Archive for January, 2009

A More Proper New Year

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

I’ve realized that I may have accidentally kicked off this brand new year with a less than satisfactory attitude. See, considering most of us feed not on food and water, but rather, on repetitive loops and largely spastic sound frequencies, I feel that my choice to post a less-than-sweaty track as the first of the new year may have proven a near fatal mistake for all but the heartiest of readers. Fortunately, I’ve come to my senses, and have no other goal than to take you all off of your hypothetical life support; you’d be surprised how readily a decent kick drum can replace those clunky defibrillators. Psh… ancient technology.

Fake Blood


He goes by the name Fake Blood, and he likes to keep himself out of all his myspace photos. Well, that, or he morphs himself into an aqueous blob, probably because he’s well aware of just how brilliant his ridiculous sounds are, and so he decided to practice avoiding his inevitable fame in advance. Fortunately for you, these disco roots stretch to wonderland and back, and have allowed me to make the connection between Fake Blood and one, Touché. (Please, feel free to explore this recently constructed hallway to new noise.) Now, in case you’re curious, the two aliases are a necessity, due mostly to the fact that this London producer’s extremely peculiar sounds cannot be contained by a mere single name, and frankly, I’m surprised that two is even enough. Instead of following the standard electro process and rearranging the same synths and sounds into a different pattern to create “new” tracks (kinda like Mexican food), Fake Blood formulates a giant spider web of familiar, yet altered sounds, that provide adequate transitions into altogether unheard of noises (including, but not limited to: blips, whips whoops, whops, pangs, and in one particular case, elevator dings). It hurts me to make associations here, however, since I can’t have any potential dance floor occupants avoiding this one, I’ll go so far as to say that Fake Blood (at least to me) welcomes the production style of Herve, but with a whole other world of sounds and rhythms.

Personally, this seems a more fitting and energetic approach to (optimism, please) an increasingly inspired year. (Although in all honesty, my apologies go to yee all, for failing to post these deviant works earlier on).

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Hot Chip – Touch Too Much (Fake Blood Remix)

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UNKLE – Restless (Fake Blood Remix)

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Fake Blood – Mars