Join 3,411 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Khanate
July 15, 2007 6:46 PM   Subscribe

Khanate.
posted by hama7 (38 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is the The Swans what Radiohead is to the Beatles.
posted by googly at 6:53 PM on July 15, 2007


*This is to the Swans.
posted by googly at 6:54 PM on July 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


where can I get tabs to this?
posted by HyperBlue at 6:55 PM on July 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


ObKHAAAAAAAAAANATE!
posted by DU at 7:03 PM on July 15, 2007


This is one of my favourite bands. Living in NYC I was fortunate enough to see them play many times. Their music was almost entirely unstructured, and yet their songs were memorable - proper songs rather than 'soundscapes'. It shouldn't be possible, but they managed it. I don't think anybody else has ever managed it.
posted by nowonmai at 7:06 PM on July 15, 2007


Khan?
posted by homunculus at 7:19 PM on July 15, 2007


Khan!
posted by homunculus at 7:20 PM on July 15, 2007


This is the The Swans what Radiohead is to the Beatles.

you must mean live Swans, the studio albums, while sometimes enjoyable are all kind of lame...

also, for Dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom! Khanate is sort of structured musically especially say 'Fields' from "Things Viral". those nice Swans recordings are basically just two guys pounding while Gira bellows and occasionally someone plays a chord...

also, the Beatles kind of suck.
posted by geos at 7:27 PM on July 15, 2007


Wankery.
posted by item at 7:31 PM on July 15, 2007


I'm down with Khanate, but If the Beatles suck then Khanate .....REALLY sucks.
posted by Liquidwolf at 7:36 PM on July 15, 2007


DO NOT LIKE.
posted by NotInTheBox at 7:39 PM on July 15, 2007


EAT THAT SMILE RIGHT OFF YOUR FACE.
posted by The Straightener at 7:40 PM on July 15, 2007


The Beatles do not and did not suck. They were wonderful for what they were and monumental to their time period.
posted by NotInTheBox at 7:40 PM on July 15, 2007


SILENCE WHILE I STRIP...BONES (GNAW, SO QUIET).
posted by The Straightener at 7:44 PM on July 15, 2007


My my, these young fellows certainly are loud. Very loud.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:45 PM on July 15, 2007


I kinda like this sort of thing but (at least from the first cut) don't see anything particularly marvelous about it. I see things like this all the time, and I don't see any particularly interesting "song structure" to it.

I see this stuff all the time at parties... I imagine I'd jump around for a while, get bored and get another beer if I saw them.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 7:55 PM on July 15, 2007


My two unsolicited cents: not bad, but a little pretentiously presented, given that it's nothing new. Of course, it is impossible to break new ground these days.
posted by kozad at 7:59 PM on July 15, 2007


To every band on Southern Lord Records, behold your arch-nemesis!
posted by Pastabagel at 8:04 PM on July 15, 2007


Not my cup if tea, but to be fair, I'm biased. I have a dislike of bands that sound like shit.
posted by mattoxic at 8:17 PM on July 15, 2007


I just browsed the southern lord website. Can someone please explain to me why anyone would want to listen to this kind of music on vinyl?

And what is with the satanic fixation? If you could conjure the devil with 60Hz line noise, then based solely upon the crappy audio circuits I built sophomore year, the devil and I should know each other on a first name basis.
posted by Pastabagel at 8:22 PM on July 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Can someone please explain to me why anyone would want to listen to this kind of music on vinyl?

Because the same people who like Southern Lord albums tend to like Sabbath, Pentagram, Trouble, St. Vitus and a lot of other bands that they first heard on vinyl twenty or so years ago and are now part of the revival of analog sound that has flourished across musical genres in recent years.
posted by The Straightener at 8:33 PM on July 15, 2007


the devil and I should know each other on a first name basis.

He knows you! Actually, he speaks pretty highly of you.
posted by Balisong at 8:34 PM on July 15, 2007


This is not what I think of when I think of analog sound.

This is.
posted by item at 8:48 PM on July 15, 2007


That's not what I think of when I think of analog sound.

