Saturday, 3 March 2012
Acid Brass - Let's Get Brutal (Blast First, 1997)
Oh, now this is special.
There's probably a whole dissertation online somewhere about the parallels between urban dance music pioneers in the 1980s and colliery employees in the 1930s. Or maybe not...
Whatever, the fusion works perfectly on the 'Acid Brass' album and rocks particularly hard on Nitro Deluxe's 'Let's Get Brutal'.
It breaks into life, low and brooding, with real, live handclaps that are a revelation of effective simplicity. Rolling toms and xylophone mark out a twilight zone where majorettes march out of t'pit, grime smeared across their faces, uniforms dirtied and torn. Then the melody comes in crisp and clear and you reach for the fluorescent lights.
NB. Please note that this post was published at 8:08 as a tribute to the pioneers of Acid House.
Download Acid Brass 'Let's Get Brutal' (Brass Band, Acid House, mp3) (Rapidshare)