Friday, July 11, 2008

Song of the day

"Minimoonstar (Shackleton Remix)", by Ricardo Villalobos. In which Mr Shackleton returns the favour for Villalobos having turned "Blood On My Hands" into the most ominous "memorial" to the events September 11, 2001 you could imagine: a kind of sonic equivalent to Don DeLillo's "Falling Man". This time around, Shackleton brings to RV's painstakingly constructed and unprecedented beats a sense of otherworldliness, a music that you might describe as dub-ambient-techno as long as you didn't associate that with Bill Laswell's "illbient" projects.

The other good thing about this song is that you can use it as the basis for several anagrams containing the word "Moomin" (and don't forget that Drawn and Quarterly's third instalment of the collected Moomin comic strips is due out in two short months; our order has been placed).