:: Friday, July 15, 2005
COLD COMFORT - YOUR HIBERNATION SOUNDTRACK
yeah.. lets discount the fact that a lot of you fellow Adelaidians are a bunch of wimps everytime winter hits full force "boo hoo.. there hasn't been a day over 10 degrees for the last week".. big freakin' woop.. there's people in Tasmania who'd kill to be as "cold" as you are.. yeah.. yooooou make me sick..
but hey.. I gotta admit.. you're likely my largest audience here.. so, I might as well start targeting your needs.. and with this in mind.. I shall be offering you helpful tools to survive your yearly hibernation..
here is my recommended "winter hibernation" soundtrack.. just the kind've albums you'd want to keep your ears all toasty warm.. as you huddle foetal position under a 1000 blankets in front of a radiator.. or wot'ever the fuck crazy climate control cocoon you've dug for y'self.. coz hey.. they work for me.. and I'm OUT THERE drinking beer, with a freaking CHISEL!!
NINE INCH NAILS - WITH TEETH / THE FRAGILE
there's nothing like a demented loon screaming at you over textured distortion to make ya feel toasty warm.. toasty warm like the deep burning pit of his ENDLESS MISERY.. HA! yup.. these little puppies will help start your car on those cold mornings too! - and in case yer wondering THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL is more ya summer nine inch nails album..
TRICKY - MAXIMQUAYE / PORTISHEAD - DUMMY / SNEAKER PIMPS BECOMING X / MASSIVE ATTACK - MEZZANINE / UNKLE - NEVER NEVER LAND
there's nothing like deep brooding / oppressively layered classic 90's triphop to really add dimensions to your winter wonderland.. especially effective when it's cold, damp.. and damn near destroying ya roof outside with pouring rain and hail.. these albums will keep ya nice n toasty..
DJ SHADOW - ENDTRODUCING / UNKLE - PSIENCE FICTION
a mashup blend of turntabilism and weird sonic textures.. when you're stuck indoors whilst shit drops from the skies overhead.. and you're probably suffering from some kind've cabin fever.. these albums will sympathise..
KRUDER & DORFMEISTER - THE K&D SESSIONS / RONI SIZE REPRAZENT - NEW FORMS
21st century smokey jazz / improv / ecclectic double bass rumbling funk and electronica.. just the thing for the winter months..
RADIOHEAD (ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THEY'VE EVER RELEASED)
yeah.. this is a given.. but, in small doses only.. a full blown Radiohead music festival in ya loungeroom will likely lead to a bad date with sleeping pills / a shotgun..
COLDPLAY (ANYTHING) / THE DOVES / MUSE
big operatic / cheesy emotionally stirring piano tinkling stuff.. normally people will laugh at ya for playing this non-stop.. but in winter.. it's just the thing..
INTERPOL - TURN DOWN THE BRIGHT LIGHTS / BLOC PARTY - SILENT ALARM
just the sort've rock for winter.. and also recommended.. anything in the demented "scarf rock" group of genres / sounds.. if any of you have been out in the live scene lately.. you'll know what I'm on about here..
WHITE STRIPES - GET BEHIND ME SATAN / THE DRESDEN DOLLS
not to be attempted by the faint hearted.. this is truly the choice for the insane winter listener.. but, also rewarding in a crazy way.. for best results.. look all doors and windows.. turn out all the lights.. setup some candles.. and play it loud.. (also useful.. a canvas, paintbrush and some paints)
TOOL (ANYTHING) / DEFTONES (ANYTHING) / A PERFECT CIRCLE
for a quality brooding / screaming / art doom flavour.. (and if Nine Inch Nails feels too intense) then this will serve you well..
other worthy mentions - SMASHING PUMPKINS, UNDERWORLD, CRYSTAL METHOD, PLACEBO, MOBY, NICK CAVE..
and now a quick list of artists to AVOID in winter..
BLACK EYED PEAS
happy listening! :)
:: Spoz 5:10 PM |