I Still Have Too Many Records

A little over three months before the big move and I already feel entirely overwhelmed with stuff to do. Fun times ahead for sure.

I did make time to review the massive new In Utero box sets though. They totally blew my mind.

One Green Hill (Chumbawamba Remix)
Nothing like a little Celtic house/punk to unwind.

Joga (Alec Empire “Empire State Of Emergency” Remix)
Joga (Alec Empire “The Destroyer” Remix)
Joga (Alec Empire “The Planet Of Ice” Remix)
I think I have posted the “Empire State Of Emergency” mix on this site at least three times before this, but I don’t care. It’s an absolutely incredible mix, probably one of my favorite mixes of all time. Remixes that can take a song, transform them entirely, and create something that is just as amazing and wonderful but in an entirely different way are really few and far between. It’s just a great track, and I never get tired of listening to it.

The other two mixes are new though, off of a 12″ single I found while in Portland. “The Destroyer” mix is exactly what I expected, another experiment into digital hardcore insanity, a non-stop barrage of ear-drum shattering noise – I love it, although not as much as the original mix.

The final mix, however, is entirely different. It’s so out there and bizarre that I don’t even really know how to describe it. I guess it’s kind of ambient, maybe drone-like? It’s very different, especially coming from Alec Empire, a man who I imagine just walks around listening to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music on loop 24/7.

4 Responses to “I Still Have Too Many Records”

  1. Timothy says:

    I know what you mean. When I moved from New Jersey to Arizona. I had to pack 7500 CD’s and 20 crates of vinyl. Not to mention my collection of Art and Fashion books. It was a hassle and a lot of hard work, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve spent years collecting my stuff and enjoy it. I complain about it when I move, but I’m happy that I’ve amazed a great collection of stuff.

  2. Lost Turntable says:

    Word. Don’t worry, I’m not getting rid of anything I’d regret losing.

  3. Nick says:

    Good luck with the big move!

  4. serpico009 says:

    Empire’s Bjork remixes are great. Check out the “Ice Princess and the Killer Whale” remix of “Bachelorette”. In the same vein as the digital hardcore Joga remixes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okwhn1qRFVA

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