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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyL View Post
    Is that the Olympic Chingng beat? Very similar if not. I thought any analysis would have to be on the level of the kyrics, that's where the meat/meaning is surely.
    I don't think so. The lyrics are about stabbing and that. Not much to analyse is there.

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    Probably my bias to approach things via the verbal. I do find drill lyrics interesting - lots of obscure (to me) beefs and slang /culture l tdon't recognise. But that's the weirdness of coming at this stuff from the outside.

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    The piano sounds like a jet stream; simultaneously vaporous and metallic. Intangible and scraping. Like gasping for air; the friction of breath in the throat. The stifling feeling of not being able to get enough in. there’s something housey about it, i could imagine disclosure or someone using, in terms of attack, similar timbres. sometimes it has faint feeling of a car stalling. something tidal about it’s velocity.

    Melodically it has the same step-by-step, one at a time ascent upwards and climb down as wiley’s ‘ground zero’ or danny weeds ‘creeper’, but doesn’t have the same connotation of childlike plodding as those melodies. It’s dark and exotic. h.r. giger music.

    then there are those things i always thought of as snares, that thirdform and blackdown refer to as hi hats. sounds like when people play snares at carnivals. i’m sure someone posted loads of people playing drums at a carnival on here the other day, so a bit like that. it bops and bounces. something disembodied about it though. again, there’s a tidal quality to it. this linear build up and waining of intensity.

    that kick is authoritarian. it’s a populist demagogue. amidst confusion and ambiguity it asserts itself boldly. the beat is the weimar republic and that first kick is hitler. but as as the ‘main’ beat (the slow one, not the jittery one) unfolds and manifests it looses that. snares flick off at angular arbitrary points. like ‘dropping bombs’ in jazz. these accents will establish structure only for it to be incomplete. to evaporate unresolved. there are three ‘snare' sounds in a back and forth; 808, gun shot and a reggaeish ‘clang’ that sounds all exotic.

    the way the bass bitches down reminds of me downs syndrome eyes. the wobble board pops remind me of a lurching snake. the way there heads bob back and forth in this weird cardboard way.

    the rapping has a bouncy quality when it gets going, like a playground taunt (russ bases his whole style around this quality). military barking orders type emphasis on ev-er-ry sin-gle- syl-a-ble. as much as i’m wary of headie one and think he’s a bad rapper, when i first heard that ‘think i do juju’ thing i was amazed. it was this exciting moment. london’s african identity asserting itself in a completely different emotional context than it had done for the rest of the decade.
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    Thanks for setting a good example bartbro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmanbarty View Post
    snares flick off at angular arbitrary points. like ‘dropping bombs’ in jazz.
    Yearning For The Algorithmic

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    We haven't had a single comment about the music yet you fucking cloth eared weirdos
    It's fine, nothing remarkable. There's plenty of other drill stuff I like a lot more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    It's fine, nothing remarkable. There's plenty of other drill stuff I like a lot more.
    i agree, didn't stop me playing the game.
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    I love it. You have to keep playing it till it becomes powerful and profound and haunting.

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    Who made the instrumental?

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    I have noticed this quality in some drill of the beat sounding like it's "stuck", somehow this might link it back to grime, very loopy (combined with the filtered down synth and the occasional hiccuping explosion of pitch bended bass), pressure cooker feel, remember "Bang" by Keef?

    I'd have to live with the rapping more to appreciate it, I reckon Incognito is the better one of the two. I like when rappers flow into each other on a track, some of my favourite grime tunes are the posse cuts like Xtra, Frontline, When I'm Ere, a microphone relay.

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    This beat reminded me a bit of "Waps RMX"

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    Thanks corpse love you mate

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    I like the speed the sinuous quality and the horizontality. It's not blocky. Its not peaks and troighs.

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    the rapping's where it loses me. not lyrically of course; the chuckle chinging is the best thing ever said in the english language, but musically a bit off. if luke's in the mood he should sell me on it.
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    This tune never had many imitators it was the most exciting Keef tune though for my money

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