i have third dimension (disc 2) on my comp
― J0rdan S., Tuesday, 31 May 2011 01:39 (six years ago) Permalink
fwiw I have bumping this like hella since I heard it on the local r&b station's old school hour a while back. Don't remember hearing it at the time tho.
― The Reverend, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 01:44 (six years ago) Permalink
Coochy Coo the X-Men Remixes 12"a review by gareth metford of release format Coochy Coo the X-Men Remixes 12" by En-Core (CD Album)
textFor pop music, the gothic has proved both an enduring source of imagery and, more importantly, a repository of moods unattainable without reference to that sense, articulated so cogently by H.P. Lovecraft, that "human laws and interests and emotions have no validity or significance in the vast cosmos at large". In dance music, it was largely the advent of electronics which enabled producers to begin to access the gothic stance: from Jamie Principle's shell-shocked 'Baby Wants to Ride', which posits both love and God as fictive elements in "a fascist dream", to Dom & Roland's scouringly bleak future-world schematics, its materialist, anti-soul aesthetic has been a frequent visitor to clubland ever since. X-men's 2-step remixes of 'Coochy Coo', originally a rather mundane four-to-the-floor stomper which would not sound out of place on daytime Radio 1, reside squarely in this tradition. Both their 'Club Mix' and their 'Dancefloor Dub' revolve around a slithery, sub-centric bassline pinioned by an ominous arpeggiated synth refrain, seemingly lifted directly from one of John Carpenter's DIY horror soundtracks. However, it is the vocals which really trip one up: drenched in breathy atmospherics, they slip and slide, flicker and blur with an expressiveness one does not really expect from UK garage, sounding at times more akin to Swans' Jarboe or Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard than the usual mellifluous R&B divas. In speaking so powerfully of an individual human subject, they recall Marx's assertion that human emancipation begins with a rejection of religion's doctrine of ineffable spirit - with the understanding that, to quote Lovecraft again, "matter, it appears, really is exactly what 'spirit' was always supposed to be."
Posted by gareth metford at 00:00, 29 May 2000
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 12:42 (five years ago) Permalink
Ladies and gentlemen, gareth metford.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 13:04 (five years ago) Permalink
oh idk, it rather caught me up in a nostalgic tide. all that millenial crit swag washed away by lolz and imo's like tears in the rain. who was gareth metford irl then, and who would he be in print now? a titchy, a jimi, a dog latin perhaps. but back then was he not so much more than himself! look upon him, wings spread and soaring over the cultural wasteland, a mutant superbeing irradiated by books n shit. to the air gareth! take to the air once more!
oh alright, never mind.
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 13:40 (five years ago) Permalink
that x-men remix he's on about is banging tho alie
since it's not on the tubes
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 13:53 (five years ago) Permalink
told me to download this http://www.allmusic.com/album/ayia-napa-the-album-r494321/review
& sent me links to various songs in this poll
― J0rdan S., Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:20 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
man this mix is so good!
― just sayin, Monday, 23 April 2012 08:34 (five years ago) Permalink
Yeah it's one of my favourite mixes ever.
― Tim F, Monday, 23 April 2012 09:26 (five years ago) Permalink
A five woman choir did an accapella version of Flowers at my brother's wedding the other week. Goosebumps.
― I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 23 April 2012 10:39 (five years ago) Permalink
That sounds incredible and what a great, original idea!
― boxedjoy, Monday, 23 April 2012 12:30 (five years ago) Permalink
glass houses and all that but is this review even in english, i'm struggling here
― r|t|c, Monday, 23 April 2012 12:53 (five years ago) Permalink
I think he was sent a flyer for "Ayia Napa: the Tour".
― Tim F, Monday, 23 April 2012 13:48 (five years ago) Permalink
what i really really want are unmixed versions of all the 2-step hits - i have many mixes with them already. both 2-step and grime could really use some decent curation.
― lextasy refix (lex pretend), Monday, 31 January 2011 13:45 (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Why has this not happened yet to 2-step?
― boxedjoy, Monday, 1 September 2014 10:32 (two years ago) Permalink
gareth metford still otm
― r|t|c, Monday, 1 September 2014 10:36 (two years ago) Permalink
it looks like gareth metford has an album out!
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 September 2014 10:44 (two years ago) Permalink
― r|t|c, Monday, 1 September 2014 10:56 (two years ago) Permalink
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 September 2014 11:58 (two years ago) Permalink
No votes for Bound 4 da reload wtf
― paolo, Monday, 1 September 2014 13:02 (two years ago) Permalink
Man, Dreem Teem In Session #2... why has it taken me 17 years to get a copy of this and listen to it? Incredible.
― boxedjoy, Sunday, 2 November 2014 21:48 (two years ago) Permalink