BLUR – “Don’t Drop The Bomb When You’re The Bomb”

Hmm. It’s not electro, it’s not indie rock, it’s not house, it’s not pop, it’s not coherent or consistent, it’s not techno; I could probably go on and on listing all of the things this odd little white-label release isn’t. Tons and tons of people are going to hate it because, well, it’s bizarre. All it really is is a loud bass note repeated for three minutes while various sound effects and drum patterns drop in and out. Of course, I think it’s fantastic; the world needs more of this type of dubby, droney rhythm-fuck nonsense, particularly from the artists who have “made it”. Damon Albarn may be irritating beyond belief but I fully support his efforts to capture the sound of paranoid schizophrenia on DAT.