Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ludicrous Gibs!

What's going on, brothas?? Haven't reported in a while, but in anticipation for my mix CD you all will be getting in the mail in the next couple days or so, I figured I'd take us all on a quick stroll down Memory Lane. Do you guys remember that game "Rise Of The Triad"? I remember it being one of the first games we had when we first got the PC back in '96, was it? Talk about a blast from the past! Anyways, I played it a while back on an online DOS emulator or something of the sort, and I must admit it was quite fun. So hopefully you guys will get as much a kick out of this as I did playing it for the first time in 16 years. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Girl With The Immigrant Song Butcher

I've been listening to the Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross soundtrack for the American Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie.  I like it, except for track one, Immigrant Song, featuring Karen O.

I was excited about the idea, mainly because it is a killer song, Reznor is the king, and I enjoy some of Karen O's work with the Yeah Yeah Yeah's.  Somehow, they managed to make it very boring and generic-pop-electro.  I guess this track was intended for the big ending credit roll, and maybe as a single to sell to the kids.  Luckily the rest of the soundtrack has all the great stuff you could expect from the mature Reznor, like synthesized drones and echoes with pretty and simple piano melodies, all with the classic underlying tension and creepiness.

As long as the good outweighs the bad, I'm happy.