Archive for January, 2006|Monthly archive page
WhoMadeWho “Kick Out the Chairs” (ft. James Murphy & Nancy Wang) [originally played by Munk]
For childish reasons (which I’m sticking to, unless I see him in person), James Murphy is a dickhead in my book. And it brings me a chuckle when someone (WhoMadeWho, in this case) out-does anything dude’s involved in. Rump-shaking like the Jackson Five with Murphy and Wang (of LCD Soundsystem as well) toasting on top. With bright, pristine horns this would be an instant classic. Feel free to replay it again.
If I had to guess, I’d say the guy either loves rolling on e and going off or used to love rolling on e and going off. Intense either way.
Two tracks off of Stroboscopica Vol 2-70’s Psychofunk Jazzy Beats for Erotic Thrilling Fiction, a Italian take on sweaty, slinky jazz-funk. Comp. features Ennio Morricone, too.
This record started off as a very promising original disco-punk record, then sputtered out into looser and much less interesting (or well-informed) jazz-noise experimentation. This last track on the record redeems things a bit, sounding like a Factory Records band trying really hard to be Motown disco outfit. Doesn’t sweat as hard, though.
The spooky rides at Disney are meant to give you a thrill. Death Ambient by Kato Hideki, Ikue Mori, & Fred Frith is like the soundtrack to said rides if their goal was to scare riders straight. Goes well as a skewer in a Peter Brotzmann martini.
Decimating a path for Boris and Sleep, The Melvins redefined heavy in a way we’ve come to expect of our bands today. Here are two of the most earth-shattering from Houdini and another two from earlier album, Gluey Porch Treatments.