Saturday, May 31, 2008

Crunchy Beats!



One of the crunchiest beats known to mankind was made by none other than John Carpenter.

For more extremely crunchy beats, play the first track on here by Luke Eargoggle. And if you're still hungry for another bowl of captain crunch beats, play some Mos Deaf and Massive Attack - I Against I or Whodini's Haunted House of Rock.

And then there is possibly the crunchiest beat driven song in the world..

Bruce Haack - Party Machine - Bruce Haack

14 comments:

Luke Pski said...

I love John Carpenters' soundtracks. I think he and Hal Hartley are the only directors I know of that compose their own music. Bruce Haack is cool too.
Klaus Schulze was, I think, an early member of tangerine Dream who went on to do similar work for soundtracks.His Manhunter soundtrack is sweet.
Also, anybody who's into Goblin should check out ZOMBI, a contemporary 'band' that started as Goblin worship but went on to a more proggy kind of vibe. It's all great stuff. I have their album SURFACE TO AIR and it's great. Perfect 'draw to' music.

Jon Chandler said...

he`s good
http://www.myspace.com/animalstyle

Robert Adam Gilmour said...

But Goblin are totally proggy,, especially their non-soundtrack studio album stuff like Roller.

Paleo said...

i always picture Carpenter trying a synth on a music store in the early 80's musing to himself "i'll never pay for a soundtrack anymore!"

Ka-Cheeeng!

Aeron Alfrey said...

Yeah, forget his film making career, that mother needs to go on tour with his backlog of kick ass movie scores. He could use the films as backdrops on stage while he breaks down the beats and synth lines with a fog machine rollin out the fog while the Fog plays in the background. And of course that would be the time to start some fog in the crowd, hahah. They could even bring out some Thing props on stage for a few tracks from that score. That would be so goddamn amazing.

Aeron Alfrey said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVcx8Jn23xw

This post needs a few minutes of some Afrika Bambaataa.

Luke Pski said...

You're right RAG, Goblin are proggy. I didn't describe it very well.Zombi's newer stuff is more Rush-like, in a way, more rockish, sorta. Ahh. Just listen to it on their myspace.

Luke Pski said...

-That's really funny Paleo. I'm sure "real" composers scoffed at how simple Carpenters' stuff was. Joke's on them, of course..

Mr. Sean said...

Awesome post Aeron. I had a whole L'Trimm & JJ Fad moment the other morning with the big bass. Anyhow, the origins of all this is Kraftwerk, "NUMBERS" is pretty damn crunchy. 1 2.

Andrei said...

http://goodjoblollypop.blogspot.com/2008/03/electrofunk-101.html

http://goodjoblollypop.blogspot.com/2008/03/number-of-names.html

Aeron Alfrey said...

That Sharevari track is rad, Andrei.

Here's some more crunch for your lunch, courtesy of Ricardo Villalobos - Easy Lee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzxyw_XgMyU

I was lucky enough to see Kraftwerk at a small place in Chicago about 10 years ago, I think it was the Riviera? Might have been the Vic. Anyway, I was a few heads back from the front row, can't tell you how fucked up it is to be watching the Kraftwerk crew on stage breaking it down to pocket calculator.

Andrei said...

10 years ago? What were they touring for?

Anyway, I bet they didn't sound like this any more:

http://goodjoblollypop.blogspot.com/2008/03/before-man-machine-early-kraftwerk.html

But possibly like this:

http://goodjoblollypop.blogspot.com/2008/03/kraftwerk-expo-2000.html

And, by the way of nothing, here's another clip:

http://goodjoblollypop.blogspot.com/2008/03/absolute-pinnacle-of-progressive-rock.html

"Sharevari," by the way, is supposed to be the first Electro track ever.

Andrei said...

And here's some more, just for you, Aeron:

http://goodjoblollypop.blogspot.com/2008/06/electro-crunchy-beats.html

Aeron Alfrey said...

Great tracks, the Kraftwerk tour from what I remember was only a few shows in America at the time. I know they go on a lot of weird 2 or 3 show only tours in the states and I was lucky enough to catch them for that one. And it was at the Rivera.