Listen of the Week: Blanck Mass

World Eater, by Blanck Mass

Blanck Mass, we learn, is intended to represent “a previous year teeming with anger, violence, confusion and frustration”, and as the nine minutes of Rhesus Negative unfold hyperkinetically, a treated voice somewhere very deep in the mix conveying some nameless dread, it does feel as if one is being smacked repeatedly around the head with an analogue synth, albeit in a good way.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/mar/02/blanck-mass-world-eater-review-brutal-noise-with-frequent-sweet-spots

Listen of the Week: Blanck Mass

February 28th, 2017

I’m an American time bomb!
I’m an American mother fucker!
I’m American napalm!
Set to burn and burn and burn!

I’m a red white and blue sunnuva bitch!
Got twelve gauges gonna make me rich!

I’m an American shit storm!
I’m an American tornado!
I’m an American, be warned!
Gonna get you outta my goddamn way!

I’m a misunderstood, political mess!
Smith & Wesson tattooed on my chest!

I’m an American big deal!
I’m an American super star!
I’m an American cheap thrill!
Singin’ old rock songs at the top of my lungs!

I’m a souped-up, hot-rod, bastard son!
With one foot on the gas and a hand on my gun!

I’m an American icon!
I’m an American trigger warning!
I’m an America bygone!
Now my only recourse is to scream!

Yeah, my only recourse is to scream!
Our only recourse is to scream!

Don’t you wanna, wanna wanna scream?!
Don’t you wanna, wanna wanna scream?!
Don’t you wanna, wanna wanna scream?!
Don’t you wanna, wanna wanna scream?!

February 28th, 2017

February 24th, 2017

Buddy you’re a journalist better quit
Askin’ questions gonna be an anchorman some day
You got ink on yo’ face
Try to disgrace
Spreadin’ fake news all over the place
Whinin’

We will we will block you!
We will we will block you!

Buddy you’re a old hack attack
Tryin’ hard to get me out of office some day
You’re all human waste
Paid to disgrace
Liberal press all up in my face

We will we will block you!
(Sing it!)
We will we will block you!

Buddy I’m an old man lame man
Bombin’ on my mind gonna make you some peace some day
Bright orange on my face
Who you callin’ disgrace?
Better write a different story with hustle and haste or

We will we will block you!
(Sing it!)
We will we will block you!

(Everybody!)

We will we will block you!
We will we will block you!

(Alright, just me…)

February 24th, 2017

Listen of the Week: Aristophanes

Humans Become Machines, by Aristophanes

[B]ass-heavy and dynamic; the language gap begins to register on the less rhythmically intense numbers. But Aristophanes’s vocal shifts in pace and tone, her performance of each song, give her music a different kind of intelligibility.

https://www.ft.com/content/60e99ef0-f8a9-11e6-9516-2d969e0d3b65

Got no clue what she’s rappin’ on about, but this album is spot the fuck on. Also highly recommend you listen to the new Dirty Projectors album. It’s a beauty.

Listen of the Week: Aristophanes

February 17th, 2017

We gotta start another war!
They gotta look the other way!
We gotta bomb and burn and kill
For the economy!

War war war!
We gonna make it
Big big big!
Ow!
War war war!
We gonna make it
Big big big!

We gotta fix another score!
They gonna wonder how we won!
We gotta swap the ones and nils
To get some damage done!

Oooowwwwww!

War war war!
We gonna make it
Big big big!
War war war!
We gonna make it
In Iran!
War war war!
We gonna make it
In Afghanistan!
War war war!
We gonna make it
Big big big!
War war war!
We gonna make it!
War war war!
We gonna make it!
War war war!
War war war!
War war war!
War war war!

February 17th, 2017

Listen of the Week: Maggie Rogers

Now That the Light is Fading, by Maggie Rogers

Rogers is still very young at 22, after all, and she takes several game attempts at subtlety throughout the EP—the pan flute, the guitar line rippling through “On + Off” like wind chimes, the featherlight harmonies. She has a platform. She’s got ideas. But like all discovery stories, the real reward lies in what comes next.

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22901-now-that-the-light-is-fading/

Listen of the Week: Maggie Rogers