(Mille Plateaux MP93 EFA 08093-2)
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2000 15:13:52 +0000
Organization: Bzangy Groink
Now, this might not be the newest Kid606 CD (though it’s new to me) cos I can’t find a date on the bugger anywhere, apart from a 99-00. Still, compared with some electronic releases, I’m just glad it’s got a title and artist printed on it.
In feel, it’s much more, er, “techno” than BoC, more groinky and zingy. There’s loads of fluttering hi-hats, dolphin clicking and white noise bursts. It’s also generally more up-tempo through the nine tracks. Melodically, it’s quite sparse, with none of the plaintive hootings of BoC or, say, Cylob. It’s quite dancey, even though it’s bass-light. Though it’s mostly bleeping there is some sample mangling going on, most notably on ‘Twirl’ and ‘Strum.’ But mostly, it is crunchy, vastly aliased rhythm sections with chordal spelunking.
My fave track is ‘Whereweleftoff’ cos it’s the funkiest, sounding a little bit like fast Funkstorung. Most unlistenable track is the last one, ‘Fuck Up Everything You Can Before You Plan On Slowing Down’ which is six minutes of Boyd Rice-like noiseathon without the bells. Hmmm.
Buy this album if you’d like to dance like Tik & Tok round your sitting room. Don’t buy it if you’re looking for singalong pop classics.