Weird Shit Saturday
[yeah, I know Barman is annoying as hell, but give it a shot, he's pretty amusing here. and it's produced by Prince Paul, of all people. real text goes here later]
On the other hand, what I've heard from the new Nine Inch Nails is pretty disappointing- while it's nowhere near as self-indulgently asstastic as The Fragile, it still kind of fails to recapture the fun of the first two albums (I'm not counting Broken here, too much poorly-mixed guitar and not enough keyboard action on that one). But! There's another album coming out fairly soon that is not only an acceptable dancey-industrial substitute, but actually really damn good on its own merits! Here's a full track:
Kill Memory Crash, "American Automatic"
The full tracklisting and some clips are available here. This is a significant improvement on the already impressive When the Blood Turns Black EP- I'm pretty excited.
And via Mr. Trick, whose archives I'm catching up on after, um, forgetting to check for over two months, a couple of TTC-produced TTC bootlegs (like their earlier Dizzee Rascal vs. "Dans Le Club" boot):
Do Or Die vs "Batard Sensible"
"In Da Club" vs "Dans Le Club"
Here's a track from the "mysterious" Box Codax (actually The Dude From Franz Ferdinand, No Not That One, I Think Maybe The One With The Hat? Okay, A Dude From Franz Ferdinand). Nothing shockingly new or innovative or whatever, but it's a nice goof on Morricone and "House of the Rising Sun" and hell, it's free. Take it! Go!
And here's a stream of Autechre's latest LP, Untilted. Haven't gone through all of it yet, but the first few tracks are nice. It's still dry and clicky and academic- the warm synth gooiness of Amber is gone, never to return, alas- but they seem to be rediscovering this "rhythm" and "having a fucking point" thing, without the half-assed compromise of Draft 7.30. Naturally this means that the IDM list, We Are The Music Makers, etc. are up in arms and have pre-emptively declared it crap. WE CARE NOT FOR FUN! WENCH! MORE CLICKING AND BURBLING! Anyway, I still wish they'd follow through on the promise of the Gantz_Graf b-sides, but I'll take what I can get.