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3s, 4s, and 5s

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S is for September Sounds!

Surgeon – Whose Bad Hands Are These (Monolake Remix)

I soundtrack my daydreams, and I find most music extremely visual– it’s why I prefer songs without lyrics. This is cold pistons pumping, frozen blood over asphalt, helicopters, night and snow. Like a bunch of Terminators skanking in a meat-locker.

Scion – Part 6

This is actually a mix of a couple of different Basic Channel songs (Cyrus’s “Enforcement,” with a bit of Phylyps “Phylyps Trak” and “Phylyps Rmx”). Since Basic Channel are fucking awesome, there’s no reason for this track not to be.

Slayer – Criminally Insane

This is early stuff, and there’s a definite boombap-boombap hardcore drum influence, which flips a switch somewhere between my ears. The absence of drawn-out Metal wankery helps, too.

Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device

Jake Burns is a great jolly fat man now, which confuses me MUCHLY.

Shackleton – Blood On My Hands

There’s been a lot of talk about hypothetical wars in the past six years; metaphors slung in lyrics or alluded to in interviews, but Shackleton inserts bizarre vocals about leaving a corpse behind him, then samples the WTC falling. All that, and it’ll shake your house down if your stereo is ‘ard enough. Plenty fucked.

Sonic Youth – Stereo Sanctity

From Sister, this is the most S of these stupendous september selections. Taught me the word “hylozoic.” I dig the distorted riffs that kick in around 2:54, cause they’re Surf Style.

The Specials – Stupid Marriage

“Weyyou mean, ‘oi oi oi?’ Mi say COURT IN SESSION!

Substance & Vainqueur – Immersion

Substance & Vainqueur are, coincidentally, also Scion. If getting to school for me involved swimming through a frozen concrete tunnel at the bottom of the arctic ocean, then this’d be my most played song. Assuming I had a waterproof iPod, anyway.


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September 8, 2007 at 5:56 pm

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Editing in line breaks for this blog is boring, so I’ve posted this story as a word file. There you go!


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September 4, 2007 at 4:03 pm

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