"Apokalypz Bugz" CD
Genres: film score
Mar 17 - 23 2003
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!
11 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2001]