Gitar cuts up the culture
When I see something with “Seeland” records on it I get really excited, because that means the guys from Negativland are involved, and they’ve scored a 100 percent success rate with my earballs over the past twenty-something years. I’m a fan of the cut up (essentially, it’s media bites and bits remixed and rearranged) and Negativland are the Picassos of the genre. Gitar are pretty fun too.
Best bits: “Helicopter Cruise” where Tom Cruise sounds like he’s smoked a nice big ball of black hash and jabbers nonsense about a helicopter, with madcap cartoon sound effects to punctuate the thought-gaps. “Stupid Ums” seems to have a little of both Le Tigre’s “They Want Us to Make a Symphony Out of the Sound of Women Swallowing Their Own Tongues” and Negativland’s own fantastic “Helter Stupid.”
If you know nothing about cut-up and you think you might wanna give the genre a listen, start anywhere with Negativland, get the fantastic The Droplift Project stuff and pick up Gitar’s “Stuffed” to make it a super-trifecta.