May 24th, 2006


Band to watch out for

While at RecordTime, one of the few used CD stores still left in the Ferndale/Royal Oak area I ran across Crud.

As one reveiwer put it [they are] super-charged sex rock complete with gas masks, bikinis and blood. Not wanting to argue, 'cause hell who doesn't like some bikinis and blood sometimes, I put on the headphones and was blown away with their debut CD. The quality was far superior to any local garage band that I have seen. They just won some awards at the Detroit Music Awards and have been featured on a bunch of TV series soundtracks, including CSI.

I just put them on my latest mix that I will be posting soon. If I had to decribe them I would put them as a cross b/w White Zombie and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult :)
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    Assume the Position - Crud
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Fast Mix (140+BPM)

Since I have been in Michigan without much to do late at nights, I have been finishing a bunch of mixes that I started a while ago. This one is a continuation of the BPM series that started with the Under 90BPM disc. It can be hard finding things that work well together with the only theme is speed. This disc has some duplicates, I usually don't go for having two tracks by the same band but for some reason it worked here. It would be cruel to have pounding 140+BPM beats for the entire disk so there are some lulls where it gets softer but not slower thanks to Juno Reactor. Flesh Field is on twice as well. They are an amazing female led industrial band that has a really wide range of stuff. Their tracks are not just cookie cutter copies of each other. They really work well with Juno Reactor which is probably why they are on this one so much.

I really like the way the intro flows into the second track and I also really like the way that the Crud track overlays the end of the final Flesh Feild track.

I gushed about Crud in another thread but this track is really good; I have a feeling it will show up in a scene mix soon. What's not to love about lyrics like:

Get Down ... Assume the Position
Get Down ... This is Sumbission ... Love

For some reason it really makes me giggle when I see a Combichrist remix of Icon of Coil. I mean it's pretty schizophrenic, remixing yourself ;) Don't get me wrong, it really works, but I can just see Andy LaPlegua mixing up the patch sets... ;)

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    Navras - Juno Reactor
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