Factory Floor

Factory Floor was so GOTH! So great. I felt like I was in Manchester in the 80’s. The best part was the way the drummer interacted with the synth loops. (three members – synths, drums, bass) I didn’t realize that’s how they normally record and play their tracks – with a real-life rock drummer (HOT btw). First all the analog synth lines are kicked off, all really industrial sounds and different rhythms layered one after the other. Then the drummer starts off super minimalist, just one kick or a cowbell or hi-hat every eighth count, building suspense, then he adds more beats little by little, very mathematically, until he’s in full industrial disco rockout mode. The bassist comes in last and pushes everything over the edge into a sonic blast. That’s their formula for each track, just like an assembly line as their name suggests. Everything is super precise and really loud. Just amazing.

Factory Floor

There were a few young pups in there who were clearly on something, what I don’t know – really hyper-spaz dancing as if in a mosh pit, but just with each other, grabbing each other a lot, jumping up and down, wildly shaking heads and just generally freaking out. It was fun to watch. I can gather how, while on crank or whatever they were up to, the music would make them freak out that way. But any old sober waver in big boots at Lovecraft would put them to shame, interpreting a Factory Floor song into a solid groove.

Bring it, Grimes.

Is Grimes intentionally voguing in the beginning of this video, or is she just “clearing the cobwebs”? Katzendame’s opinion is pulling taffy/clearing cobwebs, which is supported by Grimes having performed in near-complete darkness at her show on 10/15/12 at Doug Fir (so frustrating. I mean, you can tell that unicorns fly out of her eyeballs at every show, but one could not see this. One could barely see anything. Come ON, Grimes!!)

I think she’s voguing on purpose, with what we could call cobweb style. Girl got her hand on her hip & she WORKIN’ that playa! Also workin’ her pointer finger with some waack skills. K points out that maybe she hangs out at Canadian gay cubs; who knows? And kudos to L.A. rapper/exotic dancer Brooke Candy for the classic face-fanning and head-tossing.

Yes, this video is ridiculous and indulgent (superb song though), but as Katzendame so kindly put it, “Grimes is probably just trying to be inclusive.” (Haha! Always the diplomat.)

Grimes: Genesis (directed by Grimes)

-Spectre of the Rose