John Carpenter composed the scores for a majority of his own films. The earlier ones mostly using only synth and drum machines. The tracks having great titles like “potatoes” and “ice cream man on edge” and still being amazingly dark. I know that these are just describing the scenes that the music is used for, but disconnecting yourself from Assault on Precinct 13 and just listening to “potatoes” on it’s own is a great experience. There were a few covers of some of his compositions making a great weird darkwave-disco thing happen.
Snowed in. My mom gave me a little red envelope with money and caused me to check out Asian electro all day. Yellow Magic Orchestra is one of pioneers of electropop. They are now in their 60s and still touring to this day. Check Haruomi Hosono smoking a cigarette the whole time. Happy Chinese New Year.
When people talk about Palais Schaumburg, they usually start talking about dadaism’s influence on electronic music or how tumultuous of a relationship funk had with the electronica age… But what they don’t know was that all of their songs were about scandanavian design and the Ikea outside of Chicago.
Oh, and check out the lead on this track… does it not sound like KORN? BLAHAHA.
This is the song that would be running through my head if I were an embedded photo-journalist — with a penchant for strong drink and gambling — riding in a cab from the airport into the heart of liberia.