Kultti-Keskiviikko/Cult Wednesday: “With Extreme Prejudice.”

Kultti-Keskiviikko/Cult Wednesday is a format NOTE. originally designed as a tool for staff training – along with technical work, we aim address the cultural element of the work as well. This enables us to simply be more professional in our field of work throughout the process.

We are experimenting with the format and will post some topics in this blog. Kultti-Keskiviikko (KuKe) / Cult Wednesday contains one solid topic each time – it can be anything.

Arts have played a big part in every social change, music in particular. Since there is a fair amount of attention given to the music we play at NOTE. – not only what it sounds like, but what it feels like. NOTE. salon has playlists currated by certain mood, tone, texture etc. to make the salon space to have just that – a feeling of a space. You can have a glimpse of these feels through our Spotify account and have look at the NOTE.shuffle lists. Shuffle’s consist of ten tracks compiled from the wider picture.

“The politics in music” can be taken in a way that takes us back to the rather visual late 60’s Haight-Ashbury world where the ideologies and hopes of the generation were portrayed through the singer-songwriters of the era. That eventually rocked and rolled itself into Woodstock and the association with an absolute peace movement is immortalised.

The general politics in music have existed in popular culture through it’s run, yes – but the personal, or internal politics are less seen in popular music. It is very easy to comment on the status quo, but very different to bring convention into limelight. If you read your way here, you might ask yourself is there a band we are gonna refer to? Yes – Sutcliffe Jugend. In NOTE.education we feel that Kevin Tomkins is to art what Miles Davis was to music.

Sutcliffe Jugend just recently announced to end their journey of over 35 years. Who are and what is Sutcliffe Jugend? Led by Kevin Tomkins, SJ existed in the category of their own that could land them somewhere between the experimental and extreme music. Staying totally away from the field of politics, SJ’s music is an absolute wall of first person narrative that is hard to swallow. Dealing with fundamental human issues SJ has managed to strike into the heart of things by not only challenging music, but also the concept of listening to music. Overdriven with Jungian archetypes in a soundscape that is a symbolic waste land, Sutcliffe Jugend enables you to experience the songs. It is everything and it is nothing at the same time.

Straying from conventional thought and commentary while gazing inwards, the content and context of Sutcliffe Jugend easily hold their timeless profile.

These posts are not to included in the general playlists, since they deal with topics outside of music also, but this Cult Wednesday playlist will serve the purpose of its own. The first entry into the multifaceted world of Cult Wednesday is Sutcliffe Jugend’s live clip from Paris performing Violence (upon the senses) late last year at Au-delá du Silence event – yes, we are in the front.

Until next time, take care of yourselves.