a somersault, and I enjoy the fresh point of view, like the honeymoon of the new format where you can really have an effect on the overall direction, and things like enjoyment, love and freedom matter again. I definitely wanted the songs to be a spatial experience, where you can play with lightning or a crystal or the full moon and the song changes. I would like to feel the apps are equal to the song in the same way I have always aimed for the music video to be equal to the song: the 1+1 is 3 thing. Not that it works every time, but you have to aim for it.”—
Wait… so… if the music video is equal to the song… that would… add up to… 2. Maybe she should aim to learn basic arithmetic.
“JB: “It’s more ideological… we want to create something that’s heavenly here, something with purity and light.
CE: …and I’m interested in ancient mystery, paganism and it’s symbols: We try to bring these things together.
JB: But it’s sounding too much like a cult - which it definitely isn’t.
We see religion and science as attempts to understand the same thing, which is an ‘unknowable mystery’. The thing is to concentrate on our own self as leader, without need for things like a zen esoteric.”—
“I’m prepared to take that risk. This is probably a superfluous thing to mention, but I have my own natural hair color right now, and this is the first that I’ve seen my own natural hair since I was 11 years old. It was quite an important metaphorical thing for me to do, to take off the circus clothes and put on my missionary work clothes and say, “I mean business, this is me, and I’m for real.”—
“And I’m still searching for existence; I’m still searching for what it means to be human. It’s just like, ‘Why are we here? Why are there bugs here? Why does everything fit?’ And I’m happy, ’cause I’ve found out why I’m here—I’m just here to make music that soundtracks people’s lives. I’m just searching, like, ‘What the fuck is going on?’ It’s delicious; I just want to see what the hell’s out there. Like, in space. Motherfuckers flying in space. What the fuck is going on?”—
What the fuck is going on? No seriously… you’re searching for existence butyou’ve found out why you’re here…why are you still searching? When will you tell us what drugs you’re on and where we can get some? COME ON!
Editor note: In summary, fucking space, how does it work?!
“Most people are conned by TRICKS, and I mean that in a few ways. They are duped by VANITY into believing that HUGE, VIRTUOSO, MASTURBATORY displays of skill (and technique) are powerful, and thereby meaningful. Kids see a 30-stair 360 flip and are all, “Ohhhh my godddd.” Fucking guitar jammer #9743 rips some alien surfer shit and moms around the globe wet themselves. The White House moron machine spews out Hollywood fairy tales and the masses scream for more. I’ll take one beautifully timed carve on a fucking driveway. One three-line poem that lays it out clean and with conviction. A single-note guitar drone with some GODDAMN REAL FEELING. One decent, compassionate ACTION in REAL, FUCKING LIFE to a whole VIRTUAL WORLD of TALKING TALKING TALKING.”—
“All muzik spontaneously conjured into existence in an entirely analogue environment. Recorded to four-track cassette, ignoring all basic rules of good recording practice. Absolutely no post-production..”—
The body. Your desire. Thee new desire. The burn. What does it feel like to feel? Touch your every desire. The human body/humanity understanding new forms of communication. Silent, physical communication through the medium of thee power hand.
The gloved hand as its own universe. The leather on your skin is all that matters. Matter. Organic.
Desire is fetishism. Sexuality. Textural sexuality. Thee obsolete gender.
Sex. A fact. A feeling.
Thee new sex/sexuality. The banality of material. The futility of death. Sex futurism. New forms of techno fetish in a world with no true physical limits. Anti-physics as new cultural paradigm.
Raw. Stone, crystal and jewel. Bone marrow, blood, and earth. Thee vibration of the physicality of the planetary being. The realness. Your mind. The universal mind.
“Is New York just another stop or an endpoint?"
Who knows. The other members I was playing live with lived in New York and I didn’t have much in Philly, so I moved up here. Not that Cold Cave is a band — it’s me — and I’ve had nine members and I respect them all. The music is the least important part. It’s just a vehicle for working out fear.”—
Oh god, Wes, working out the fear? Fear of what? FEAR OF WHAT. THE MUSIC IS THE LEAST IMPORTANT PART THE MOST IMPORTANT PART IS WHAT ELSE YOU DO THAT MAKES MONEY WHICH IS….????? YOU ARE NOT PROFESSIONALLY ONE-HANDED, STUMPY.