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Greetings fellow users! As some of you are aware, I’ve started a little user review competition in which the winner receives an automatic feature, as well as a “user spotlight” session. It basically consists of an informal chat in which I ask some personal questions as well as some silly ones.

This week was user Sachismo Ignatius aka iloveyouall aka Livingthrowawayylmao. He won the challenge for his middled review for the new Aine O’Dwyer album, Gegenschein (here).

Excerpt:
“Much like the mysterious counterglow that its title refers to, Gegenschein is but a hazy image of its precursor. Although O’Dwyer’s approach to pipe organ-improvisation — meanderingly melodic, hypnotic and yet dynamic — remains largely the same, the subtle, inexplicable magic that imbued both volumes of her cult-classic, Music For Church Cleaners, finds itself absent. Instead, Gegenschein seems an image of a frustrated improviser: O’Dwyer at odds with the instrument she’s previously controlled with ease.” (Basically the review.)

This week I drew the short straw and got stuck interviewing Sach; conversely, he pulled triple 7s and got me.

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Sach’s muse

Tristan: So you’re Australian. Elaborate 8 ]

iloveyouall: yeah, it’s amazing huh? it’s like no other place on earth really. the people have skin, teeth, eyeballs, and seem to communicate via enthusiastic yells of, “fuck yeah aye cunt mate fuckin single pegsss.” yet, this transforms immediately once the dietary staples of “v-bangas” and “duzzas” are bought into play. those that are too hasty in sharing their lighter end up with their teeth on the floor, and those that don’t “buy a fuckin round for the boys” become social pariahs due to their choice to disobey the australian social norms. furthermore, the animals are quite remarkable. i’ve seen crocodiles rape women in the streets, spiders kill people in my lectures. it’s fucking insane. and then there’s the politics (but i’ll save you cunts the sob story)… long story short, it’s the best worst place on earth, i’m more unique than you because i’m australian and y’all can get fucked if you think otherwise. please come visit sometime! : )

tite. crocodiles are rad.
What’s your favourite Aussie one-man drone/folk/battle-jacket project?

that’s quite a tough question actually. i know of quite a few budding “upstarts” in the field, and although there may be some quite obvious names that may come to mind, i think i’d have to crown the best australian one-man drongo/folk/battle-jacket project to none other than vance joy. he is much better than michael “that’s not a cumstain on my possessed patch, i swear” snoxxxy snoxxalll.

if you haven’t jammed it folks, get on riptide. you’ll be swimming in faux-hipster indie girl clunge in no time guaranteeeeed.

sick. drongos are pretty cool birds.

You started a tournament of sorts to highlight the user base’s sense of comradery; how did it turn out?

it turned out quite well i think. in recent times especially, i’ve noticed a trend towards users being absolute shit, and as such, i believe that it is time for CLEANSING of the userbase (for the betterment of the present, as well as fortification of the future of sputnikmusic). creating the worst users list was only the beginning of my conquest. there is much more to come. for those terrible users that wish to know who they are and what they should do, here is a list of names, as well as a method for self-improvement:

(Oh shiiii (all my hustlers are) gettin’ it):

shit users:
angrylittleautist
linkinparkforthewin
pansyflower (if you shape up your game you may redeem yourself), and all other lame-ass bandcampcore users
miketannoissppooge
angrylittleadolf (see pansy)
smaugman (i recommend you find a good therapist tbqh)
all other prog-daddy users that are not fripp and/or kewl
and others (whom i will shoutbox if the curiosity remains)

method for self-improvement:
1. logging off permanently
2. maturation/puberty/therapy (whichever fits)
3. migration to metallum/progarchives/rac forums
4. potential possibility for return after previous 3 steps are accomplished
5. full redemption via written apology to sput user base

So was LivingThrowaway your first account?

no it wasn’t (as i have mentioned before)… i actually had a few before then (although memory is very scratchy on most of the deets)…. the earliest i can remember is username: jjmcjizzle. it was during the peak of my dxc years, but i did show little glimpses of the present me during that time (most notably in my penchant for disingenuity and all that). i feel like there was one before that, but i’m fucked for details.

“most notably in my penchant for disingenuity and all that” I feel like a lot of users have a “shtick” that is both disingenuous and unrelentingly honest. I think it’s something users gradually pick up on and, to some extent, appreciate. It’s a way to convey a sort of parody of how you might genuinely feel, and say things you actually mean.

i think a lot of the cynicism comes with time, yeah. you either get weeded out or you become scathing af like the rest of us. it’s a kind of rite of passage i guess… i mean, that account ended up with me leaving because fucking pit (who was going by frankredrocket or something like that) back then hounded me non-fucking stop. and me being 13/14 got the shits and fucked off for a year or two, but it was what i needed to become the throwaway i was less than a year later.

