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Robert Johnson and Punchdrunks - Hahnenkammrennendotdotdot
artworkRobert Johnson and Punchdrunks go boldly into new territory for the band, parking their Link Wray hearse along side their post-surf woodie, trading both for a limo and sequined tux. I'm a long ways from what you might confuse with a dance music fan, but I have to say that the two mixes of "Hahnenkammrennen" on this CD single are compelling.
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Track by Track Review


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Disco Surf (Instrumental)

An archetypal disco beat and sample-driven sequenced rhythms and the like pulse. The opening note to Dick Dale's 1962 single "Miserlou," along with a few of the following, is sampled and sequenced and morphed. A psycho swirl of throbbing rhythm and electro tweakery with an eerie, almost depressed ambiance. Pretty strange and compelling.

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Disco Surf (Instrumental)

The Flymo Twins Remix is an extended reprogramming of "Hahnenkammrennen," with even more drug-filtered strangitudinal distortions. More than twice as long, it pulses and imposes. I think this just may be more interesting than the original.