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Captain Ahab / End Of Irony, The
Album:End Of Irony, The Collection:General
Artist:Captain Ahab Added:05/2010
Label:Death Bomb Arc 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-06-13 Pull Date:2010-08-15 
Week Ending:18 Jul4 Jul
Airplays:11

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 14 Jul 10:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
2.Wed, 30 Jun 10:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2010-06-05 
Elements of rpm, drill and bass, noise, hip hop, techno, metal, electropop, sample art combine into what is really advanced if plain fucked up and twisted. Lots of elements of “banned” music, e.g. Powermetal, Electroclash, 70’s soft rock, 80’s dance, music that is only okay for hipsters to like if being “ironic”. This claims to reclaim the genres. Don’t expect Barry Manilow or Def Leppard though, this is the product of some uber hip stuff on none other than the Death Bomb Arc label. Collaborators have been involved in a veritable who’s who of music (including the guy who did the music for Battlestar Galactica and Caprica). Go figure. DBA always leaves a lot of scratched heads laying around. Watch the tracks with the FCCs!

1) hiphop’ish vocal line looped, a near Gregorian chant appears then a driving synth rock takes over, noise bursts toward end, huh?!
2) “fun” dance thing with “metal” guitars, over the top synths and pop melodies, hilarious spoof of Christian rock and stuff, but not obviously so
3-6) FCCs
6) super cheesy electropop straight from the late 80’s, a minute or so left the song stops and then a spoken field recording of a woman talking with synth noise, awesome that leads directly into the next track (ends cold otherwise), good to play together
7) looped sample from the previous woman, 120 bpm head nodder beat, cool as shit if taking on a techno bent for sure
8-9) techno dance continues, good stuff though with cool samples, dialog, great
10) slow strange electro with reverent slow phrased lyrics, spiritual feel

Track Listing
1.Acting Hard 6.Feel Anymore
2.The Calm Before The Sword 7.Kill Me
3.Death To False Techno 8.Godlike
4.I Don't Have A Dick 9.The Loneliest Man
5.How 2 Party 10.With My Own Two Hands