Duran Duran Duran – 94.Rinse.out [Woodland Creatures]

“Hey this is Skwirl here to gab at you briefly about the records we have coming for our first thematic cluster! The theme is Circadian Rhythms and so as you might expect the records are presented to you by time of day. We have daylight hours, dusk, night and afterhours selections for you.

Our dusk record, “Supernatural Beast City” is by a gorgeous friend and a loveable nutter Ed Flis who hilariously goes by Duran Duran Duran. He’s far too humble to say but he’s a bit of a breakcore legend and golly gosh we are lucky to have him.

This is balls to the face rambunctious progressive jungle stylings taking inspiration from anime, sunny beachside locales and the loveable filth of Berlin. I’m listening to SBC as I write this so if there are random interjections of heavy breathing, face gurning and egregious use of exclamation points you’ll know why.

There’s a lot going on here: kicking from the spooky alleyway slinking of “Salt Lamp” to full frontal (!) breakcore assault of “Just Feel It (w/Dev/null)”, looking off into the middle distance to catch a glimmer of the 90s in “94Rinse.out”… and that’s just the first side (and I’m not giving away all the tricks here…just go listen to it!!) Supernatural Beast City is at once pleasant and dire, playful and goofy, nostalgic and forward thinking, and all underpinned by serious amounts of b-b-b-bass. It’s a glorious and unrelenting record just as at home on the dancefloor as it is drowning out the municipal clatter of the headphone commute.


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