Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Girl Talk Unleashes a Feeding Frenzy

Completed just two weeks ago, Girl Talk’s new album Feed the Animals is available now by means of a “pay-what-you-want” Radiohead-style download.

Part of the DJ’s reason for choosing an online release was to get this material out while it was still fresh. Fresh it is, including snippets of current club hits Low (Flo Rida), Flashing Lights (Kanye West), Lollipop (Lil Wayne), and 4 Minutes (Madonna), mixed together with classics from the likes of Twisted Sister, The Cure, Aphex Twin, Metallica and Michael Jackson.

To get an idea of just how many samples there are in this 55 minute party jam, check out this still growing Wikipedia entry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feed_the_Animals

Much like 2006 breakthrough Night Ripper, the album is a Frankenstein-like creation of mashed up tracks that jump from sample to sample, genre to genre, never staying in one place for more than a few seconds - perfect for those with a short attention span, or an acute case of ADD.

The album is made to be listened to as a single track, but the highlight for me would be Still Here: it moves from BLACKstreet No Diggity to Kenny Loggins Flashdance, via Beck, Radiohead, Ace of Base and Cat Stevens.

Go to the illegal art website to download the album for yourself. If you choose to pay no_dollars_no_cents, you will be asked to justify this by answering a few multiple choice questions. Pay more than $5 and you will get access to higher quality files, more than $10 and you will be sent the physical CD as soon as it is released.

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