Roughly Enforcing Nostalgia's a hybrid of sorts which links the DIY
sample-yourself aesthetic of the Flaming Lips with the recontextualizing,
sample-the-planet approach that the Tape-beatles salute. REN blends
self-sampling and straightforward production to create a cohesive sound
in which one can easily imagine a guitarist playing rock licks side-by-side
another musician running a laptop, sampler and video deck, while another
man works the boards, nestling these disparate sounds into full texture.
REN is like the musical equivalent of Celebrity Deathmatch, wrestling
Vaudeville into the same ring as Sports Rock, Progressive into the arena
of Folk Blues, New Wave onto the same court as Industrial, Techno laying
down next to Classical.The Brothers Brooks (Dan Jeremy & Jeffrey) surround
themselves with instruments they canít really play (and CDs they love
to play), producing music they wouldnít recognize on staff paper.
Roughly Enforcing Nostalgia's
music is about trying to capture the itching feeling that sometimes
you canít even find, let alone reach to scratch. Itís about that feeling
you get on a July twilight with the hammer down, the headlights on,
and your hand out the window, when thereís no place youíd rather be.
Itís something like that movie you love past logic, the new favorite
book youíve just read, the song youíre waiting for on the radio.