Pictureplane vs. The Cure
Like This and Like That is the new column from Snobcast extraordinaire, Father Guido Sarducci IV. The procedure: Every morning (OK, maybe not every morning) Guido will snatch the first crisp, clean & new mp3 he stumbles upon, listen to it at least once, and then find an old song (ten years or more) for some good old-fashioned compare and contrast. The purpose: To draw a line between the modern and the out-of-date. The premise: To expose the kids to their past while also showing the unfashionable adults that there’s great new music being made every day. Thus, if you like This than you might like That.
“Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis) Mystic Bummer Yacht Club Mix” by Pictureplane vs “The Walk [Everything Mix]” by The Cure
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One of the few Denver artists that’s actually more famous outside of our bubbling scene (worldwide, even). While enjoying a glamorous (and free) brunch on the balcony of the Driskill Hotel at the SESAC party during SXSW 2010, we were privy to a darkwave, deep house and noise-y DJ set by Pictureplane, and I remember Prof. Honeydew was surprised to learn that the Pitchfork and Stereogum approved synth-popper calls Denver home. For more on this hilarious story, click here. Judging from what Travis wrote on his blog, he’s extremely happy with Mystic Bummer‘s take on this song from Pictureplane’s sophomore album, Dark Rift. Obviously we at Dbrook enjoy it b/c it has Yacht in the title. We do enjoy yachts!
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The Cure are iconic for blending New Wave and dark synths to basically create Goth rock. Goth and darkwave are not much different in style. Dark wave takes the basics of New Wave and adds sorrowful, introspective lyrics, while goth rock takes the basics of post-punk and adds, “foreboding, sorrowful, often epic soundscapes“. Both genres tend to incorporate keyboards but only goth can be defined as much by it’s audiences style as by the music. “The Walk [Everything Mix]” comes from The Cure’s 1990 remix project, Mixed Up, which Robert Smith describes on the Trilogy DVD as being something “fun after the doom and gloom of Disintegration.” The original version, released in 1983, was the band’s first single to hit the UK Top 20 chart, peaking at #12.
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