Yeah, most of the site’s more acerbic personalities can probably attest to that sorta experience. I went through the gauntlet of troll hermitage in the YahooAnswers Rock and Pop section way back when, lol.
But ofc I’m a sweetheart still.

one of the few “””truly””” kind souls still roaming around these parts after all these years… god bless

You rep a lot of fairly ‘unsung’ artists and styles on sput (slam, PE, hnw, trap rap). Do you plan on focusing on that sort’ve thing in the webzine you’re starting?

for sure. i guess the main reason i’m starting the zine is because i feel as though, for all my trying, i don’t (read: can’t) bring the sorta “left-of-centre” stuff that i love so dearly the kind of exposure i “feel” it needs writing on sput. so obviously it will be a platform for me to rep that shit harder than ever, but as well as that, i feel like it’ll provide a bit of a platform to branch into other forms of art that i feel intertwine with music very closely (esp: literature and performance art)…

What’ll be the name?

well, originally i was thinking something that’d be unequivocally “sach”, but then i realised that’s kinda self-serving af, and seeing as the whole concept is sachcentric enough as is, and that i’m going to have other writers, i opened it up for suggestions. and after many fantastic suggestions (father’s office, another space, and little vibrations all noteworthy) — the name became

expressions of interest
smfh :’ /

Father’s Office was easily the best.

s/o to my boy hal for that one

I think the three-song shuffle is becoming a staple for this user interview thing, so let’s see it; boot up your windows media player.

fuck yeah

scared of you – young thug
passacaglia for orchestra, op. 1 – pierre boulez/anton webern
icon of a headless whore – excoriation

no noise : |

: ]
Any users that you think don’t get enough shine?

okay okay, shoutout to the gang (phil lives on), slackened, hal, cyg, punt (wherever he may be), johnald, aaronkrc, oltna, josh rhodes and everyone that’s 5’d sachiko m – bar. i truly love you all!

Yeah Josh and Aaron are goat underrated users.
Sach ~persona~ aside, you’re a pretty good writer. We voted for your review because we thought you captured a nice short-n-sweet style while still being engaging and thoughtful. Do you have a writing process? Or do you mostly wing it?

i normally listen to the album a few times straight up, then sit on it (to actually see if it stimulates any kind of thought), wait a few days, and then, if it does “get me going” so to speak, i just bust out my ideas in a 30-minute burst of inspiration. if it doesn’t happen then, it won’t happen ever, so it’s a bit all or nothing, but ehh, it’s worked so far… also means i don’t end up forcing out christopher geriaks or ben kuettels. i will admit, i forced out the gegenschein review to land myself this, but that was just because i accidentally picked an album that didn’t do anything for me (whoops)

What are some things you’d change about the site? 110% hypothetical, of course.

first of all, i’d change the name of the owner of the site from jeremy ferwerda to jeremy ignatius jackson, and then i’d promote myself to moderator staff emeritus (which would provide me the necessary leverage to undertake the sput CLEANSING). from there, i would restructure the site so that it would be known as more than, “the least professional reviewing site.”
all jokes aside, i think the biggest changes need to be those in regards to the structure of the database (so it can accommodate singles, mixes, classical compositions and all that), as well as pretty big changes to the way writing about music is perceived (the idea of a “review” seems to strict for me — hell, i got fucking banned by sowing for writing something too ~risquee~)… shit like that really. as well as the CLEANSING, of course.

What are some new/upcoming albums Sput should get woke to? We talked about a new Caretaker and new Yves Tumor prior to the interview; any others?

hmmm, the neverending wait for a second sosa tape in 2016 continues, the rumours of an ecco2k junt keep resurfacing, fresh celer comin’ out every day like mega-processed white bread, etc… that kinda shit aside, new wop and ichiko aoba next month, a junko collab at the end of the month and a fresh vomir split just out.

— aaand that’s it. sweet. thx for playin.

np fam. now i can consider my ego well and truly stroked~~~





JohnnyOnTheSpot
09.24.16
whatta guy

LotusFlower
09.24.16
oh boy here we gooooo

iloveyouall
09.24.16
I should uncensor myself more often

FullOfSounds
09.24.16
this one had to happen eventually
did not disappoint

AsleepInTheBack
09.24.16
I didn't think you ever uncensored yourself, this reads like some classic sach

Archelirion
09.24.16
This was beautiful.

