Oh hey tiny friends, how are you doing?
How’s your Friday treating you? Getting all geared up for weekend fuckery?
So if you’re anything like me, you have plans to get high and listen to music for most of the weekend and with that in mind, I’m here to help you. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult recently premiered their new album (a best of of sorts), called Sinister Whisperz II – The Interscope Years and it’s streaming over at Orfium. What’s that you might ask?
With the advent of the internet age, we live in a time of a variety of streaming services for music, and for good or for evil, there are pros and cons to many of these new services.
I personally would rather cut my dick off with a razorblade than have to deal with some of them, and this is where Orfium seems to really hit the mark. It’s slick looking which is appealing from the get go and is also user friendly, which I appreciate.
I’m not too technologically advanced so this does tend to work for me.
So, for fans of My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, this album isn’t really anything super new – we’ve heard a lot of these tracks in their original form. After the Flesh was used in the film The Crow.
What is new on this album, however, is the mixes and that I’m super digging on. For fans of Ministry, Youth Code, Skinny Puppy and 1980s goth/industrial fuckery, this isn’t one to miss, and it’s available here.
It’s hard for me to write reviews for music that I’ve been listening to for over 15 years. I was just a kid when I first heard of these guys after being given a scratched up copy of the Crow soundtrack on CD. And in truth, it’s really hard to classify MLWTTKK. They aren’t really industrial, but that’s kind of the only label that seems to be appropriate and if only because they’ve always been a bit more towards Throbbing Gristle than Ministry. Aside from being featured in the seminal film the Crow, they were also featured in Beavis and Butthead as most 1990s kids will tell ya. Real Sex and Californication used the music of MLWTTKK, and you used to be unable to attend a goth night without hearing at least one track (most likely poorly mixed and played by a dude with more eyeliner than sense).
I always feel a little bit stupid recommending industrial type of music to people if only because, people either think you’re crazy or you find a new best friend or you completely blow someone’s mind that music isn’t just pop songs on the radio. I’ve always found industrial music to be highly performance based, and not performance like busting out sick solos or jamming out on stage. It’s hard to describe, but theres almost this showmanship to this type of music, where in you can almost see the music coming out of this person like they’re vomiting out pieces of the inner most parts of their brains. It sounds weird, but I really feel this to be true. The last time I saw Skinny Puppy really built up this theory in my mind and this past summer when I saw Psychic TV solidified it.
I personally feel that artists of this music are very personally invested in it, and that is what has and continues to draw me to it.
I can’t recommend this album enough. Go buy it or you’re dead to me.
Oh and let me know in the comments below what you think of the Orfium service.
I’m into it, but it remains to be seen who will come out on top in this wild world of online service streaming.
Until next time kids,
Party safe this weekend.