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Thing of the Day

Zidrakong, Gurgblah, special eye gouging robotic attachments, space battles etc...

December 15th 2010 

Album: TRIP LAVA - Octatroid (Shark) - Some kind of maniacal ride on a 3d space-cadet pinball machine that keeps tripping you and sends you the wrong way when there’s asteroids to be blasted and the ship needs to go through hyperspace… far too manic to use as a soundtrack to a game of pinball, sends your shots all over the place, blasts your coordination on to a whole other planet… all kinds of arcade game deflections, hyperspace rollercoaster rides, very much sounding like ‘traditional’ music rather than game arcade Atari chaos – well actually somewhere in that bit of space between the two.  Like someTrip Lava demented sci-fi film that now and again jumps to some sort of fast-forward state of electronic mind… until the mellow synth bites and calms things down again. Classic early synth sounds and tunes actually, far too late now though, got my all wired and hyper now (do not attempt play virtual pinball while listening to this…) Actually, now I pick up the cover and look properly rather then just letting the music do all the talking, and I see this is some kind of sci-fi soundtrack to a film (a non-existent film). Armies of mutant robots built by an evil tyrant king out of some sort of vengeance, seems Octatroid is some kind of heroic robot warrior. Machine music, ‘real’ instruments – drums, guitars and such…  Zidrakong, Gurgblah, special eye gouging robotic attachments, space battles and… well go listen to the movie yourself, I’m too exhausted to tell you how the film ends…  

Think Can let loose in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and drinking far too much orange juice, a hyper-cacophony of rhythms and sounds made by a one man instrumental band from Minnesota called Trip Lava. Think Assdroids, think Duran Duran Duran or some of those Cock Rock Disco bands, think Next Life and despite the electronic nature of some of this, there’s a lave “real instrument” feel, an organic flavour – can millions of robots battling through your brain be organic? A maniacal ride indeed…

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