Kommen wir nun zu etwas … anderem! Einem Manifest gegen die Musikindustrie. Die französischen Ambient Post Rocker Bruit ≤ haben das Bedürfnis, ihre Gedanken zum Thema „Music is for you and me, not the fucking industry“ zu teilen. Hört gut hin! Sucht selbstständig nach Musik! Lasst sie euch nicht vorschreiben!
Lyrics zu ,Parasite (The Boycott Manifesto)‘
Long before streaming, the industry was already transforming art into a product of mass consumption and crushing artists to create a monopoly.
The term „music industry“ implies that art is created in huge quantities like cars built on an assembly line, leading music companies to raise artists like chickens on a factory farm.
You may ask yourself: Why can I only find this track? Where is the full album? Can we really have unlimited access to all the music in the world for a few dollars a month? Why are the artists underpaid by the platforms? How can Daniel Ek, the CEO of Spotify, use the money generated by the artists to invest in weapons? Is art meant to cause death?
Don’t dream of being a cool billionaire. They want to be role models for our kids. This generation of ultra-rich people who dream of colonizing planets, shitting in connected toilets and never paying taxes is the cancer of humanity. They can’t survive without us and we’d live better without them. It’s the very definition of a parasite. Zuck, Bezos, Musk and all this neo-slaveholders with their money can’t buy the respect of the people.
Today there are still gigs and physical formats, there is Bandcamp and there are artists who still fight by making art for people and not only to please the algorithm. Look for the short circuit, look for the craft, look for alternatives, look for us elsewhere. We believe that sound is the most primitive link between humans. A language that sometimes escapes meaning but finds its way freely. Bruit means noise and at the end everything is noise or at worst, chatter. We love you.