with a fist and a fall we meet with the floor
A friend recently described me as someone who gets hung up over girls. Well, it's probably true, I think. I started to rationalize that I probably don't do it any more than the next guy, but then realized that appeals to normalcy don't go anywhere, and the next guy is usually a bastard anyway. So what is it? Is it just all the usual reasons that make girls so great, or is this some psychological stand-in for some larger existential crisis? What makes you hungry late at night, lying in bed, trying to sleep? Maybe I shouldn't worry about it so much, or worry about the worrying, but instead keep making music.
This song might be about getting hung up over girls. At least it was for me, a couple of weeks ago. Triumph of the listener and all that. It suggests filling the silence with deep soul drums, some high-hats, and satisfying synths. Notice how the DFA emphasize the 'quiet' of the breakdown by putting a tiny drum machine way down in the mix. Little sounds make the silence feel big. I think they might also play with the stereo balance a bit. ANYWAYZ, this song is on some flat-out amazing "In Your Eyes" Llyod Dobbler shit. To speak like a magainze, I am most anticipating the DFA-produced Hot Chip full length, due in early 2006.
In self-reflexive consideration of format news: Nick Catchdubs, a writer at the Fader, as well as a dj, and graphic designer, asks “How hard is it to put up an mp3 and say ‘He raps good?!’”
Hot Chip- Just Like We (Breakdown) (DFA Remix)