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Various Artists / Fire this Time, the
Album:Fire this Time, the Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:12/2002
Label:Hidden Art 

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Add Date:2002-12-10 Pull Date:2003-02-11 Charts:RPM/Electronica
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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 Stearns From the Cradle
2.Ashra The Playground
3.Higher Intelligence Agency, th Lines in the Sand
4.Soma Get Thee Behind Me
5.Orbital 'the Box' (Remix By..) Counting on New Friends
6.Pansonic The Whore of Babylon
7.Barbed Were Doing Well Now
8.Speedy J and Kait Gray Nails in the Wall
9.Aphex Twin Say Hello to Allah
10.Speedy J, Bass Communion, Hia Church Bells
11.Naseer Shamma and Bass Commun No News Is Good News
12.Bola Dog in America
13.Amba ...To the Grave
14.Micheal Stearns From the Cradle
15.Higher Intelligence Agency, th Lines in the Sand
16.Soma Get Thee Behind Me
17.Orbital The Box
18.Naseer Shamma Oud Improvisation
19.Barbed Were Doing Well Now
20.Kait Gray Nails in the Wall
21.Aphex Twin Come to Dadddy
22.Grant Wakefield Call to Prayer
23.Hia Conoid Tones (Excerpt)
24.Naseer Shamma and Bass Comm No News Is Good News
25.Bola Dog in America
26.Amba Black Mountains