Echelon wrote:luminousdusk wrote:It has been stated by mdg that the boys don't bother with the Internet, Just people representing them from warp.
For instance the MySpace page they had wasn't them, it was taken over by warp instead of being shut down.
I doubt even their twitters are ran by the boys, warp probably has it in the contract that they (warp) will handle all social media themselves.
Honestly.. I feel like even though the boys signed up for it.. Warp have really bastardized thir image, from being reclusive.. Internet avoiding guys initially, to being commercialised to fuck.
Remember back in the day seeing that 'the Internet is evil - wake up' gif and think whoa.. Yeah these guys are really wise and insightful.. You had to physically write to them, you had to actually go to the record shops to find geogaddi and represses.. Next thing you know music70 and boardsofcanada sites are all redirected to warp or bleep to buy merch, totally destroying their vibe they created
Do you think that Warp commercialized them by making them do internet troll stuff?
I'm really confused by all of it honestly. On one hand, you know that they (or Warp) are aware that people will follow them down rabbit holes like these, but one the other hand, what's the endgame?
I too want to know where this is heading. Hopefully to actual music
No mate I don't think any of the trolling had anything to do with the brothers themselves at all, I think it's all been done by their warp social media peeps.
For me I became disappointed at the time that their old homegrown/minimalist website disappeared and instead the url was redirected to bleep or warp (can't remember which I don't visit those sites) and then all the merch started appearing and just seemed like the whole thing instead of being about mystery and discovery just turned into a cash grab. After so many years reading interviews about them being reclusive and having as little to do with the Internet as possible to having more social media accounts than the average person seems rediculous imo.
Honestly I think the brothers at their age.. Must be at least in their early 50s or late 40s and very mature and university educated with families etc wouldnt be spending time making weird YouTube channels linking to Justin beiber videos.. At least I hope not.. I think they would rather us fans be listening to music, appreciating nature and being outdoors etc instead of spending all our time seeking clues to things in YouTube videos..which at the end of the day went nowhere as we can see.
No, I think someone at warp, maybe a few people who run their social media started having a it too much fun watching us fans go into a frenzied delerium at even so much as a single comment on a YouTube video, I think they went unchecked for too long and it was found out about and someone higher at warp put an end to it.. Cause let's face it it was all a bit pointless and as I said it went literally nowhere in the end.. Anyway that's just my opinion, everyone is entitled to their own and I respect everyone else's opinions, and I'm happy to be proven wrong. It's just fun and games and music at the end of the day!