My Chain Hits My Chest

I do like M.I.A. The new single Bad Girls is pretty good but it’s the video that’s causing all the fuss. Well, you try filing your nails while riding on the side of a car that’s up on two wheels. It’s a darn sight better than the limp Madonna collaboration as well. There’s a remix by Stereo Heroes you can download at Soundcloud which sounds like it was remixed while wandering through a demonstration of powertools at B & Q.

Zero Set

German heavyweights Moebius, Plank and Neumeier collaborated an album, Zero Set, in 1983, though it doesn’t sound much like 1983 at all. It’s a funny album in a way- not much of the warm synths, treated guitars and motorik beats but busier with some astonishing African-influenced drumming and a whole load of electronics. Dieter Moebius had previously served in Cluster and Harmonia, Conny Plank had produced everyone (Kraftwerk, Neu!, Cluster, Harmonia, Ash Ra Temple and more) and Mani Neumeier was the drummer in Guru Guru. The album has six tracks, all named after settings on the recording console- Speed Display, Pitch Control, Search Zero are three of them- and is a krautrock album aiming at the dancefloor. Worth checking out, which you can below.

Search Zero