• “Barbaric” set to a picture of the housing single cover.
“Excellent Drum n Bass from England”
Digital single (Smoke Signal Audio SSA-010) released in August 2015.
From deep within the savage heartlands of Kent comes Ironlung, a drum n bass DJ and producer who certainly knows a thing or two about vitality if this killer rumble is anything to go by.
I’m running about 2 or 3 months behind from the time when I actually collected and rated the tracks that I’m currently posting, and, upon re-listening today, I’m seriously thinking I might have under-rated this monster cut. Don’t be surprised if you see my rating jump into the classic 9+ territory by the time I publish my songs-of-the-year chart for 2015.
They were barbarian… and SAVAGE!
Turn it up!!!
Some food-for-thought while you’re raving:
“By the middle twentieth century, few European nation-states had not at one time or another figured themselves as ‘the outpost of Western Christian civilisation’: France, imperial Germany, the Habsburg Reich, Poland with its self-image as przedmurze (bastion), even tsarist Russia. Each of these nation-state myths identified “barbarism” as the condition or ethic of their immediate eastward neighbour: for the French, the Germans were barbarous, for the Germans it was the Slavs, for the Poles the Russians, for the Russians the Mongol and Turkic peoples of Central Asia and eventually the Chinese.”
― Neal Ascherson, Black Sea
“As man becomes more technologically advanced, his barbarity becomes even more lethal”
― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom
This was another heard on Mark Cunliffe’s cracking September 2015 show on Dandelion Radio.
Get it at Juno Records.