Many use the drum machine because it sounds like the future, the utopian promise of technology. Le Tigre used it because it sounded cheap. In this episode, Johanna Fateman talks about the liberating quality that came from the not-so-future-perfect presets of the Alesis HR-16B and shows the hand-drawn notes that provided the basis for a dance punk classic.


Le Tigre – Deceptacon

Drew Pierce

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