Daily Download: "Kein Bock," Audionom

Hypnotic or heinous? You tell me.



Salon Staff
February 28, 2007 1:01PM (UTC)

Consider this track to be a little bit of a canary in a coal mine. "Kein Bock" comes from a new album that compiles the work of the on-again, off-again Swedish band Audionom. The band works a metronomic groove that calls to mind '70s acts like Hawkwind and Neu!, both of whom have been highly influential in certain heavy-metal and electronic music circles. Circular is a good word for this kind of music, as it forsakes melody and dynamics in favor of precision and relentless forward momentum. I find it easy to get lost in stuff like this, and love how seemingly minor changes take on added significance within the song's limited framework. But I also recognize it's the kind of stuff that sends some people running from the room. Where do you stand? And because you guys did such a good job following up on my request for extra Elton Motello info, I'm awarding more bonus points to whoever can tell me what the English translation of "Kein Bock" is.

--D.M.


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