SPNet057 - (o)thers vs. Flat Affect - schizotypal/uptown 320kbps - 58 minutes, 52 seconds File under: Industrial/Experimental Hip Hop/Noise
01 - (o)thers - The Intro____ (1:23) 02 - (o)thers - Alternative Treatment Method (3:09) 03 - (o)thers - My Favorite Color of Bruise (2:59) 04 - (o)thers - Unhealthy Attractions (2:36) 05 - (o)thers - Unsettled Residue (3:36) 06 - (o)thers - Thr33 DaYs (2:50) 07 - (o)thers - Celestica Nights (3:28) 08 - (o)thers - Multiple Masks of Deceit (7:05) 09 - (o)thers - The Wild-Life (3:10) 10 - Flat Affect - Uptown (28:36)
Flat Affect gets (o)therized, (o)thers get Flat Affected! Each artist remixes the other's work, reshaping it into their own voice. (o)thers' treatment of Flat Affect is beat driven and very catchy, while also maintaining that characteristic noisy edge. It brings to mind DJ Spooky, but more avant guarde. After the (o)thers have lulled the listener with their strange groove, Flat Affect has its turn. Several (o)thers tracks are mashed together into one large piece, Uptown, which plods along to a hollow rhythm like a hellish death march. In some respects, it sounds like a washed-out version of Schnur's SP recycled cassette release Maschine Wahnsinn. It's rare that a piece of music simultaneously swirls, plods, and crushes, and this accomplishes all three masterfully. This collaboration is entertaining, engaging, and highly recommended.