KORN GOES DUBSTEP: ‘GET UP’ FT. SKRILLEX
If you ever wonder about Korn lemme start saying that their back once again but this time with a very different approach to their usual nü metal -still exist?- this time blend with dubstep. Yes, you read/listened correctly, Korn goes dubstep. After an unfortunely decade of releasing some decent and bad albums they’re trying to gain lost ground and new fans using the genre of the moment with little help of the best producers of it like Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Noisia, Kill The Noise or 12th Planet -I had no idea who these people are, I’m not into dubstep-.
This first track is titled Get Up featuring Dj and producer Skrillex with this new and different mix of genres. At first the simple idea shocked me a little bit but after a couple of listenings I honestly think it works. Actually, I like it. Korn’s career can be separated into two: a very successful one during the 90s and a second one not so much during the 21st century after released some terrible and not too terrible albums and after some line-up changes it was clear they had to have a most needed change. Although I never though on dubstep this change sounds refreshing on them, I’m not sure if it’s the right move for an entire album of dubstep metal but it sounds great, I have the same feeling when the nü metal sound emerged from underground back in the 90s.
I think their major contribution of this new way to do metal is that they did it first, or at least they’re the first to try it althoug I’m not sure if that would be enough to revive their lost path. The Path of Totality is the name of their forthcoming album due to be released on December 6th through Roadrunner Records and it think it would be a commercial success, not necesarilly appreciated by the hardcore fans, just give them the benefit of the doubt, a benefit I’ve been giving them for 10 years. Enjoy.
‘THE VIEW’ BY METALLICA & LOU REED
About two weeks ago I posted a preview of The View, the first single of Metallica’s new project in collaboration with Lou Reed which has for title Lulu. Well, finally we can listen the whole song and by so far this seems to be a huge bluff of the year. The song is not exactly bad, the sound reminded me to the Garange Inc. era but truth be told I’m far from being impressed. The video start witn an explanation behind the Lulu project:
“Over 100 years ago, a German visionary named Franks Wedekind wrote a collection of plays about a tempestuous woman named Lulu who was both a muse and a mystery.
A century later, the stories would inspire Lou Reed and Metallica to create “Lulu”, a musical narrative of the provocative plays”.
Like I said the song has the particular sound that the San Francisco quartet has during the Garage Inc. era but with Lou Reed on the vocals and lyrics, being followed later by James Hetfiel singing small parts of it. After a couple of listenings of The View I’m far from being a fan of this new project, seems to be two different songs merge forcibly into one: in one side Lou’s voice and on the other Metallica’s music. The drums seems to be way off from those first four Metallica albums and sounds closer to the Saint Anger hollow drums which, I just hope the rest of the album turns out to be way better than this first single, although being a Metallica fan for 20 years now I gotta say I’ll buy it no matter what, even when the entire album is not as good as the rest of both artists discography.
Please feel free to let your comments on this project that even the doubtful first single there’s hope for a master piece of rock history. ALbum drops next Octuber 31st. Enjoy.
‘INNUENDO’ BY QUEEN
Since today we celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Farrokh Bulsara’s birthday aka Freddie Mercury I decided to share with you my favorite song/music video of Freddie with Queen, a band that defined my chilhood during my elementary/middle school years, maybe that’s why I love this song so much, when the album came out I was way into Queen and Pink Floyd so I have a strong feelings towards the today celebrated Freddie even when it’s been years since the last time I really listen to them.
Innuendo was the last Queen album with Freddie still in this world and for that it became my favorite so did the song with the same title taking the place once belonged to anthems such as Seven Seas of Rye or Stone Cold Crazy. What I love the most about the song -and the whole album- is Freddie’s perfomance and the dialogue in the middle section between Brian’s guitar and Roger’s drum sounding like a flamenco song but with the rock & roll attitude characteristic of Queen, not to mention the rad cirque vibe of it, very gypsy just like their music. A great voice and performer is remembered, missed and loved, a great human being that entertained us for decades, including the last two without him. Enjoy.
‘DINOSAURS’ BY KRISTOFER STRÖM FOR 16BIT
This is a music video for a band I’ve never heard before named 16bit, probably because their(?) genre of music is the so called dubstep or glitch or whatever which is so far from being featured on my music library. Despite the music the video is so rad and colorful, directed and animated by a Sweadish guy named Kristofer Ström who did such a terrific job with this one.
The video is not exactly a music video per se, is an actual promo video for 16bit’s forthcoming album titled Dinosaur / Boston Cream available next August 29th through MTA Records. The animation is totally kick ass with those colorful dinosaurs creating troubles anywhere they go smashing everything on their way, and the colorful backgrounds bring the video to a whole new level.
Kristofer also made a series of desktop wallpapers of this video if you want to pimp yours with color and badass dinosaurs. Enjoy.
TERRIBLE ANGELS’ BY CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG
After her 2010 aclaimed album IRM produced by Beck, Charlotte Gainsburg is coming back with some new stuff this time in an EP format titled Terrible Angels due to be released on September 6th through Because Music/Elektra. This new EP includes, besides the self-title song included on this mfirst music video includes Memoir -with Villagers-, IRM from her previous album although I bet it’ll be a different version of and a Bob Dylan’s cover Just Like a Woman recorded for the I’m Not There soundtrack.
The video was directed by Nathalie Caguilhem whom already worked with Charlotte along with some other like Uffie is not exactly the best of her career but anything from her is amazing, even this coreography done by a bunch of Charlotte’s look-alikes in some sort og thriller with the expected tragic ending. There’s no doubt that Charlotte is a talented woman indeed. Enjoy.
‘IRON’ BY WOODKID
Ok, this video might not be exactly new but still it is a terrific video, which I found randmly last week and I’m glad I did. Woodkid wasn’t exactly a familiar name to me so I googled it and I find out that he’s name is Yoann Lemoine who also work as a music video director having among his work videos for Katy Perry, Yelle, Moby and Taylor Swift among others, and now doing some rad music. After seen the video and founding that he released an Ep title Iron somewhen this year I decided to check it out and since then it’s been in constant rotation in the iTunes which you can buy in here.
The video is also quite amazing, going perfectly with the electronicish song, especially because its slow motion kinda vibe and of course the black and white aesthetic adds a lot to the video. The beautiful drums, the tattoed guy -how cool are the wolves tattoos? I want them so bad-, the how and pretty much everything on it is just perfect, I absolutely love it, I guess that’s the benefit of doing your own music videos and being actually so damn good at it, how come I’ve never seen it even when it’s been put for like four months or so?
If you wanna buy the Iron Ep go to iTunes, it’s less than 5 bucks and it’s totally worth it. Enjoy.