Unearthed Review continues its inexorable progress through the Canberra musicians on the TripleJ Unearthed website.
By popular request the Eagle’s Nest denizens are shooting me in the head with nerf guns demanding I turn off Kareelah Vista.
He has this to say about himself:
Kareelah Vista is the electronic music production work of Sebastian Ryan. After dj’ing for a couple of years, playing music for countless and while continuing studies in Digital Arts, Kareelah Vista stands as the product of all the influences Sebastian has had; from DJ’s, live performance and new media arts. With all of these influences, Kareelah Vista aims to produce performance and installation pieces that combine electronic music with digital video art.
Opinion is hugely divided up here about what we think of Kareelah Vista’s tracks. Some think it is awful, others that it’s the worst thing they’ve ever heard.
There’s a heavy use of sounds which have a similar effect to nails drawn over a blackboard.
Another problem is a lack of dynamism within the tracks, 10 seconds listen generally suffices to know what the next three minutes will bring.
I’d have liked to have listened longer to get a better idea for possible hidden depth. But my colleagues had moved beyond threatening violence, if I continued to play it, to actually perpetrating violence to make it stop.
(We note he’s got some fans of his live performance which we pass no judgment of)