Playlist - "10 songs that make you soil yourself when you hear them on shuffle" by Hey Sholay
Having released album ((0)) this week (12 November), Sheffield and Leeds based band Hey Sholay have surprised a few - in a good way - with their "acoustic session meets Kraftwerk" approach. However they're open to a few musical surprises of their own and have compiled us a Playlist of songs that "make you soil yourself when you hear them on shuffle". "These are a small myriad of those songs on our music devices, that, when on shuffle mode - are surely destined to result in instant convulsions, punchings of alarm clocks, swerving of tour vans, falling from hammocks and the disruption of afternoon naps," they explain. "Context, mood, and situe are the enemy of these songs. Although we do keep them close to our breasts."
Mike Patton & Dillinger Sscape Plan - Hollywood Squares
Straight-in - no nonsense bludgeoning multi-time signature dischordant riffery, with Mike Patton screaming over the top, regarding a game of paper,rock, scissors.
Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi
A soundtrack to the 1983 godfrey reggio film. I first heard Philip Glass on Classic FM doing a ballet piece, and Aphex Twin's 26 Mixes For Cash album, doing a flawless David Bowie impression. I then loaded my ipod full of Glass. This industrial, droning monk chorus is more horrifying than anything John Carpenter dittied out...
Tom Waits - What's He Building In There
Basically a monologue with eerie sounds in the background... You sometimes wish to skip as soon as he breathes inwards - but your finger freezes. This is what you imagine Hoover to sound like when looking for 'Reds under the bed'. Paranoid, haunting, like 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' in three minutes.
Melt Banana - Shield For Your Eyes, A beast In The Well On Your Hand
Kind of the banger on Cellscape - starts with a whammy distorted guitar bend, before the rhythm kicks in. A great piece of classic hardcore with crazier elements and pauses. Yasuko O, however, still seems like that innocent child who is about to push you down the stairs.
Jeff Wayne - War Of The Worlds
I love War Of The Worlds, but, as a child, alien invasion was only a tentacle away. One member of the band was forced to listen to it closed-eyed at school, at age about nine. As a result, he would not visit the school toilets for a year, in fear of a metal extremity smasing through the window above and sucking his blood.
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Beck - Lord Only Knows
The third track from Odelay starts with an impromptu scream which really doesn't befit the
laid-back slide-guitar blues to follow. A move every bit as quirky as we've come to expect from Beck and a frightening sound to besmirch the most pristine of gussets.
Aphex Twin - Avril 14th
Another track characterised by the unexpected. We all sometimes sneak a peek
when shuffling the iPod and if I saw Aphex Twin up next I would be bracing myself for impact rather than slipping off into the peaceful sleep this track encourages.
Icarus Line - Feed A Cat To Your Cobra
Captain hits his drums so hard in the first second, it almost makes the build up riff sound easy, until you realize that, all the while, Joe Cardamone's scream has been gradually swelling into a horrible freakshow of treble. Even the microphone can't deal with it. Then the rhythm kicks in properly, with a Ramone's yelp, and Aaron North kicks you in the face before falling over his Marshall stack...
Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine
Always an amazing journey, but the first few seconds sounds like a gong murmer, like when a close allie is vanquished in an Indania Jones film - followed by a moment of reflection. Then you have the industrial echoes, corridor walks, doors shutting. Until that first machine... Its a freeforall frightfest. That is if the song has just woke you up in bed...
Captain Beefheart - Dachau Blues (Or anything from Troutmask Replica)
If you happen to come across anything by random selection from this album - it will, for a good few seconds, completely confound you. Produced by Zappa, and apparently forceably written in a short time. It's Beefheart at it's most magical. Multi - leadlines in different times, jazz drums/falling over the drums, and vocals that defy all of the above. It's like a coffee wakeup of confusion.
For more head to Heysholay.com, plus here's one of theirs...
11:01 AM | 16/11/2012
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