[vimeo 13974952 nolink] When I turned ten years old, I had saved up enough pocket money to get my hands on a bright red Sony Walkman, a brand new model featuring not only a Tape/Radio combination, but also the futuristic 'auto switch' technology, which meant you didn't have to take out the tape when side A clicked off. The Walkman would do that for you! Rotating everything inside! Magic! Putting on the weak little headphones when I got back from school was pure bliss and - in retrospect- the beginning of a life spent in happy isolation from soundtrackless reality. If I stuck to using the FM/AM radio, the batteries would last about 6 hours. If I played my Michael Jackson tapes, they would help me drown out my family for about 2 hours.
However, sometimes I would pick up my headphones and press play only to find that my kid brother had been using my Walkman to play his Scooter tape non-stop until the batteries were dead enough to slow down the music to about 50% of its intended speed. I would be expecting 'Human Nature' at a high pitch. Instead, a gulp of melted German rave would hit me like a wave of polluted, acid sludge. Little did I know, my kid brother (aged eight) had invented a new genre called 'Witch House'. Little did I know, twenty years after his accidental genius, the hippest label in Brooklyn would put out a mixtape of slowed down rave and re-animated pop corpses, creating something wicked (yeah, that's right, I'm bringing back 'wicked') and cruel. Hats off to you, bro. Way ahead of the pack.
After the jump:
Download the Zombie Rave Mixtape for Mishka by Mater Suspiria Vision, the most original sound I've heard in ages.
Watch mind-blowing Cosmotropia de Xam videos to zombie versions of Abba, Lady Gaga and more.
"This summer, Mater Suspiria Vision started up the rather ambitious Zombie Rave Mixtape series, which forms the third unholy side in MSV’s triumvirate (the other pieces of which are their videos and their own music). These Zombie Raves are usually around hours of pop and dance music remixed and slowed down to a codeine pace and littered with horror movie samples. We’re fully aware that this has the potential to be completely unbearable. But trust us when we say it’s actually transfixing, especially if you’re the sort of person who is into darker dance music."
WARNING: EXTREME NSFW IMAGES AHEAD
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