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Make It Personal

pantsofdeath with NanoStudio on October 25, 2012 20:22

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    It's Friday.... another PantsofDeath track hits the airwaves!

    ...honestly, I am not doing this deliberately, it isn't like Friday is post-a-track day, I just do my music while commuting and if I start a track on Monday and get a good run of traffic jams I can be mixing down by Thursday.. and last night I had an hour on the train too..

    So this week I went for a 50/50 split between bleak and angry as I have been way too chilled and upbeat recently.

    The sample is from the audiobook of Altered Carbon (by Richard Morgan) and is read by Todd McLaren who did an amazing job, I recommend the book to everyone and if you like audiobooks (and I LOVE audiobooks) the Todd McLaren reading from Audible is excellent:

    The geekier among you will have spotted that image is Spider Jerusalem from Transmetropolitan, and has nothing to do with Altered Carbon whatsoever, but I wanted an image to match the track and the quote below pretty much sums up Spider's political philosophy too, but with less drugs obviously.

    “The personal, as everyone’s so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here – it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft-. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide from under it with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it personal. Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way, you stand a better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous marks the difference - the only difference in their eyes - between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it’s just business, it’s politics, it’s the way of the world, it’s a tough life and that it’s nothing personal. Well, fuck them. Make it personal. Quellcrist Falconer”

    - Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon
    - Read by Todd McLaren

    This track sees the return of Stochastik (yay!) and a repeat performances from Molten and DM1. I fought and kicked and scratched at PPG Wavegenerator to produce a single sample that is in the mix somewhere, just so I could justify wasting $20 on the thing - it has been sitting unused since it came out - I can't say I enjoyed the experience at all. First ever outing for iMS-20 in a track I think, I have had it since April but haven't really used it, I don't get on with the interface, however extensive practice with Magellan's sequencer has made it more accessible to me and I quite enjoyed using it - expect to see it again.

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