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I’ll have to be honest, I was hot on the Bloody Beetroots since their existence, but lately, I couldn’t give a fuck. I can’t find my first beetroots post, but it was before I started tagging my posts. Not gonna waste time looking for it, but if you’re so inclined be my guest.
That’s why I’m posting this now, because the new Cornelius EP is definitely an evolved and more mature sounding Beetroot. That doesn’t change that fact that they’re faggoty mask wearing italian DJs though.
edit: for those of you who don’t already have the EP, anyone with thumbs can find it on the GOOG. Of course, you should probably just buy it.
pps: i forgot to mention, this is also the title for their own ‘documentary’. What’s the deal? Is Kanye West the next to have his own blog haus documentary PRJCT? Intro by SO_ME?
Unless Dim Mak sends this one my way, I’ll probably just pirate it.
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The Bloody Beetroots can throw their ’signature’ bass drum + snare + plucking synths + distorted/reversed vocals + stutter tracks on ANYTHING and make it sound gold, but is there anything beyond these sounds with the masked (all day long) italian producers?
Don’t get me wrong on this one, I’m not complaining, but let’s hear what you can do using something outside the box of beetroots.
Here’s a fairly recent remix of Secret Handshake. This band is part of a very…. interesting movement… which I like to call the emo-fag-failure-vocoded-electro movement popularized by the likes of Muscles et al. (who’s not gay –australia factor/remixed by gods –circle jerk effect).
There are a number of other land locked-united states ‘outfits’ not unlike these who have a cult following of teenage guys. I get depressed looking at their myspaces so I’ll leave the search up to you.
Sorry, derail, back to the track. Again, classic BBs sound (that’s short for Bloody Beetroots, yeah, acronyms.) The intro starts this track so well and builds it up into a string quartet, electronic blow-up.
touche my italian friends, touche.
BONUS!!!! we’ve got the EP version of ‘Butter’ due out on the EP from dim mak soon! Assuming most of you have heard the draft version of Butter, and this is a prime example of ‘outside of beetroots box’ territory. Still has some vintage flavor but a slew of new and welcome sounds.
Watch for stateside releases of Bloody Beetroots LP/EP from your most well known ambiguously feminine asian w/ facial hair label mama….Steve Aoki, Dim Mak -reaping the benefits of music blogville since, forever and signing the bands. amen.
Another name you must educate yourself on is Pulling Teeth from Milan. They just released a track called New Era, and I haven’t been able to stop repeating it.
They said it’s completely original, using their own voices as the vocal track (where’s the girl at??). This track could be an anthem.
I was expecting an insane fidget/bass explosion from my speakers after the piano fade out, but the track just went silent. I guess a good place for me to drop some other gigantic sound. Pulling Teeth, extended mix?
hoooollly shit…. alright, here it comes. Look out for the insanity arpeggiation that leads out from about the 1/2 way mark. They remind me of somebody’s arpeggios… can’t put my finger on it. (teenage bad girl? RIP)
Giulio from Pulling Teeth updated me with some interesting info on the track, specifically those interesting vocals:
the real story, is that we went to this voiceover site, cos we wanted a female macy gray like vocals, and we heard this girl voiceover and we both felt in love with it.
she was not a proper singer but i did the vocal line that she followed then she went to his boyfriend studio to record the line and sent it over.
mail order vocals, hot in ‘08!
This is today’s post:
HAPPY ITALIAN BIRTHDAY D
if anyone is near firenze italy, they should hit up my good friend D, and show him the time of his life. alcohol, hookers, blood, feces
and an all time classic…
Bloody Beetroots – Harvest Time