Another musak post

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Heh, now one other LiveJournal user lists Clint Bajakian as an interest. I really need to get a hold of the full soundtrack to the game Outlaws which he worked on. Classic spaghetti western stylee music that makes ya wanna bounce (least it does me anyway).

Speaking of Clints; if you haven’t done it already, check out former PWEI vocalist/guitarist Clint Mansell‘s solo stuff, especially the Requiem For A Dream soundtrack. And if you can be bothered getting that, I’d advise you also check the Requiem For A Dream – Remixed album which features reworkings of the original score. Top stuff.

Another thing you should check out if you have seen it before; DJ Danger Mouse‘s The Gray Album, a bootleg mix of the Beatles’ White Album and Jay-Z’s Black Album. Downhill Battle‘s Banned Music site has downloads and details on the story behind the music, and describes the album as “quite possibly the most popular piece of ‘banned music’ ever”. That Wikipedia entry has just reminded me that I need to check out the Gorillaz second LP, Demon Days. And, uh, check out their first one as well. :p

and in other news…

“Tupac and Biggie, move over. A new hip-hop feud is brewing that glamorizes not guns and ‘hos but Java and secure encryption algorithms. While gangsta rap is seen as celebrating the violence and aggression that claimed two of its brightest stars, “geeksta” rap is a hip-hop genre celebrating coding skills and school grades. Also dubbed “nerdcore,” this branch of hip-hop is for geeks, by geeks. Geeksta rappers adopt the same combative verbal-assault stylings of their forerunners, but bust rhymes about elite script compiling and dope machine code.” – link

“Grime. Sublow. Dubstep. It’s Music. Different people call it different things, depending on when they discovered it. In the 80’s, maybe it was House, Techno and Electro. In the 90’s it was UK-G, Drum and Bass, Breaks or whatever. Now there are so many terms for it that the journalists can?t pidgeon-hole it any more. This is a good thing – it’s music. Moody music. Multifunctional, multifaceted music created by Humans with Brains, Hearts, Machines & Electricity. Music that’s great for dancing to in clubs, or submerging yourself within your headphones, your car, your home, wherever. It’s instrumental dance music, but it’s the perfect forum for the best MC’s and vocalists. We at Rephlex call it Grime to publicise to the people at large, outside of the specialist world of it’s producers. The purists might debate the name, but while they do that, crews around the globe are uniting in this strong & fresh dance movement. In this age of Information Technology, people are able to easily find real quality that they actually want, without being spoon-fed compromised product. Now, it is a time of change and the soundtrack is Grime” – link

P.S. I’m going to be making an mp3 with the answers for the lyrics quiz, as soon as I can be arsed.

P.P.S. I updated alt.dundee a week or so ago if anyone’s interested.

P.P.P.S. What the fuck is breakcore? (and is there any night in Scotland that will play it?)

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