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satellite cult 13.13
new hexd, lesbian usenet, geocities collage
welcome to this week’s satellite cult dispatch. i’m so glad you’re here. i hope the artifacts i present you with will insert you into a 3D snowboarding world where the powder is the temperature of cyberspace and your damage meter goes up each time you wipe out. it’d okay. even if they need to airlift you off the mountain and into the vector horizon, you at least have a soundtrack to fly to, assuming you’re conscious enough to hear it.
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exclamation!!! this EP by urfavedepressedwaifu is three tracks of icy smooth ambient breakbeat, lightly hexd with shoegazey elements.
it feels like washing your face with cold water after a good cry, or plummeting through the clouds on your way back down to earth. the air after it rains. something cleaning and cooling.
underground electronic music was never a stranger to the internet, but in 2020, scenes that relied on IRL spaces like raves and clubs found themselves migrating increasingly online, resulting in the development of emerging genres: hexd, trancecore, sextrance, and even some styles of post-vaporwave came of age in the last three years.
Anthony1’s ??? blew up in 2021 in the online underground scene (its first track, Z3 PLUS, has over 20k streams on SoundCloud), and now he’s released Bobbacore Revisited, which includes his Bobbacore is Real mix as well as two additional tracks.
the aggressive, bitcrushed, noisy trancecore goes much harder than his previous releases. it’s perfect for a late night stay at home rave with your besties between rounds of Soul Caliber on the Dreamcast.
｡✷ 🎀 𝑀𝓇𝓈. 𝒯𝓇𝑒𝓃𝒸𝒽𝑒𝓈 🎀 ✷｡,the choppy, trap-inspired hexd release by DJmegan23, is a collection of perfectly mismatched noise capturing an incredibly specific aesthetic that existed for maybe only the first few months of my freshman year of high school.
it’s more ambient as far as hexd goes, and plenty on the album is plundered from unexpected places. the third track on the album, 2008, even pulls from Tegan and Sara’s The Con.
this album by DiE Hardsuave builds and builds on itself with each track, its synth-heavy hexd drum and bass concluding with a mall fountain moment of bitcrushed vapor.
Huh? what!!!!, a single by bento0355, was released for a compilation, but the producer has plans to include it on a future album.
Usenet archives are available online, the two main sources being the Internet Archive or the Usenet Archives. while i prefer the Internet Archive from an ideological perspective, its Usenet collections are more difficult to search and navigate. the Usenet Archives allow you to search by subject or even by author name, and there’s a well organized system for browsing newsgroups. i found this thread in alt.homosexual.lesbian, posted in 1996, providing a look into the lesbian bar scene in New York in the 90s, revealing how much more robust it was then than it is now.
so much community history is stored online, and it’s becoming more important than ever to preserve it.
if you don’t know, Cameron’s World is a web collage of text and images from archived Geocities pages.
it’s a poignant love letter to the Geocities era.
thank you for joining me. until next time.