Chocolate Grinder Mix 94
“Fuck You in Five”
Hardly is how much I remember outside that moment. It felt exposed in a burst of one button. Maybe another. As the reality of it all came rushing into a moment none other than before, surges of anything else didn’t matter. Molecule after atom, or the other way around, besieged emotion from emptiness, and the slip of the lip made the tip flick a bit. There was a whisper, maybe. Something outside of what was trajectory. Silence overcame the switch. And that was all a lie. Actually, I don’t know what that was; I had nothing else to write about. And I didn’t want to write, “Yeah, I made this mix in five hours” or “All of these musicians will be on my top 50 of 2013; half will make top 10 of 2013.” The entire mix is a whisper, pretty much. It’s nice.
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[00:00] Giant Claw - “Dark Web001”
[02:00] 18+ - “Crow”
[04:54] Free Weed - “Get it 2Nite”
[05:42] Sapphire Slows - “Dry Fruits”
[08:58] Nicolas - “Confusion”
[11:56] D/P/I - “TRUST”
[13:32] Beat Detectives - “Picture of a Picture”
[14:25] Arca - “Obelisk”
[17:08] PLVS VLTRA - “White Elephant”
[19:19] coolmemoryz - “s ス p プ i ラ r イ i ト t”
Fuck you, Iceland, with your humanoid pylons. I mean, not only was the idea conceived *slap bang* in the middle of an economic meltdown, but it’s just so aesthetically awful (I’ll let you judge the bigger sin).
To be clear, pylons are the contorted spires of our outstretched electronic churches [and then there was LIGHT]. They are far more than any mere human form could hope to encompass. When we aim at function, formal brevity, and material rigidity, we so often find beauty. Case in point: Corner Control’s live electronic structuralism is seen here in the form of “Ampelfrau.”
“Ampelfrau” is the lead tune from Corner Control’s new EP Peep Show, which will be released October 26 on Audacious Art Experiment with an accompanying selection of short films of the peak district. Yes, please, cover that shit in pylons.
“Let Me Go” (feat. Chad Kroeger)
Just in time for Halloween, here’s the spooky new clip for “Let Me Go,” Avril Lavigne’s duet with ramen-haired hubby Chad Kroeger. It’s not spooky in the sense that there are sk8r skeletons or vampires or anything, no. The real terror comes with the knowledge that the Nickelback frontman may have the ability to transform into elderly groundskeepers at will. Channeling the magical realism of Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, the gothic doubling of the Brontë sisters, and emerging at the 2:01 mark, the EXCITING NEW SONY™ XPERIA TABLET!!! Director Chris Sims turns Avril’s angsty ballad into a poignant contemplation on life, love, and magic. And of course, the Sony™ Xperia Tablet.
Look, if you’re still on the fence, just tune in around the 1:50 mark and tell me that Kroeger’s nu-metalmetamorphosis isn’t the most terrifying thing you’ve seen in your life.
Dear readers, I believe I owe you all an apology. I’m so ridiculously late to the party when it comes to Motor City rapper/producer Denmark Vessey, as in “every one of those links will direct you to an earlier video or EP of his”-late. That’s so shamefully late, maybe I should be the one wearing the paper bag over his head. Luckily, in a way, I am wearing a paper bag — the paper bag of internet anonymity!
Yes, my posts come with a laugh track now.
Anyway, I guess I’m really not TOO late, since Denmark’s debut solo album Cult Classic doesn’t drop until November 12. Pre-order that direct from Dirty Science Records, and while awaiting its arrival, check out the above new video, which is not actually taken from the album, but from a free project called Don’t Drink the Kool Aid, which Denmark released on October 11.
Ima keepz dis herrr post shawty buh swee-tea: Mattron’s SPILLS es bein’ REreleased (RE: his d’FUnK’d Bandcamp banger) on the baby-king label Bootleg Tapes, including “some extra tracks.” And they pimpin’ dat new j-card art swag in edition of 50, FOO!!
Buttt yuhh-ya. I kept it “shawty” ‘cause yung Mattron tape out probz right now!! CHECK AND BUY AND SEE IT (below):
It’s like sitting on your front steps smoking a cigarette and watching the light from the corner bedroom in the third floor apartment across the street go on and off again. What are they doing up there in the dark? Probably the same thing you are, but that sudden connection of soft light makes you wonder. It’s so sudden, covering the apartment in a faint golden hue — what parts of it you can see from your steps, anyway. It’s the stretches of brick between the window panes that you are listening for intently. And when they’re left open, the sound drips from the sill like melting icicles. I still can’t figure out where the subtle drum taps are coming from.