Gen PopUpset The Rhythm
Released: 15th September 2017
Four voices tousle loudly as they leave the soft realm of the body, venturing out into the world. Reproduction and traditional instruments (guitars, drums, samplers, digital, voices) allow the human generation to play right now. Playing is intersubjective, we appeal to consciousness. Here in the human era we dialog, reference, and reproduce with traditional reference and frustration. Kissing lightly decided harmonies, Gen Pop plays in the human generation and is from the human era. Playing used in its most remedial sense, an occasion to slap together a narrative and generate trust between each other. Gen Pop produced a small run of tapes featuring 3 tracks from their debut 7” on Upset the Rhythm earlier this year. This 7” brings to totality the sinews and olfactory system of the Gen Pop promo tape. The essence of what they are doing and not the end of it. The first track ‘On Screen’ whinges lackaday about screen
oriented living. “I’ll be chained and beaten, in a motel room its our first time meeting” shoots the moon for the loneliness of access and an end to curiosity (good riddance). Honestly though, a screen can and will be held by all.
The product of exposure can be found in ‘Easy’, the ballad of confused ability. The lacing of MaryJane Dunphe’s noise guitar, brought back to life from her days in Polly Darton, meld with David Strother and Theo Maughan’s air tight rhythm section. Ian Corrigan, playing 2nd guitar, and Dunphe vocalise together in frustration, this all should be quicker, easier. Corrigan and Dunphe played together previously in Olympia,
WA’s maelstrom of punk and passion known as Vexx (also released through Upset The Rhythm).