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Various Artists / Fire this Time, the
Album:Fire this Time, the Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Dec 2002
Label:Hidden Art 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-12-10 Pull Date:2003-02-11 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Feb 9Feb 2Jan 26Jan 19Jan 12Jan 5Dec 29Dec 22

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 05, 2014:Brownian Motion
Nails in the Wall, Were Doing Well Now, Oud Improvisation, The Box, Get Thee Behind Me, Lines in the Sand, ...To the Grave, Dog in America, No News Is Good News, Church Bells, Say Hello to Allah, Nails in the Wall, Were Doing Well Now, The Whore of Babylon, Counting on New Friends, Get Thee Behind Me, Lines in the Sand, The Playground, From the Cradle
4.Sep 10, 2008:Brownian Motion
Nails in the Wall
2.Dec 19, 2013:Winter Solstice Warmup
Get Thee Behind Me
5.May 31, 2006:Brownian Motion
Were Doing Well Now
3.Mar 24, 2010:Brownian Motion
Were Doing Well Now, The Whore of Babylon
6.Oct 26, 2005:Brownian Motion
Nails in the Wall

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2002-12-10 
This is the most important cd in the a-file right now: masterful historical account of conflict in Iraq/Persian Gulf concentrating on Gulf War I and its aftermath, use of economic sanctions as a weapon of mass destruction. Hundreds of amazing soundbites and quotes from news/tv/media were collaged as well as narration. Soundbeds are quality electronica ranging from ambient/new agey space of Michael Stearns to kick-ass noisy jungle by Aphex Twin, as well as work by Orbital. CD2 features soundbeds only with a few twists; they stand by themselves too. I urge all djs to play this cd at least once. Its important. Bill C.


1) history of bagdhad, Mesopotamia, 20th century Iraq, over ambient new agey space music
2) more recent history: oil control, same sort of soundbed, iran-iraq war
3) post iran-iraq politics, beginning of Gulf War I, music turns blippy-beat electronic, mid tempo
4) soundbed turns middle eastern/Indian mid-up tempo, good; post Kuwait invasion pre allied attack, propaganda and allied lies, King George I quotes
5) classic Kuwait baby incubator propaganda story to congress, manipulation of US public, Bush lies, soundbed still upbeat electronica
6) US/Allied bombing begins, driving electronic beats
7) war-time misinformation- Bill Hicks (!) “the republicans made this shit up about there being guards out there” minimal beat electronic
8) iraqi bomb shelter civilian massacre atrocity- horrific quotes, wailing, creepy soundbed, this will give you nightmares and disgust you, truly horrible
9) aphex twin ups the music ante: driving noisy jungle feel, more media quotes about the lopsidedness of the “war” (read: massacre)
10) ambient soundbed, voiceover military stats of war, starts off sounding like a general but ends up sounding like a protester, bill hicks “slaughter”
11) post war carnage and chaos, ambient bed
12) sanctions as a weapon of mass destruction; iraqi child “I wish I had been born a dog in America”
13) Desert Fox, more bombing, sanctions, ambient

CD2: soundbeds to CD1, with a few interesting variations, check the titles

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Michael StearnsFrom the Cradle
2.AshraThe Playground
3.Higher Intelligence Agency, thLines in the Sand
4.SomaGet Thee Behind Me
5.Orbital 'the Box' (Remix By..)Counting on New Friends
6.PansonicThe Whore of Babylon
7.BarbedWere Doing Well Now
8.Speedy J and Kait GrayNails in the Wall
9.Aphex TwinSay Hello to Allah
10.Speedy J, Bass Communion, HiaChurch Bells
11.Naseer Shamma and Bass CommunNo News Is Good News
12.BolaDog in America
13.Amba...To the Grave
14.Micheal StearnsFrom the Cradle
15.Higher Intelligence Agency, thLines in the Sand
16.SomaGet Thee Behind Me
17.OrbitalThe Box
18.Naseer ShammaOud Improvisation
19.BarbedWere Doing Well Now
20.Kait GrayNails in the Wall
21.Aphex TwinCome to Dadddy
22.Grant WakefieldCall to Prayer
23.HiaConoid Tones (Excerpt)
24.Naseer Shamma and Bass CommNo News Is Good News
25.BolaDog in America
26.AmbaBlack Mountains