CalculatingInfinity
09.24.16
"he is much better than michael “that’s not a cumstain on my possessed patch, i swear” snoxxxy snoxxalll"

Fucking died. Great interview lads, good luck for the new webzine too Sach.

ZippaThaRippa
09.24.16
Holy shit, lotta Cleansing talk

mein fuhrer

TheMrAlexK
09.24.16
Intriguing

iloveyouall
09.24.16
not cleansing, CLEANSING

Sinternet
09.24.16
sach my man is that actually your old account because i struggle to see you 5ing animals as leaders

BenThatsMyJamin
09.24.16
Quite the character

LotusFlower
09.24.16
you may cleanse all you want, but bandcamp-core will never die!

JohnnyOnTheSpot
09.24.16
that's for true

iloveyouall
09.24.16
fun note: I 5'd shit I didn't actually like because I wanted to fit into the 2011-era "prog"-metalcore loving sputbase. favourite bands are more accurate.

JohnnyOnTheSpot
09.24.16
(@Ben and Lotus tbh)

TheMrAlexK
09.24.16
Sach is a closet prog fan old account confirms it.

Sinternet
09.24.16
ahh so like every new sput user ever got ya

Maniac!
09.24.16
" I feel like a lot of users have a “shtick” that is both disingenuous and unrelentingly honest. I think it’s something users gradually pick up on and, to some extent, appreciate. It’s a way to convey a sort of parody of how you might genuinely feel, and say things you actually mean.
i think a lot of the cynicism comes with time, yeah. you either get weeded out or you become scathing af like the rest of us. it’s a kind of rite of passage i guess… i mean, that account ended up with me leaving because fucking pit (who was going by frankredrocket or something like that) back then hounded me non-fucking stop. and me being 13/14 got the shits and fucked off for a year or two, but it was what i needed to become the throwaway i was less than a year later."

This is my favorite part of sputnik

ZippaThaRippa
09.24.16
"fun note: I 5'd shit I didn't actually like because I wanted to fit"

This sounds familiar. For me it was the 2009 era Death Metal crowd. Though to be fair I ended up enjoying tons of those albums down the road.

Jacquibim
09.24.16
"i just bust out my ideas in a 30-minute burst of inspiration … also means i don’t end up forcing out christopher geriaks or ben kuettels"

lol savage. Interview's a beaut.

Jacquibim
09.24.16
Having a chuckle over the last two interviews beginning with "So you're Australian [let's dedicate half the interview to that]"

JohnnyOnTheSpot
09.24.16
well i was poking fun at sowing mostly but it snox or some other aussie wins next week then we can keep the irony train a'chugging

JohnnyOnTheSpot
09.24.16
*if

ScuroFantasma
09.24.16
Great interview. I must be less Australian than I thought becauseI have no idea what a 'duzza' is.

Ryus
09.24.16
fun

danielcardoso
09.24.16
lol this is prob the best one so far.

Artuma
09.24.16
well this is gold

ShitsofRain
09.24.16
s good

ramon.
09.24.16
australians all let uuuuus rejoice

I 5'd Bar Sachiko and have been jamming Ichiko's 0 all month in anticipation, pretty sure this makes me the sexiest person alive (or an indirectly contrived weeb, your call). Interview was hilarious, surprised you aren't a tradie.

Keyblade
09.24.16
man like sach. great interview

SandwichBubble
09.24.16
Delightful interview, yet again. Gave me a whole new appreciation for Australia.

adr
09.24.16
who the fuck is christopher geriak lmao that part was gold

good interview

FullOfSounds
09.24.16
"who the fuck is christopher geriak lmao that part was gold"
toondude

Flugmorph
09.24.16
i expected more savagery

TVC15
09.24.16
Ah shit I was too preoccupied to write my reciew oh well Sach absolutely deserved the win!

romulanrancor
09.24.16
Beautiful [2]

Hurricanslash
09.24.16
My boy. You da man, sach. You da man. Never change.

Cygnatti
09.24.16
cheers, dude! ^_^

ashcrash9
09.24.16
brilliant

spookynewghostfriend
09.24.16
listing bad users in the staff blog lmao

Frippertronics
09.24.16
wonderful

but a new ichiko aoba album's coming out for real??

