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30k ft

Taken from Assemblage 23‘s “Storm”, 30k ft has to be the single most haunting song that I’ve ever come across (not to mention probably the most depressing).

Taking the form of a voice recording left by a passenger on a doomed aircraft on his lover’s answering machine, the tune manages to send chills up my spine every time I listen to it. Somehow, the synthesized/dehumanised voice manages to resonate even more deeply than it would otherwise.

Surfing YouTube the other day I ran across this amateur video compiled to the song. Honestly I was a little hesitant as to whether I should post the video or not as I think that the song deserves to be listened to, and you should pay attention to its lyrics. That being said I think that it’s done really well and adds a different element to the music, so here goes:

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Weird Unkle

Unkle, who at one stage counted DJ Shadow amongst its ranks, was one of those outfits that you’d normally run across on MTV at some arb hour and then find on your mate’s pc a few days later. And this is precisely what happened with this song – one of the most nostalgic memories that I have from my varsity days. You know, one of those that for some unknown reason carry with them a certain atmosphere that encapsulates what those times were all about.

I really have no idea why this is the case. It’s not particularly immediately relevant to anything, nor is it a song or music video that’s going to sweep all before it. That being said, Eye for an Eye does kick much booty:

Unfortunately I’m not overly familiar with all of Unkle’s goodness. However, I did run across this other gem (Lonely Soul) a few days ago:

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