This Rarewerks CD boasts to have many rare techno gems, but I don’t really see what’s so rare about bad music. Yup, this CD sucked.
The disc opens with a Fatboy Slim track that sounds like the score for a video game gone very, very bad.
On “Exterminator” by Primal Scream, the line “Everyone’s a prostitute” pretty much sums up the lyrical “brilliance” of the group. Listening to the song I pictured three skinny suburban kids in pleather pants–think Orgy–trying really hard not to mess up their makeup.
Low key and pulsating, Groove Armada’s “Feng-Shui” is pretty good. And Photek’s “DNA” involves a pretty cool Spanish guitar riff.
On the whole, though, the CD failed to interest me. I like techno at its best, but not monotonous, boring DJs claiming to be musicians.
Archived article by Paula Neudorf