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The Datawhore story begins about a decade ago in a mostly empty house where, in the wake of marital meltdown, our hero sits confronted by a 486, Windows Sound Recorder and an imagination as big as all outdoors. Already a lifelong lover of things abstract, lateral and symbolic, Datawhore is drawn irresistibly to the chaos and creativity of the new online collaborative environment. In other incarnations an author of a book, "Nectrotrivia vs. Skull", the dialogue of which is entirely cutup texts, and having studied for years what he terms "unlanguage", in his hermit-like, Hermetic isolation Datawhore engages the dynamics and skewed spirit of cyberspace, and uses PC audio tools to create lateral mutant sound collages that aspire to capture its energy. Chat rooms, cheesy religion, Microsoft and whatever else he can find pieces of floating around online sound file archives, plus his own cut up texts, are juxtaposed over abused generic dance music. At first it is very simple tools such as Multiquence and eJay that he uses to create the tracks that will one day grace a few of his iTunes compilations, including the epic 486core. In its pioneering phase Datawhore establishes a presence on MP3.com, and then European hive Besonic, at the latter attracting great attention to his many mangled mini-masterpieces such as "Do Me, Computers" that incorporate samples and basic loops and noises. Little by little the complexity and audacity of the Datawhore palette grows, spawning longer pieces such as "Datarebel" and, in album with Binda23 "Surrendered to My Function" a truly peculiar and unnerving unlanguage outpouring; this album, now also on iTunes, can be seen as the fullest fruition of the first great Datawhore phase. Living by the motto, "Where's the chorus?", Datawhore plunges ever on, mindlessly, recording and mixing, often half-mad with the mission. His marriage ends...but the music - ah, the music! - has only just begun!
Time flies when you're f***ed-up and sure enough and over the succeeding years Datawhore, grown hoary and deranged with self-inflicted neural damage, goes from one bizarre turn to the next. The iTunes revolution brings legitimate releases and even sales, but The Old Man and the PC has grown weary and in the absence of new fuel goes back his old rock'n'roll ways, long sittings with "Who's Next" and the music-making of his youth.
Then one day, as though in Fractured Fairy Tale made flesh, upon the choppy waters of Facebook, Datawhore encounters one Michael Dent, alike himself a former punk-era reprobate looking to place his potent poetry to a background worthy of its grit and gall. Intrigued, Datawhore - by now of the fabulous Tapegerm community with a few successes ("Hurting Me - Self-Harm") under his belt - decided to re-enter the fray with "Ashtray" and "Roll for You", wherein Michael's masterful words get matched (mulched!?!) to Datawhore's muzak and the much-loved loops of his 'germ warfarers. And the rest of the story resides, mix by remix, on Datawhore's very own Tapegerm page, where even now, as you read, there is a swarm of mixes, remixes and videos of Datawhore-dent material - augmented now by marvelous artists such as Lenore Herb, John Catto, Michael Cosma, Mental Anguish, The Machine, Kate and many others - due for an iTunes compilation near you. Indeed one has at Tapegerm found, as it were, a kindred spit.
Punk's not dead, baby, but it is digital!
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