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Dick Acidsoxx

"Apokalypz Bugz" CD

Acidsoxx Musicks

Genres: film score

Mar 17 - 23 2003

Apokalypz Bugz is apparently the soundtrack to a film of the same name, made by Acidsoxx Musicks owner Dick Acidsoxx.  Upon first listen, the album seemed to be a bit too contrived and unfocused for me.  Every song was a different style, and it didn't seem like there was any solid, stable feel to grasp onto.  But after running it a few times through, I'm finally starting to catch on. 

You see, this is a movie soundtrack.  I'm not sure if the film actually exists or not - in fact, I'm pretty sure it doesn't - but that's not the point.  Like any good soundtrack, this album expresses a number of different scenes and concepts.  And, most importantly, it expresses a number of moods.  From obscure videogame music to late-night jazz to kitchy pseudo-funk to moody indie rock to a speech by Hitler, this is the score to the movie that has it all.  I'll give you a run through.

"Whiskerbiscuit 2001" starts things off with a bit of loose funk (complete with cleverly-timed 2001: A Space Odyssey snippets and female orgasm excerpts).  We then move into acid jazz on "Junkyard Pussy (Jazz Standard)" and late-night demented/intergalactic crooner stuff with "The Crystallization Process."  "Buggy" is demented electronic/vocal/whatnot tomfoolery not far off from Ween, and "Junkyard Pussy (Kitchen Sink)" is Arabic e-bow music at its best.  "Sometimes... (A Timebomb)," then, is a frenetic eight-minute epic (complete with a Hitler speech kicking it off).  The rest of the album goes by similarly, with highlights in "Here Cum The Bugz," which boasts a short little country bit that really works well, and the bittersweet moody rock number "Sun Burn Out."

Altogether, Apokalypz Bugz is a neat concept pulled off surprisingly well.  Give it a try, you can thank me later.


Fun Fact: You can check out mp3s from the album here!

Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 11 songs, distributed by the label, released 2001]