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Low End Theories: Palehorse's Favourite Bass Albums
Kiran Acharya , April 21st, 2015 13:11


Before their appearance at Desertfest at the Camden Underworld this weekend, uber-heavy bass guitar maestros James Bryant and John Atkins of Palehorse salute their favourite bass albums with Kiran Acharya (and even include one that has no bass guitar at all)

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Techno Animal - The Brotherhood Of The Bomb
JA: You've got Justin Broadrick of Godflesh, who's friends with Kevin Martin, who does The Bug, and they did Techno Animal in the nineties. Kevin Martin's more of a hip-hop industrial beat guy, so Techno Animal are like really heavy hip-hop. Like really heavy hip hop. The Brotherhood Of The Bomb was their last record but it's the best. The industrial heaviness hits you smack in the mouth. I didn't realise hip-hop could be this loud and obnoxious and disgusting, basically.

Unlike a lot of crossover stuff, Techno Animal wasn't heavy guitars, it was just heavy beats. I think Godflesh are an amazing band but Techno Animal is mind-blowing. Streetcleaner is an absolute masterpiece, but I'm not a record junkie in the sense of having to own everything ever made by a band. There are a couple of Godflesh albums I haven't even listened to. But I like the new one [A World Lit Only By Fire]. That's a return to form. They've gone back to the proper drum machine sound they used to have, which, I read recently, Broadrick said brought the life back into it. I agree.


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