Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Kylie Minogue - Fever (2002)

Flawless dance/disco record. Bangers and mash front to back (not a bad track on here). This thing has burned the disco in my head out over and over and over again. Maybe I will post a September record at some point too, hmmmm. Not much to say here other than get this immediately and fuck life-haters.

Who'd like a banger in the mouth.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Guest Mix Volume 10 - Danny Polak

Yeah, we've got Danny Polak, a man of impeccable taste, serving up a nice heavy, full course guest mix for you today. He is in culinary school, so he really knows how to put it in the pot, and let it steam, let it brew. But for real, Dan has obsessive tendencies with anything that he likes. I admire his weirdo connoisseur of knowledge of cologne, porno, heavy music, and food....makes perfect sense for this dude to be a musician and a chef. Anyway, the above photo is from LEFT HAND PATH's last show with the Cro-Mags. Dan also plays drums for LIKE RATS and we pretty much rock. This write-up is really funny and insightful, and these songs are really heavy, so please enjoy.

I have a love/hate relationship with music. There are times where I look into songs trying to find this hidden code woven into space and time that may unlock all the answers to mysteries surrounding this very world and our lives. For a moment, these random notes and rhythms make the bad good, the mundane exciting, and the dead lively. It is one of the only constants in life that is always there for you. You can talk through it but not to it. It makes you a better listener. I love music for these reasons.

Then there are times where I feel like it owes me something. When I cannot find the answers I sometimes feel betrayed. I hate music for these reasons.

And god forbid I listen to the continuous bowel movement that is popular music. Not to say that all 'pop' music is a stinky turd, but most of it is. I just cannot identify with a bunch of alpha (or beta) losers moaning over cheating on someone or whatever subject matter that is not really important that you can put over a digital drum beat that makes your peepee tingle when grinding and possibly vomiting on some random stranger in the club or where ever the hell these made up creatures in my head go. Even though the last statement sounds glorious, it also makes me hate music (granted that I just made an unfair generalization, but so what?). I am territorial about the things I like. I see it as more than just a beat with auto tuned singing over it and I want people to comprehend that.

I guess I have spent so much time engulfed in this musical fantasy land that I have almost severed all my ties with reality. I cannot really say that I care because we all need an escape sometimes. Mine so happens to sing to me, how about you?

Some years ago I had received my last mix tape. A real life mix too. You know, recorded on to a blank tape via compact disc and record player? It was so full of life, living and breathing. Although I did not like 100% of the songs, I can say that I still listen to it and will never forget that time in my life.

This is my creation for you. I hope you like it and can appreciate these songs for what they are. Some speak to me and some can put me into a trance that blocks out anything that had been riding on my mind for a short while. They make me happy and full. I love music for that.

Oh, and now that I am thinking about it, maybe I take back those rude comments earlier. When you think about it, having a tingly peepee is a damn good thing, right?


- Your Friendly Neighborhood Dan

1. Trouble 'R.I.P'
2. Acrimony 'Million Year Summer'
3. Candlemass 'Under the Oak' (Tales of Creation version)
4. Failure 'Stuck On You'
5. Kiss 'Goin Blind'
6. Leaf Hound 'Freelance Fiend'
7. Plastic Bertrand 'Ca Plane Pour Moi'
8. Anathema 'Are You There?'
9. Uriah Heep 'Traveller in Time'
10. Norman Greenbaum 'Spirit in the Sky'
11. Ride 'Chelsea Girl'
12. Only Living Witness 'Voice of Disrepair'
13. Captain Beyond 'Raging River of Fear'
14. Herman's Hermits 'End of the World'
15. Mindrot 'Despair'


Monday, March 15, 2010

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Wave (1967)

This is music that my mom likes. About once a month, she talks to me about being interested in new music, but she mostly sticks to her Putumayo CDs. However, I've managed to get her a few bossa nova albums that she plays regularly, and that is something that I feel good about. This is the least I can do for this strong woman who I love.

Click on that *Brazil tag to see how I feel about the bossa nova melody. My god, that shit is so beautiful! Most of these tracks are instrumental, with the melodies carried by wind instruments or piano. I wish the guitars were mixed a little bit louder so I could better hear the chord voicings. Lots of ii-Vs; that minor seven chord really just speaks to me and only me. You could never understand. No one has ever felt like this before. Perfect for getting lost in feelings that are being had for the first time ever in the history of the human race.

The "bum bum" in Lamento is fucking great. I feel it vibrate down the entire length of my okapi tongue.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nitzer Ebb - That Total Age (1987)

I've been in a phase recently, where, if the music I'm listening to doesn't flirt with questionable political ideologies or symbols (either as po-mo concept art or genuine interest in extremist politics), I'm not interested. Via my attempts fill the always-empty hole in my soul with music, I found this blog: I Am Surrounded By Incompetence (highly recommended reading). And, on this blog,I found this Nitzer Ebb record, which I have not been able to stop listening to. I urge everyone who maybe thought the KMFDM song on the Mortal Kombat soundtrack was cool to really get into this.

Nitzer Ebb uses minimalist structure to create a stark, bludgeoning songs that evoke images of feral humans warring in the streets of a failed industrial megalopolis. It's no surprise, then, that Detroit techno musicians such as Derrick May have acknowledged the influence of the ol' Nitzer.

