Friday, 11 April 2008

Blk Jks

Hey guys
Was reading your posts on Blk Jks and decided to check them out.
Found this video on Youtube which I thought was pretty amazing:

10 comments:

talchal said...

these guys are amazing_ wow franny, thanks.

Paul said...

They've got an incredible sound, but I'm still not convinced. There's no song there. Just some music school ramblings...

fran said...

sounded like a song to me. it had a tune, a chorus, backing music. how exactly do you define a song, phil? :) i thought it was extremely beautiful. (and the lead singer hot, which might have something to do with it).

Dr Phil said...

eh? i didn't say nada franny, but glad to see my reputation precedes me.

and personally i'm waiting for remixes of these guys' songs. lots of remix potential. lots and lots. of jellytots.

fran said...

oh shit. sorry - comment was to paul then. saw the slightly sarky tone and the name starting in a "p", and my brain attributed it to phil. sorry dude.

Paul said...

Hey! Are you implying that I don't do sarky?! I'm insulted.
Let me disect...
The track is intro verse1, chorus, verse2, chorus, outro. There is no bridge, there are no turnarounds. There is no progression between verse1 and verse2... they are identical... the lyrics hardly even differ. The only musical theme linking the verse to the chorus is the 1 bar riff that the rhythm guitar plays through the entire track. There is no apparent lyrical theme. The only stylistic progression is in the drums. And what's up with that pointless wah-wah outro?
How's that for sarky ;-)

fran said...

i reckon that surpassed the sarky standard.
as for the song, it was actually that slight disjointed-ness that i thought was so beautiful

Greg said...

lol

I think everyone needs to ease up on Dr Phil. Sure, he's miserable, but in a GOOD way!

talchal said...

paul, don't you think that having such defined ideas on what constitutes a 'song' limits the progression of the form and ultimately the whole point of expression
-finding new ways to create beauty and communicate?

i don't think you have to be so prescriptive.

Paul said...

Tal, my definition of a song has nothing to do with the parts of the piece. A song has to be a story. A piece of music is not necessarily a song, and the inclusion of a singer doesn't necessarily make it a song. The story can be in the music or the lyrics, but prefferably both.

This track doesn't go anywhere. It promises so much in the begining, but becomes boxed and technical. The pieces have been put randomly together to make a piece of music, but they give no reason why the different parts are put together in this piece. It has no flow, no story. It loses its humanity somewhere in there.