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Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Bloody Hell What Happened? Beetroots

Most of you might not have heard of The Bloody Beetroots, let alone be familiar with their work. OK, so quite often the noise that comes from these masked Italian chaps sounds quite like a small group of synthesizers being brutally tortured with hair clippers or lawn mowers, whilst being thumped over the head by a large jukebox devoted to a bass-heavy rave genre.
Take 'Ezekiel Eats Red Hoodie' for example which, despite best efforts to encourage everyone go absolutely ape shit, just seems to sound like a lost Justice track stuck in the fax machine. I mean, with a track name like 'Bluto Fucks Popeye' (which actually sounds more like Felix Cartal trying to fuck a toy gun that makes loads of different noises) you just know these boys are around to cause some trouble and intimidate a few Calvin Harris fans.
But then The Bloody Beetroots are not all just about "ear drum busting, BLAST 6db mastering"; they also have, as they put it, some "heart". The 'Butter' and 'Storm' bangers would conventionally fit somewhere towards the end of any SebastiAn and Justice EP, lest we forget they also have enough remixes to achieve notability.

As regards to records, the exciting news is that their debut album Romborama is due to be released on 25th August.
With a vast back catalogue of originals and remixes dirtier than Ashe Palmer's rugby kit, I was utterly bamboozled when discovering 'Second Streets Have No Name' which features Beta Bow. Something must have gone wrong? Did their machines break? Have The Bloody Beetroots actually gone soft? What's happened? The song (and yes I believe this one actually classifies as a song and not just a miscellaneous collection of noises) is constructed using actual instruments (violins and glockenspiels) and, rather surprisingly, seems to float along like something you might expect to listen to whilst building a neighbourhood on The Sims 3.

If the album, as a whole, is a grueling day working in a factory, then this 8th track must be the very short lunch break.


The Bloody Beetroots - Second Streets Have No Name (feat. Beta Bow)

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