[Zombies] URB Essentials - MBM

Benny Sanches Benny_Sanches at digidesign.com
Mon Apr 11 17:12:26 EDT 2005

Sweet. Satyricon is still one of my all time favorites, in rotation one
a month. 99% is close behind but the new album just might step to the
top in my book.....
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Subject: [Zombies] URB Essentials - MBM
(forgive me if this was already posted...didn't see it...)
URB Magazine (April 2005 issue, page 104) - URB Essentials section had A
look back at the greatest URB albums of all times (Plus some classics
you might have missed).
First album mentioned: MBM - Satyricon
Meat Beat Manifesto - Satyricon (Play It Again Sam /Mute U.S.)
    We've said it before, but here it is again. Jack Dangers and Jonny
Stephens, the evil geniuses behind Meat Beat Manifesto, are flippin'
wizards. They're the dub Aphex Twin. OK, when Meat Beat originated back
in 1987, they were touted as industrial (because they were on Wax
Trax!), but that was before every music writer with a thesaurus and a
hard-on for marketing started pulling stuff like "acid reggae flute
jazz" out their asses.
   Dangers and Stephens left Wax Trax! for Electra in 1992, leaving the
industrial moniker behind, too. The media christened the major-label
debut Satyricon "techno", which can be attributed both to their tour
with Orbital and Ultramarine, and the album's hooky update of synth pop
nancies such as Depeche Mode, who were basically mincing Detroit techno
groupies to begin with.
  Since then, the Meat Beat cut and paste sound, drawing on disparate
influences, has led writers to describe Satyricon as a catalyst for
everything from trip-hop to jungle. Subsequent releases went on to
explore even less conventional aesthetics, and writers (including this
one) still struggle to define this album. But, like Michael Jackson said
(before he went crazy and started force-feeding boy scouts Merlot): "You
got to be starting something." - Ken Jannette
Also, I'm sure to no ones surprise, in the same issue - Charts section,
Z-trip has MBM - What is Hip? listed in his top 10. 

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