De Stijl

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De Stijl
studio album by The White Stripes


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When ideas become too complicated, and the pursuit of perfection is misconstrued as a need for excess. When there is so much involved that individual components cannot be discerned. When it is hard to break the rules of excess, then new rules need to be established. It descends back to the beginning where the construction of things visual or aural is too uncomplicated to not be beautiful. But this is done in the knowledge that we can only become simple to a point and then there is nowhere else to go. There are definite natural things which cannot be broken down into lesser components. Even if the goal of achieving beauty from simplicity is aesthetically less exciting it may force the mind to acknowledge the simple components that make the complicated beautiful.

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Band Quotes


  • On February 5, 2008, Canadian media reported that former Radio-Canada host Dominique Payette filed a lawsuit against the White Stripes for using a 10-second clip of her interview with a little girl (about something the child had experienced "for the first time") at the beginning of "Jumble, Jumble". She demanded $70,000 in damages and the removal of the album from store shelves. She probably lost.

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