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Heavy Rotation Vol. 15

September 20, 2009

Speaking of big numbers… Here’s number 15 in another, more regular series. Every Sunday (except for that one Sunday a couple of months back) the best music available becomes even more available (like your sister at a wedding reception) at Fancy Plans. Previous hot mp-on-3 action can be found in the self-explanatorily named Heavy Rotation Archives.

Nevermind the parentheses. Here comes the music:

Slowdive

Slowdive – When the Sun Hits
Padding softly onto the music scene in the early ’90’s, Slowdive dropped into the shoegazing scene with the amazing dreampop album Souvlaki. I can wholeheartedly recommend about 80% of the album, and this blissful blast of lushness is one of the highlights.

 

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Crocodiles – I Wanna Kill
Out of San Diego by way of the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Crocodiles pile a lot of influences into one shit-hot track. Echoes of the best late-80’s alterna-rock echo within the 4-1/2 minute running time (think Echo & the Bunnymen, Love & Rockets, Ride). Awesome stuff.

 

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Evil Nine – Crooked
Back when breakbeats were the “next big thing,” the Evil Nine were due to be one of the “next biggest.” Spicing up their breakbeats with live drumming and, in this case, live rapping, the Evil Nine dropped this single as their letter of intent (addressed to Fucking Shit Up University). It bangs along nicely and the wordplay of Aesop Rock adds rather than subtracts, which is a really refreshing change from most electronic artist guest shots. The video is a lot of fun, too.

 

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My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult – A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
The world’s first Satanic dance group, the TKK were always a band in search of a movie. Originally formed to make a movie, they got all caught up in the soundtrack and ended up in the studio all high on life and banged out this dance-floor monster.

Featuring a bassline as big as the outdoors and three times as funky, the Kult dispenses with verse-chorus-verse bullshit, preferring some tasty samples about drug use and a little restrained howling from frontmouth Groovie Mann. (Yeah. I know.) Fun for all ages above 18 (17 Canadian).

 

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My Bloody Valentine – Soon
Another beautiful shoegaze track to properly bookend this week’s Heavy Rotation. Perhaps the most straightforward track on the godlike Loveless, Soon features an unlikely dance beat, buried vocals and multiple layers of so-called “glide guitar” from noted insane man, Kevin Shields.

The last beats and chords from an album that killed a label. But what an epitaph. Highly recommended.

All files in one kickass little folder (link opens in new window):
Heavy Rotation 15

[All music posted on Fancy Plans… is kick ass and too awesome to be contained. All music is also posted temporarily and, due to its high level of ass-kicking, should not be distributed without a prescription and care should be taken while operating heavy equipment or dancing around the living room (clothing optional, but do remember that the blinds are open/kids are still awake).
Should you wish to have your brilliant artistic statement forced back into confinement, please email me at 2timegrime@gmail.com. Feel free to leave a comment, as that will probably be noticed sooner.
By all means, if you like what you hear (and you will), please support the totally rocking artist(s) by purchasing some music or heading out to see them live.]

-CLT

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9 comments

  1. Hwo do you find this stuff? How do you have the time to find this stuff? Love it all…TKK, Evil 9…stellar, CLT!


  2. is your house full of music all the time? Or do you keep it all to yourself with headphones on?


    • Not all the time. My wife needs to sleep. I keep it mainly in my headphones, although I will occasionally run some thru the computer or use my PS3 and flatscreen as the world’s most expensive boombox.

      So. Yes, sort of. To the first question. And the second.

      Great to see you, Claire.


  3. Currently playing on WCLT-AM:

    Zongamin – Bongo Song

    Japanese DJ and producer. Allergen note: this song was prepared using eggs, wheat and bongos.


  4. Like ‘Cornershop’ likes to say, “Good shit”, (as always. I listen to the Thrill Kill Kult like three of four times. Is that a remix of a previous release?


    • Thanks, RR. As for it being a remix: possibly? It sounds pretty close to what I thought was the original, off of “Confessions of a Knife.” Which only confuses the matter, because the “original” is referred to (by Amazon) as the “Acid and Flowers Mix.”

      Hope that helps.


  5. Admittedly, I don’t know shit about music, but those clips were great! You’ve motivated me to start downloading again and update my very, very old selection. That was the first time I’ve even heard of most of those guys. If you say it’s good, its gotta be kick ass. Thanks!


    • Be sure to dig thru the archives, Scott. More great shit, all of it downloadable.

      Thanks for listening.



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