IDM (2)IDM | hipsterwave - Part 2

Since the definition of what a hipster is can get kind of ambiguous, we found this handy project by Jessica Lehrman to help elaborate on some of the hipster variants. She does a pretty good job. Note the photos of Theophilus London later in the clip, although we have to say, we cringe at the term “Hip Hopster.” It really doesn’t matter if that’s an accepted term or not, it’s just terrible. If you don’t understand why on your own, then we can’t help you.

At any rate, it’s a pretty good run-down of hipsters in general. She forgot a few forms of hipsters, such as the IDM hipster, but that’s okay. Like we said, it can get vague. Lehrman also picked some decent music throughout, so good job for that too.

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Secret Mommy, aka Andy Dixon, is a Canadian musician and graphic designer, who gained notoriety as a member of the North Vancouver punk rock band d.b.s. He founded the record label Ache Records, and later played in The Red Light Sting. Beginning in 2003, during the final months of The Red Light Sting, he began to cut up audio recordings he made himself and compose glitch/IDM music under the alias Secret Mommy, though he used The Epidemic for his first solo release.

So, we love hearing some punk influence in IDM. Punk is okay, but punk with glitch / IDM is even better. Check out the video below. Cool stuff.

Secret Mommy reminds us of Four Tet, only we got bored with Four Tet, and Secret Mommy has a sound that is better. Don’t really know why, but this recent discovery is good.

“To Burry a Tent:

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“Grand About The Mouth:”

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“Kool Aid River:”

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