Also, I really like dudes yelling in my ear about muscle and hate, because that is basically what my internal dialogue is saying to my all the time.


Huh good thing I've been looking into meditation recently.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Magnolia Slim - Dark Side (1995)

This Magnolia Slim aka Soulja Slim record starts with Method Man telling you he's gonna send your ass back to the dark side, which is awesome. This release fits loosely into the New Orleans bounce scene, which is beautifully documented over at Twankle & Glisten. However, as a big-brained ape like yourself might guess, this release tends a bit towards the darker side than any of the other stuff from New Orleans that I've heard. Actually, David Gilmour commissioned this recording after being inspired by "Dub Side of the Moon." Each of these songs is based upon a Pink Floyd lyric.

It has a bit of that eery, lo-fi feel that characterizes the stuff coming out a few miles north in Memphis. As is typical of these lo-fi recordings, vocals are muffled and the occasional double-tracking further pushes the voice into the "supplemental rhythmic instrument" category. Slim's delivery certainly has elements of the sing-song bounce style, as well as that peculiar, Thelonious-esque deviation from the beat. God I love that measured awkwardness. What matters though is that this has that stark, slightly melancholy feel that characterizes everything that I truly love. I want you to listen to this.

And hey, "The Dark Side" has the same sample as that Notorious BIG song. #RIPBIG And also #RIPSlim


Guest Mix Vol 9 Shelby Cobras (Illogical Contraption)

Yo, it's that time again, except this time it's time for Shelby from motherlicking Illogical Contraption. Actually, I'm really excited to listen to the Gun album that dudes posted yesterday. Should be tite. Also, don't forget that I contributed my own Guest Mix to IC a few weeks ago, and it ruled. Anyway, Shelby really came through on this one, by coming up with an awesome theme and awesome cover art and awesome tunes. Whatchu know bout Dead Horse?

What is it about heavy metal that appeals to the beast in man? Is it that metal channels our innate urge to fuck, fight, hunt, and kill, the animalistic instinct we all sunbconsciously suppress, unleashing it in spasms of cathartic chaos? Is it our long-dead craving to suckle blood from raw, still-living meat, our hunger to thunder across the open plain indulging every whim for death and bloodlust? Perhaps, but perhaps it is something far less complicated. Animals are awesome, and so is metal. Maybe it's just that simple.

Either way, I present you, the readers of Primitive Future, with this, my partial study on Animals In Metal. During its production, I found myself becoming nostalgic for the days of the 90 minute Maxell cassette compilation, an item as commonplace amongst my high school friends back in the day as a can of Hamm's or the standard issue pair of black Chucks. I always took pride in my ability to fit exactly 44-and-three-quarters minutes of music on each side of a mix tape back then, getting the maximum value out of each blank tape I purchased. So I did the same thing here. The compilation presented below clocks in at 89 minutes and 35 seconds, which I've overindulgently split up into Side A (44:49) and Side B (44:46).
Call me old fashioned, but it is my belief that a compilation tape should hold some sort of "flow" from song to song, carrying the same theme while still exploring the many flavors of music available to our spongy brain tissue. Because of this, I've renumbered the mp3 files on this mix accordingly, so that you can drop the whole unpacked .rar file into its own playlist and hear the songs in the same order the creator (me) intended. Not ALL of the music here is metal, but it doesn't need to be. We are diverse and many-hungered creatures.
Oh yeah: if you get a chance, stop by my blog Illogical Contraption some time. Newbies are always welcome. And an extra special thanks to Todd, proprietor and mastermind behind all things P-Future. This exercise in digital tape-trading was way more fun than it should have been.

Biological Specimens From The Museum of Living Metal

SIDE A (44:49)

1) Rainbow - Run With The Wolf
2) Red Fang - Prehistoric Dog
3) Lair of the Minotaur - Demon Serpent
4) Belphegor - Swarm of Rats
5) Sextrash - Night Pigs
6) The Who - Boris The Spider
7) Hideous - The Curse of the Killer Owl of Death From Hell
8) Cryptopsy - White Worms
9) Gut - My Goat Gets A Cold
10) The Frogs - I'm Sad The Goat Just Died Today
11) M.O.D. - Don't Feed The Bears
12) Pentagram - Livin' In A Ram's Head
13) Neurosis - United Sheep
14) Hail Mary - Beating A Dead Horse
15) Dystopia - Taste Your Own Medicine
16) Grief - Rhinoceros

SIDE B (44:46)

1) Accept - Fast As A Shark
2) Cretaceous - Fossilized
3) Men's Recovery Project - Problem?
4) Teen Cthulhu - Bloodhorse
5) Worst Case Scenario - Ignore The Pigs Outside
6) Thor - Catch A Tiger
7) Dead Horse - Piece of Veal
8) Anaal Nathrakh - The Technogoat
9) Saint Vitus - White Stallions
10) The Neighbors - Greedy Pigs
11) Septic Death - Crocodile Tears
12) King Crimson - Dinosaur
13) Deicide - Serpents of the Light
14) Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

(Courtesy of the PF/IC Music Exchange Program, Feb. 2010)