Friday, 3 September 2010

MASSIVE worriedaboutsatan POST

Not content with releasing my 12th top album of 2009 and resting on that accolade for too many moons Leeds duo worriedaboutsatan have been pretty busy recently, so here's a bit of a round up of what they've been up to of late.

Earlier this week they put out a beautiful, elegantly haunted reshaping of White Hinterland's Icarus, backing Casey Dienel's disturbingly ephemeral imagery of knives through water with their cosmic minimalism, a shimmering liquid tapestry threaded with glitched beats and wordless vocalisations.  Listen to it here:

White Hinterland - Icarus remix

  Icarus (worriedaboutsatan remix) by worriedaboutsatan

They also posted three rough/demo/experiment tracks on their Soundcloud a month or so ago, one of which is this astonishing remix of Blackstreet's No Diggety. Yes, astonishing, because in reducing the original to it's intro shuffle and a few minimal vocals they've kept the edginess and tension and ratcheted it up further with their own creeped out drone and shadow boxed beat.  Check this and be wowed:

Blackstreet - No Diggety remix

   jam 2 by worriedaboutsatan

Making Of Video:

GoldFlakePaint blog posted an entertaining, informative and illuminating video of teamsatan's guide to making Heart Monitor yesterday, but you can also watch it here:

Heart Monitor single:

I missed out on posting about Heart Monitor when they released it back in March, so here's the full Heart Monitor track from a you tube vid thing for you.  The addition of vocals is a major addition to their sound, and like the vocals of Eluvium's Similies album earlier this year, really add a subtle embellishment which contrast with the previous instrumental only aesthetic whilst enhancing the human feel of the music.

The bands live show listings are as sparse as their music, with only a couple lined up for the rest of the year so far (although they did just support Pantha Du Prince which must have been a pretty awesome night).  They play London with our Brighton's inspirational post-rock experimentalists Esben & The Witch and Wrexham's Gallops who sound like a clubbed up glitter-wave rescrub of Foals - that's pretty good thing.  Gig's at Elektrowerkz on November 10th. Londoners, be there.

AND FINALLY! whew - Their Twitter is worth a follow too - They also devote far more time than is probably healthy to their other less serious hipster-baiting side project, but I'll leave you to find out what that is for yourselves.....

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