Works as a neat counterpoint to Madonna grabbing for youthful types to shore up her sagging pop career, this stuff: it's like they could have been working together for years but also sounds very fresh. It also fits in with the Metal Dance compilation from the other day; but funkier, in its motorik, moribund fashion. It's not much of a breakbeat-based funk though: the collateral damage drags other smaller rhythms out to the margins with it. But it lives like funk lives. On top of a basic propulsive rhythm noises are thrown about, cast out in long strands of meddled-with guitar and twisted vocals.
"V2" has an especially scary lurch to the rhythm and a breathy quality that would give a Dalek the shits before Cosi Fan Tutti groans over the top of this wormy noise herself. And there's a noise like a hunt horn, which I think could be her vocals again, treated to within a mile of their death. And the beast never gives a hint it might tire. I think it might be my favourite.
I can hear why most of the reviews are centred on how great the actual gig was; it must've been fantastic. But the recordings have captured a lot of the tingling menace I imagine hung in the air that evening. Its furtive and relentless and monstrous: music with things hanging from its jaws. Corruption powers.
Rating: Beast out of Collaboration