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Thursday, August 16, 2012

BOK Darklord - "Lulu"

I love old Metallica and I love old Lou Reed. I can't really stand anything I've heard from either in the last decade, perhaps longer. So, for that reason alone this album is worth taking the time to read about and potentially listen to. Truth be told, though, if you like plunderphonics and crafted noise, this is a pretty solid release worth your time. I can't say more about it than that and what the accompanying writeup says, which reads:
In late 2011, the musical giants Metallica and Lou Reed released the universally-despised ‘Lulu’, 2 discs of collaborative work that one reviewer claimed was not quite as worthwhile as ‘wanking into a sock.’ Inspired, two other musical giants, Buttress O’Kneel and Lucas Darklord, decided to take it upon themselves to create a Lulu that was slightly better than wanking into a sock. They did this by each separately sampling and remixing material by Lou Reed or Metallica (with one artist on each track ‘playing’ the ‘Lou Reed’ while the other would ‘play’ the ‘Metallica’). These two separate remixes were then edited into collaborative Lulu pieces, which were given identical names to the tracks on Metallica and Lou Reed’s Lulu, and exactly the same track lengths, without bearing any resemblence to their odious counterparts. In essence, BOK DARKLORD’s Lulu is a revisionist concept album that attempts to replace the original work, acting as though that repugnant flop never happened at all. And best of all, it can still be enjoyed while wanking into a sock.
So. Yeah. Other than misspelling resemblance, that blurb is pretty marvelous and descriptive and reason enough more to go ahead and try this one on, don't you think?

BOK Darklord - "Lulu"


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