Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

OPIUM JUKEBOX / Music to Download Pornography By (2000)

Martin Atkins is no slacker. He's been a part of PiL, Ministry, Pigface, Killing Joke, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc, among others. He's one of the finest drummers you'll ever hear, which makes Opium Jukebox even more bizarre.
It's not the percussion-heavy experience you'd expect. Instead, he takes existing songs by other artists and turns them into weird Dub/Bhagra/Electronic/WTF? style chill-out tunes. It doesn't really matter if you loved or hated the original versions, because they're so far removed from the original vibe/intent that they sound completely new. Part of the fun is not looking at the track list and trying to figure out what the hell you're hearing.

Songs of Note: Head Like a Hole; Cars

3 sitar is the new guitar out of 5

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