Last year Smashing Pumpkin fans finally had reason to hope that they might get what they were waited seven long years for– a new album. However, with the release of Zeitgeist, the Pumpkins new effort, old fans will experience nothing but letdown. If this is the best that Billy Corgan can come up with after a seven-year hiatus, then it is rather pathetic. At the core of the album’s problems is the wall of guitar noise which masks Billy’s voice. If this was done intentionally, I do not know why.
Well, there goes 84 minutes of my life that I can never get back, I thought. At least it was only 84 minutes. Medical “thriller” “Awake” was a stark disappointment. The idea behind it was intriguing, that of a man (Christensen) experiencing what is known as Anesthesia Awareness during a heart transplant operation.
There is a trend in the electronic music clubs, much as there is to the “goth” look for non-goth music. The trend in the clubs is in the type of DJing, however. It seems they have to turn what they do into an artform and
become an artist themselves. “What do they do?” you ask. They do what is called “beat matching”. They set
their mixers to have every song play at the same beat. This means either speeding songs up or slowing them down so every song matches the same beat.