…and now for my most daring feat, this weeks post will be done without the aid of listening to any music at all – It’s been a bit of a week for me what with moving house (stressful) and attending my first stag do (bizarre) so forgive me if I am a little sketchy today (shattered) as everything will be done purely from memory!
Inspired by these emotions I will present to you a song which relates, at least in my warped mind to each one.
So my first choice is fitting though perhaps too obvious (fuck it)- Stress by french electro-house vanguards Justice. The jarring string samples throughout the track echo the tension of a Bernard Herrmann score and literally make my muscles tense every time I hear them. The track is also accompanied by a fantastic video directed by Romain Gavras (who also directed the video for M.I.A’s Born Free & DJ Medhi’s Signatune) which was banned from TV in France. Also worth checking out is the Auto remix on Ed Records Vol. 3, which whilst slightly less ‘stressy’ still packs a formidable punch.
The apathy heard in Thurston Moore’s voice in Junkie’s promise reflects just how much this week has taken its toll on me, but luckily it’s not a week I’ll have to relive anytime soon- I am now in my new house (though minus a bed grr) and loving it! Anyway, heres Junkies promise off my 2nd favourite Sonic Youth album (after Murray Street) – Washing Machine.
Perhaps a summation of my mixed(ill call it ‘eclectic’) week can be found in Art Brut’s excellent ‘Bad Weekend’, though I guess maybe I’m being a bit melodramatic as I’ve actually on the whole had a pretty good time!
In other news my laptop is finally fixed, so look forward to a more fleshed out post next week, perhaps even the return of our mixtape!