This is.
posted by The Straightener at 9:03 PM on July 15, 2007


Because the same people who like Southern Lord albums tend to like Sabbath, Pentagram, Trouble, St. Vitus and a lot of other bands that they first heard on vinyl twenty or so years ago and are now part of the revival of analog sound that has flourished across musical genres in recent years.
posted by The Straightener at 11:33 PM on July 15


Is this true, that the people who like Southern Lord bands are in their thirties? Then what do teenagers listen to?
posted by Pastabagel at 9:04 PM on July 15, 2007


That's not what I think of when I think of analog sound.

This is.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:18 PM on July 15, 2007


That's not what I think of when I think of analog sound.

This is.
posted by fleetmouse at 10:16 PM on July 15, 2007


Rick Astley???

AGGGGGHHHH! My ears, my ears!!!!

His hair, it frightens me!!!
posted by metasonix at 10:24 PM on July 15, 2007


Err, sorry fleetmouse, flapjax The Straightener, item

This is, case closed
posted by mattoxic at 10:59 PM on July 15, 2007


So...would Khanate be agro-goth, emo-industrial, or just really, really annoying? (Are they talentless hacks preying on the uniformed tastes of the black-clad hipsters, or are they a brilliant satire on the fall of free form music? )

You know, I never thought I'd say this...but I suspect I've *never* been stoned enough to want to sit through more than a couple of minutes of that noise.
posted by dejah420 at 11:31 PM on July 15, 2007


Y'all need more Electric Wizard in your lives.

Seriously, DopeThrone Rules all.
posted by erskelyne at 4:04 AM on July 16, 2007


I equate this to the painter who hung a blank canvas in some museum. Arty, yes... good... hell no.


They sound like an autistic Transformer with a deviated septum puking into a large, wooden barrel.

(Don't ask)
posted by Debaser626 at 8:53 AM on July 16, 2007


Love em. The second track on the first album begins with what has to be the most unnerving scream ever recorded.

And on a different note they have an absolutely wonderful eye for design, as evidenced from their website and cover designs.
posted by Geezum Crowe at 8:56 AM on July 16, 2007




They sound like an autistic Transformer with a deviated septum puking into a large, wooden barrel


You don't understand. In the extreme music press that would pass as a glowing review.
posted by Geezum Crowe at 8:57 AM on July 16, 2007


I do believe you'd be correct Geezum. Point taken. (btw, not bashing this genre... I understand that entertainment (esp music) is a very subjective thing and there is no real "definition" of good and bad... oh helll.... This band and your favorite band suck!
posted by Debaser626 at 9:55 AM on July 16, 2007


They sound like an autistic Transformer with a deviated septum puking into a large, wooden barrel.

So you saw the movie too?

Look, they had to do *something* with the Chevette!
posted by LordSludge at 10:13 AM on July 16, 2007


Is this true, that the people who like Southern Lord bands are in their thirties? Then what do teenagers listen to?

I'm in my twenties, and at the Sunn O))) show I went to last year there was a pretty good mix of ages, from teens to thirties. Almost all male, though. It's a very visceral, cathartic experience of the kind that seems to appeal almost exclusively to men, for whatever reasons.

So...would Khanate be agro-goth, emo-industrial, or just really, really annoying? (Are they talentless hacks preying on the uniformed tastes of the black-clad hipsters, or are they a brilliant satire on the fall of free form music?)

Don't pigeonhole 'em, maaan.

It's not satire (though I can see why one might be cynical about it), but they don't take themselves too seriously. Going against the grain as they do is enjoyable, both for those producing the music and those experiencing it.
posted by macdara at 11:12 AM on July 16, 2007


I woulda never guessed that Hama7 was a Khanate fan. I wish I could find the review I wrote of a couple of their albums — Wolf Eyes were big here, so it was an easy comparison back and forth. The main point was that I enjoyed it, but had a hard time believing that there was a lot of replay value (which is one of the things that makes noise so much better live).

When they're at their best, they (just like every other good-to-great noise band) hit the sort of transcendent displacement that is easier to find in crippling amplitude and sheer hellish miasma. That's what I like about most music that I like, the feeling of envelopment and stepping-outside (there's gotta be a good German compound word for it).
posted by klangklangston at 12:08 PM on July 16, 2007


« Older This site...  |  Recently on Metafilter, we pon... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments