Disco Inferno

The Mixing It Session

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Disco Inferno's session (and final overall recording) for BBC's Mixing It program displays the trio's sense of humor and playful disposition with their sample-based chestnuts. Inspired by Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals, six new compositions are named after animals, and they're all weird -- even weirder than anything the band recorded beforehand. "Tortoise" intros with a pop can that fizzes over, moving into a cartoon-y dub groove and fluttering snores. The feverishly paced "Shrew" is the soundtrack to the before-and-after sequence of a redecorating show hosted by Foghorn Leghorn. "Bird" begins innocently enough as a standard issue ambient instrumental, but by the end you find yourself at a pool party, listening to Caribbean music while submerged in the deep end. The closing "Rats" sounds most like old Disco Inferno, thanks to Ian Crause's Vini Reilly-like guitar spirals.

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