clap clap blog: we have moved
Monday, August 18, 2003
For those of you wondering, as I was, exactly how Japanther "includes elements of hip-hop," as Pitchfork claims, it's because, um, they have samples at the beginning of every song.
Which is bullshit. That's an "element of hip-hop" if it's 1987. Right now it's "found sound," and it's about as hip-hop as Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Japanther themselves are pretty neat, tho.