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Old 02-27-2012, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Witch house (sometimes referred to as drag) is a music genre. The term witch house started out as a joke that was originally used to describe occult-based house music by Travis Egedy (commonly known by the stage name Pictureplane) and his friends in 2009.[1][2][3] As the internet meme grew in popularity, shortly after being pitched to Pitchfork Media,[4] blogs and other mainstream music press began to actively continue the use of the term for marketing purposes, and thus now the label is loosely used to describe a subgenre of industrial music.
It generally features a fusion of techniques rooted in Swishahouse hip hop – sluggish tempo with skipping, stop-timed beats[5] – coupled with elements from genres such as noise, drone, and shoegaze.[6] Witch house is also influenced by hazy 1980s goth bands, including Cocteau Twins, The Cure, Christian Death and Dead Can Dance,[7] as well as being heavily influenced by certain early industrial bands.[8][9] Many artists in the genre have released slowed-down remixes of pop and rap songs,[10] or long mixes of different songs that have been slowed down significantly. Common typographic elements in artist and track names include triangles, crosses, and other geometric shapes,[11][12] which is seen by some as being part of a larger unified aesthetic within the scene as well as a method of keeping it underground and harder to search for on the internet.[13][14]
As of August 2, 2011, Pitchfork Media are continuing the use of the term, but are now using witch house to market and describe †††, a solo project of Chino Moreno, of the American alternative metal band Deftones,[15] whose EP Crosses features a collection of minimal and soothing, electronic-based, ambient rock tracks,[16] further contributing to the controversy over the vagueness of the term.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hell yeah it is.









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Old 02-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wander/Wonder was a great album last year, but it's the only example of Witch House I personally know. Been meaning to get around to the rest of the genre (it's still manageable yet!) but, well. I'm so lazy. Canwll, what's your favourite Witch House album?
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I don't actually have one! I usually just pick out my favorite songs from a myriad of albums and sort of make a playlist of amazingness. BUT as for a few of the albums I picked most of the songs from:

Balam Acab - Wander / Wonder (and the See Birds E.P.)
White Ring / oOoOO – Roses / Seaww
White Ring – Black Earth That Made Me
Salem - Asia

And then the others I posted above, with a few random other ones.
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I love their artist names. So weird. spf5Ø, Y▲ИV†0WITCH, Ω╪Ω, ▲NDRΛS, ∂ДΓҚ ∆∆○╪ЋΞҐ, ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ, etc.
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Well I can't fully digest the tracks that have been posted as there is a lot going on musically and the term 'Witch House' is awful as it barely resembles House music as I know it. It seems much closer to Darkwave to me Black Tape For A Blue Girl for example and certainly has echoes of Burial's ambience and Massive Attack's Mezzanine labyrinthine soundscapes but I really like what I am hearing.

Further investigation needed! Canwll I would heartily recommend the band Demdike Stare to you.
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I hadn't even heard of the term 'Witch House' until now.
The first video posted that I listened to was this one..



.and I really like it. The others didn't do much for me. I haven't read Pitchfork in many moons and its kind of weird to see that web site cited by wikipedia so much in regards to this 'new subgenre' or whatever. I can't stand Deftones so I give no shit about the music that the guy from that band makes but I'm definitely digging this Ritualz song.
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I hadn't even heard of the term 'Witch House' until now.
The first video posted that I listened to was this one..

.and I really like it.
This. I really liked the others songs too.

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Balam Acab - Wander / Wonder (and the See Birds E.P.)
White Ring / oOoOO – Roses / Seaww
White Ring – Black Earth That Made Me
Salem - Asia
I'm going to check these out.
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I've not listened to a note of those songs as the hilarity of the image of a bunch of pasty faced socially awkward goths melting in some hot sweaty nightclub takes away all this movements credibility.
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I hadn't even heard of the term 'Witch House' until now.
The first video posted that I listened to was this one..



.and I really like it. The others didn't do much for me.
Yeah it's not for everyone. Glad you liked at least one of them!

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I'm going to check these out.
Hope you like them!
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