Das Zeitgeist Zimmer – 01.10.12-06.10.12
New music with Johann Gottfried Herder and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Need to Know: Former dubsteppers who’ve taken a turn for bleak but brilliant synthpop.
Hegel: We liked Darkstar’s 2010 album North a great deal: in fact, it was probably one of the better albums of that year, and I’ll tell you why. Because it was really, really depressing, and we here at Das Zimmer love nothing more than to wallow in our own self-indulgent misery and filth. Why, just the other day I walked into Herder’s bedroom and found him sitting naked in a pair of tattered briefs, on a dirty mattress stained with every bodily fluid known to humanity. For decoration, there was only a single malfunctioning fluorescent light bulb giving flickering ambience to the room, and Herder was slowly giving himself auto-erotic pleasure while softly crying. That was what Darkstar’s North felt like.
On the other hand, this new track feels much more upbeat, yet still tinged with melancholy. It’s like the clouds have broken on the crushing depression of their past album, and everything is just that little bit brighter than before. It’s like when I gave Herder a shower after I found him like that, and cooked him a bacon sandwich. He was like a man reborn. That’s what this new stuff feels like.
Herder: Um… Hegel, I think you got this all wrong, you were the one crying in the floor in your own filth, except of course in your version it was far less depraved then it actually was. Anyway, I was the one the picked you up off the floor. Are you losing your shit, man? Surely you remember?
Hegel: Oh dear god you’re right, don’t look at me Herder. I SAID DON’T LOOK AT ME! DON’T LOOK AT ME!!!
Who: Death Grips
Listen: ‘True Vulture Bare’, NO LOVE DEEP WEB
Need to know: Apocalyptic hip hoppers air a wealth of new material… without the permission of their record label, Epic.
Herder: They say there’s nothing new under the sun. As I was born in the halcyon days of 1744, I feel qualified to dispel this myth once and for all, because it’s a load of bullshit. Back in the 18th century, we could never have dreamt that one day the world would abound with such wonders as stuffed crust pizza, vajazzling and Death Grips. And yet here we are.
More on the first two another time, perhaps, for today we shall be listening to new Death Grips’ material. The Sacramento-based punk rap group have only gone and stuck two fingers up to their label by releasing new album, NO LOVE DEEP WEB, for free online (update: their website has since been pulled offline). You can download the album here, and listen to a new song called ‘True Vulture Bare’, found on their website by a hacker, below.