Monday, May 20, 2013
godflesh - merciless ep
FACT: this is awesome to listen to through a pair of headphones that cover your entire ear while sitting on a beanbag in a dark room under the influence of certain substances
or so i've been told
normally...when it comes to the whole remix thing...i'm not really a fan (though it is pretty funny when you're listening to a cd and it skips and someone yells out "remix!"...yeah...i'm looking at you...and i'm lying...it's not funny...it's never funny...no matter how many times you say it...it just shows everyone that you're too lazy to buy/download another copy)
but i digress
the remix...not really a fan...but there are a few rare occasions where it's done properly...and this is a prime example of that
i bought this on cassette when it came out...i had just recently discovered the band (via the radio of all places)...and had bought the STREETCLEANER and PURE albums a few weeks prior...so i was going in thinking it was going to be more of that business...
and i was hooked immediately by the gargantuanosity that is the opening track ("merciless")
so what they did was take the grinding sludge that they had been known for previously and spread it open a bit more
now you may be asking yourself "what songs are these remixes of?"
track 1 ("merciless") was actually a song recorded by a band that justin broadrick was involved in pre-napalm death (he provided guitars and vocals on their SCUM album) that went by the name of fall of because
track 2 ("blind") is an original song
track 3 ("unworthy") isn't so much a remix as it is a borrowing of a song called "last of the biomechanical urgents" by a band called murder inc. being black backwards as godflesh gets godflesh all over it
track 4 ("flowers") is a remix of the song "don't bring me flowers" from the PURE album
in the space of those 4 songs...they hit you in the head with a brick...and then give you something to listen to as you drift off into unconsciousness
or maybe i'm just rambling...as i've read that sort of thing happens when some sort of substance is introduced into the situation....
DL: merciless ep