I’m sure you all remember the first time you heard these guys, yeah? It probably went something like this: “Chewie chocolate cookies, eh? I wonder what these guys are all about. (You feel a little hungry, and then you start to think about how much you miss your grandmother’s cooking, which leaves you feeling strangely disarmed……sucker.)
The track finishes downloading, automatically plays in iTunes, knocks you over backwards in your chair, and before you can even consider how amazing that first note would have sounded had it not caused so much physical harm, you’re left lying helplessly unconscious on the floor.
Now, I realize there aren’t very many people that actually appreciate being slapped in the face, but whether you like it or not, it’s about to happen all over again. These yummy pastries have just released an even yummier debut ep entitled Pepites (There’s supposed to be an accent over the e, but unfortunately, that particular character has proven itself exceptionally difficult to find), and I’d suggest that if you’d like to have your brain stretched into dimensions that you weren’t aware existed, that you take a peek. It’s crammed full of the familiar dizzying noises that seem to be exclusively licensed to The Cookies themselves, as well as some totally new techniques (some exceptional use of a vocoder) that, when combined, form a musical structure that is both relevant and unheard of at the same time. Must I convince you further? What have you got to lose? All the support groups for Chewy Chocolate Cookies related musical trauma make recovery quick and easy.
I’ll throw up one of my favorites pieces. (Has there ever been a track called “Time” that wasn’t damn near perfect?)
Pulling more from the French, Ekleroshock Records (Yes, it’s spelled right), remix master, Danger, has recently hooked us up with yet another epic remix, this time drawing from the very ambiguously located producer SymbolOne. I know I’ve said it before, but I just have to give Danger credit for his ability to fabricate such thick and moving soundscapes; Don’t get me wrong, the original is pretty gosh darned good, but Danger just takes it to the next level. Everytime this track comes on, I get this sentimental feeling, like I should be watching some ridiculous Saving Private Ryan montage in slow motion or something. –Granted most of you are likely significantly more normal than I… Anyhow, the man’s got talent, the manifestation of which will soon being filling that unexplained hole in your soul.