ShitsofRain
09.24.16
for real

Frippertronics
09.24.16
sweeee

slackened
09.24.16
lmao, too good. thanks for the mention!

iloveyouall
09.25.16
not a problem. it's nice to be able to say that there are at least SOME good users around here.

ShadowRemains
09.25.16
"i mean, that account ended up with me leaving because fucking pit (who was going by frankredrocket or something like that) back then hounded me non-fucking stop. and me being 13/14 got the shits and fucked off for a year or two"

so you're maidenpmcc or thepalaceofwisdom?

iloveyouall
09.25.16
lol nah

ShadowRemains
09.25.16
i mean pit has claimed a lot of fodder over the years so this is not going to be an easy investigation

Lord(e)Po)))ts
09.25.16
lol "sputlight"

Lord(e)Po)))ts
09.25.16
also sach can you just fucking stop being a little vagina and finally spill the beans on what your old account was

Lord(e)Po)))ts
09.25.16
there was that allshallperish guy

i dont remember his actual name maybe thats exactly what it was but he always had an all shall perish avatar

Futures
09.25.16
sspedding or something? he's still around lol

iloveyouall
09.25.16
afterthebreakdown

Lord(e)Po)))ts
09.25.16
lmao yeah sspedding

seriously tho sach spill the fucking beans jesus christ

BandNewbac
09.25.16
this is fuckin golden

Futures
09.25.16
that dude with the obilisk av lol

BallsDeep
09.25.16
Classic and spot on description of aussies

Keyblade
09.25.16
purpledino is still kickin it too

Piglet
09.25.16
sach aint a faux aussie either like the rest of you kunts he's straight from the meth den of the outback

ShadowRemains
09.25.16
"afterthebreakdown"

i should've connected the dots

iloveyouall
09.25.16
"sach aint a faux aussie either like the rest of you kunts he's straight from the meth den of the outback"
fr, piglet one of the trve

Lord(e)Po)))ts
09.25.16
shadow thinks you are afterthebreakdown now and thats hilarious and i will do everything in my power to facilitate this

iloveyouall
09.25.16
haha

ShadowRemains
09.25.16
i fucking hated that kid

Lord(e)Po)))ts
09.25.16
yeah he sucked

JohnnyOnTheSpot
09.25.16
he says what his old acc was in the interview smh

Keyblade
09.25.16
lol thats how u know nobody read it

JohnnyOnTheSpot
09.25.16
:' [

Mort.
09.25.16
gr8 interview

ArsMoriendi
09.25.16
"and others (whom i will shoutbox if the curiosity remains)"

Wonder if this includes me... fuck

Frippertronics
09.25.16
don't worry it does =]

Lord(e)Po)))ts
09.25.16
"he says what his old acc was in the interview smh "

i read that but he said he had more i want to know what the most known ones were because whatever the fuck one he named is nobody

ArsMoriendi
09.25.16
I figured Fripp oh well

Sach's better getting a pretty huge ego lately hmmm

ArsMoriendi
09.25.16
Been*




ShadowRemains
09.25.16
"he says what his old acc was in the interview smh"

he has like 100 comments on that account, there's not really much to go off of

JohnnyOnTheSpot
09.25.16
he had another account called "LivingThrowaway" and a couple other minor alts, idk

Flugmorph
09.25.16
one was called nimb or smth

YakNips
09.25.16
that was enlightening. i pos this interview

Frippertronics
09.26.16
"Sach's better getting a pretty huge ego lately hmmm"

uh







no

Lord(e)Po)))ts
09.26.16
Yes before living throwaway and nimb obvs

Spacesh1p
09.26.16
Good stuff

Oceandrowned
09.26.16
someone give a mod privilege to sach

Keyblade
09.26.16
oh wow i just remembered who afterthebreakdown was lol

he wasnt even that bad compared to a lot of users now looking back tbh

TheMrAlexK
09.26.16
SachikoM

ShadowRemains
09.26.16
"he wasnt even that bad compared to a lot of users now looking back tbh"

he was just an immature dingus, but it speaks to the overall quality of the userbase devolving

brainmelter
09.26.16
whata guy, favorite spotlight yet

boolin
09.26.16
prime

p4p
09.26.16
my hero

iloveyouall
09.26.16
smae

Winesburgohio
10.02.16
*extremely racist caricature voice* ME RIKEYYYY

Winesburgohio
10.02.16
expressions of interest is a great name


user
10.07.16
phil rep

Winesburgohio
10.08.16
it's like phil died in that motherfuckin pussy

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