Satanicpornocultshop

Zap Meemees

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Satanicpornocultshop's follow-up to Anorexia Gas Balloon, their powerful first Sonore release, is a rather disappointing collection of singles, remixes, and compilation tracks that first appeared between 2002 and 2005. In pure SPCS fashion, the tracks are tightly segued to form an uninterrupted 70-minute album, but while this recipe produced a dizzying feeling of sensory overload on the previous album, here it simply becomes tiresome. Lisa, Ugh, Meu-Meu, and *ES still have that mad creative spark that singled them out on the experimental hip-hop circuit, but Zap Meemees contains its share of so-so cuts, while some of the themes are too often reheated. A case in point: the lyrics to Duran Duran's "Save a Prayer," the source for one of the previous album's highlights, "Osui No Masare," reappear here several times, sung, read, or treated. Gangpol's remix of that tune is quite entertaining (with a funny Nintendo-type melody added), but that's just not enough. Noteworthy, though, is the "hidden" bonus track, an incredible medley of radio hits laced with comments on George W. Bush's America. Other highlights include "59,054,087" -- a speedcore collage dominated by Lisa's rendition of the Bobby Vinton staple "Blue Velvet" -- and the frantic "Wa Bichimore? No, No Bi Watchmore...." Satanicpornocultshop's deconstructions are still filled with humorous asides and wild twists, but this album showcases the crew in a more predictable groove. The brutal cuts and uncomfortable juxtapositions that previously stimulated the mind and confused the feet grow somewhat annoying on this long, very long release. They can do better and so can you. Leave this one to the completists. The album features guest appearances by Electric Cafe, Klanq Shaft, Gangpol und Mit, Baiyon, and Alimylove.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:09
2
5:13
3
3:36
4
2:29
5
3:30
6
2:37
7
4:31
8 4:33
9 5:07
10 4:31
11 3:20
12
0:42
13
feat: Baiyon
3:43
14
1:07
15
4:02
16 2:26
17 3:06
18
1:51
19 13:55
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