Friday, October 08, 2004


The new Mark One LP on Planet Mu is fucking excellent, by the way.

A nice mixture of dense, brooding, Grimey/Sub-Lo skunkstrimentals and upliftingly-grubby little shoutalongs spread across three thick slabs of vinyl. Detuned square-wave synth-sounds give an early Warp Records/Bleep vibe to a couple of tracks, while others seem to revel in oppressive, paranoid beats and orchestral-stabs worthy of mid-period Cabaret Voltaire: you can almost hear the CCTV surveillence-cameras whirring as they track your progress through grainy archive-footage of burning, boarded-up city-centres.

But forget the comparisons: the music never feels anything other than fresh, contemporary and vital: there's some 'ting for everyone.

"Anger Management" sounds like a militant Old School Arcade Game possessed by dead RnB backing-vocalists. "Came from the Deep" is straight outa Innsmouth: sludgey, submarine beats and bleeps: the inhuman fish-bastard-hybrid of Dagon and Jaws.

"The Industry" is Bolshevik Grime: a constructivist nightmare come to life, lurching around the ruins of Chernobyl on angular, stilt-like limbs, square wheels and synthetic-hydraulics.

"Ready for it" goes something like: "Hit 'em wit the sickness/Don' get me started, byoi/Jump on the chat like Bleuuuughh/Wanna get witness/tell me, are you ready for the bleeeurrrrgh/Lyrically nauseous/From the Hood to the Marshes/everyone's like: euuuurgghhh/Can't sleep no more/I see demons/It's like the whole world's plottin' and schemin'..."

Great stuff.


At 10:34 pm, Blogger GTTRBRKZ said...

Well, that's MY dick well and truly hard now. Downloading from Bleep right now....

At 11:23 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Hope you enjoy it, Nick!

At 11:27 pm, Blogger GTTRBRKZ said...

Download complete, files extracted and transferred to iPod. Listening on iTunes whilst typing. THIS is progress...


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