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sounds great so far. the list of collabs is quite amazing.
Had fairly low expectations until that show.
but gets quite nasty in the second half
First one is 'Angels', second is 'Devils'
Clearly I read too many press releases
*something about how SOUNDCLOUD has RUINED the ALBUM FORMAT to cover my bum*
I like the Angels better than the Devils but The One with Flowdan is very tasty indeed. Only duff one is that Death Grips track for me at this point...
Here's the fact stream for those of you, like me, who can't stand/struggle with the pfork advance bullshit
Pitchfork Advance is the only thing that contends with that godawful promo player that was all the rage a few years back in terms of frustration generated
Really nice features at The Quietus / Fact
Quietus – Bug interview http://thequietus.com/articles/16090-kevin-martin-the-bug-interview-angels-devils
Quietus – Flowdan interview http://thequietus.com/articles/16086-flowdan-interview-the-bug
Quietus – Bug review/essay http://thequietus.com/articles/16081-the-bug-angels-devils-review-2
Fact – Bug interview http://www.factmag.com/2014/08/26/the-bug-interview-angels-devils/
Fact – artists pick their favourite Bug records http://www.factmag.com/2014/08/26/artists-pick-their-favourite-kevin-martin-records/
DiS review here too http://drownedinsound.com/releases/18374/reviews/4148130
Which to me is a bit more King Midas Sound-y, which is weird cos I generally don't like KMS that much.
I don't think the second half stands up to London Zoo that well really, mostly due to the vocalists - I mean, I fucking love Flowdan, especially on London Zoo, but bits like 'Funktion 1, are you dumb?' when drawn out over a chorus just clang so badly.
And yeah, 'Fuck A Bitch' is still awful. Again, don't mind Death Grips, but when you compare a grown man shouting that over and over again to the (although tongue-in-cheek) menacing nature of something like 'Skeng'... nah, not for me.
That track is pretty embarrassing, all in all.
Not quite sure how it stacks up against London Zoo, but really good album all the same. The Devils side is the one I'm listening to the most right now, but the Angels side is very necessary to stop it becoming London Zoo II.
the lyrics are really no different to plenty of stuff off The Money Store or Exmilitary. Although I get that it disrupts the flow of the album a bit. But I think that's kind of the point
Fuck. A. Bitch.
It's just fucking terrible.
though it really does underscore how much of a one-trick pony DG were. Did Death Grips not already have a track called Fuck A Bitch? I was pretty sure I knew exactly what it would sound like as soon as I saw the track title.
I dunno, it's just shouty aggression masquerading as post-modern rage
It's a shame that Kevin wasted that track by plastering MC Ride's vocal over it.
and the Manga one too.
Agree that the Angels are better than the Devils but it's a great record either way you spin it. Apart from that Death Grips track
Is Function w/ Manga I think. WHAT A BANGER
it was always gonna be one of the Flowdan ones in all likelihood