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September 6, 2007

Metal Machine Music

This is inspired -- a remix of Reed's noise opus as dance track:

Pretty catchy. For more on MMM revisited, check this out.

Posted by smclemee at September 6, 2007 2:59 PM


The Zeitkratzer project immediately seemed less interesting, at least as a conceptual piece, after I remembered Bang on a Can's similar performances of Music for Airports, though I imagine the former was more difficult to pull off plausibly. Though actually there's been a lot of acoustic realizations of originally electronic music lately, especially centering around Warp artists—Alarm Will Sound did a whole album of Aphex Twin covers, and the London Sinfonietta's performed him and other Warp types in orchestral adaptation.

Posted by: ben wolfson at September 7, 2007 2:16 AM

Yeah, but Music for Airports was a likely candidate for transposition, certainly for strings; it's pretty soothing/whooshing to begin with. The Alarm Will Sound/Aphex Twin covers, I grant you, are much more akin to Reed's Metal Machine sonic intent, which seems to have been to feed the entire brass section into a wood chipper.

Posted by: book/daddy at September 7, 2007 10:03 AM