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Tune of the Week – “Stress”

Imagine if Bernard Herrmann decided to make an acid house banger… Ah, Justice. Music blogs were invented for Justice. Don’t believe me? Go to any of the music blog aggregators like Hype Machine or Elbo.ws and do a search. More …

Thu, May 24, 2007, 11:41

   

Imagine if Bernard Herrmann decided to make an acid house banger…

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Ah, Justice. Music blogs were invented for Justice. Don’t believe me? Go to any of the music blog aggregators like Hype Machine or Elbo.ws and do a search. More Justice than you’ll find in the Four Courts.

You could ask how two dashing Parisian blades went from graphic designers to superheroes who saved dance music. Or you could just listen to their debut album. It’s called “†” and that title is going to cause a lot of headaches for sub-editors everywhere. Sorry lads.

The album has all the tracks you know, love and have already downloaded. And then, there’s “Stress”.

The first time I heard “Stress”, all I could think of was Hitchcock and Herrmann. They were the Lennon and McCartney of film music, a pairing who knew just how screaming strings and thunderous percussion could accentuate and amplify any scene.

You hear “Stress” and you can picture key scenes from “Psycho” or “The Birds”. But with more menace. More intensity. More darkness. More of everything, really. It’s probably the most claustrophobic, sinister and thrilling tune to ever hit a dancefloor. You’ll hear it in your nightmares, baby.

“Stress” is the first track on Nialler9′s latest podcast (music selected by Nialler, links voiced by Aoife Mc from The Indie Hour). You can also hear “Stress” here and here.

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