"Hide The Kitchen Knives" – more moaning & more mi…

“Hide The Kitchen Knives” – more moaning & more mixing

“Hide the kitchen knives” (The Paperchase)

Arrgh – more moaning from massacre mansion. Until now I have spend more than 50% of this new year sick. I didn’t even have “stop smoking” as a new years resolution but that flu has kept me from smoking on more than two or three days this year. This cold feels like some tiny critters from outer space stepped inside my head and exchanged my brain with a huge slimeball so I can’t think clearly or concentrate on something. Then they sealed the pressure chambers aka my ears tight with intergalactic superglue. Sucks. Sucks even more since I have used this knife sharpener for some of my kitchen knives and instantly forgot about it. So when I sat down a bit later to thoughtlessly cut some cheese the knife slid straight through the cheese and deep into my finger. Lots of blood. Yuck. If that wouldn’t have been enough: while I was standing there asking myself if it was better to clench the flesh together to try stop the bleeding or rather to wash the blood away and put some adhesive tape on, some creepy huge black spider suddenly ran across the floor in front of me. Double-yuck. (I stomped on it, sorry if that makes me a bad vegetarian but I think it could be excused as reflex or as crime of passion.)

Of course some things also cheered me up: Having the time to watch lots of SIX FEET UNDER episodes (had to stop that today cause the final one comes closer and closer and I don’t want the story to be over.) The other pleasurable pastime has been listening to and mixing my way through some of my favourite tunes of last year. This is the first and purely electronic part of it, for you to download:

“HELPLESS FOOL FOR MUSIC mix 1”

Be warned: 70minutes in 192 kbps quality = huge file.
electro-cowbell-pop-tech-house-minimal-schranz-shuffle-dirty-noisy-glam-disco-beats

Here’s the tracklist:

ANNIE: Helpless Fool For Love (PATRICK WOLF RMX)
(could be a bit dirtier and more lo-fi as i love patrick wolf’s first album best but is still a beautiful version. i have to admit that i don’t like any annie song in the original version but there’s lots of great remixes.)

TIGA: The Ballad Of Sexor
(tiga simply knows how to turn straight pumping techno beats into queer glam disco fun without exaggerating too much, “you gonna want me” also had to be in this mix)

GORILLAZ: Dare (DFA RMX)
(as the original song already has been nice it’s good to hear DFA sticking to the magic of simple twists. the synth changes that make up the larger part of this tune are irrestibly hypnotic)

DUOTHEQUE: Moma
(is a winner for the way it mixes pj harveys vocals into that chilly winding tune)

PETER GRUMMICH: The Roll Part 1 And 2
(shuffle techno with distorted synths – 2005 was a great year for this and grummich knows how to funk it up)

HOLZ: Axt
(in the same vein but a bit stompier and noisier)

FRANZ FERDINAND: Do You Want To (EROL ALKAN’S Glam Racket)
(like with the DFA Gorillaz tune the magic is simplicity: this builds up such a raw tension with those rock riff stomping – lovely.)

JUSTICE: Waters Of Nazareth
(noisy synths power again, justice has had some great remixes with that concept and this song proves his recipe to work fine without a hit sample)

RÖYKSOPP: What Else Is There (THIN WHITE DUKE RMX)
(the vocals remind me of Pavlov’s Dog who had a semi-hit with “Julia” back in the 70s – i like the cutting voice and “flashlights, nightmares and sudden explosions” give you a nice image to go with the beats… sorry, now I’m too tired to go on with that track by track review thing… maybe i’ll go on with it tomorrow.)

TRENTEMÖLLER: Polar Shift
DJ KOZE: Brutalga Square
RYAN CROSSON: Bow String
NATHAN FAKE: Dinamo (DOMINIK EULBERG RMX)
ROMAN FLÜGEL: Geht’s noch (DOMINIK EULBERG RMX)
TIMO MAAS feat. BRIAN MOLKO: Pictures
DIGITALISM: Zdarlight
CHICKEN LIPS: White Dwarf (THE JUAN MCLEAN RMX)
ISOLÉE: My Hi-Matic
PONI HOAX: Budapest (JOAKIM Italo Dub)
HUGGOTRON & THE MIGHTY QUARK: Zoo 67
SOLID GROOVE: This Is Sick
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979: Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT RMX)
DJ HELL: Let No Man Jack (ABE DUQUE RMX)
MOSSA: You Don’t Know
JULIET: Avalon
TIGA: You Gonna Want Me
EGOEXPRESS: Knartz IV
DAFT PUNK: Technologic (BASEMENT JAXX Kontrol Mixx)
HOT CHIP: I Don’t Know The Half Of How To Have A Hope Of Holding Back
CHROMEO: Needy Girl (BLOC PARTY RMX)
JOAKIM: I Wish You Were Gone
REX THE DOG: I Look Into Mid Air
THE BOOKS: A Little Longing Goes Away

(Dear local friends: if you want a CD-R of it, drop me a line.)

What also cheered me up: Today a very nice person (merci again!) helped me to pre-listen Placebo’s upcoming single “Because I Want You” and I’m glad it’s nice. The lyrics aren’t as good as “I Do” suggested they could become again but it’s a rocking little tune and I love the double vocals in the refrain. I’m also totally curious for that duet with Alison Mosshart of THE KILLS that is supposed to be on the upcoming album. Oh, and a couple of days ago when I switched on TV I caught a scene with Brian Molko talking about the Crazy Frog’s penis. I had to switch off TV instantly after that cause it was such an absurd smile-worthy little impression. Okay, enough of my guilty Placebo pleasures.

Goodnight.. eve

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