On October 15, Interesting Times Gang—the solo electronic/dub project of Kowloon Walled City‘s Ian Miller—will release new album Beats, No Rhymes, No Life (a cheeky nod to A Tribe Called Quest) via Pax Aeternum. Today, Miller has shared a new track from the album, “Fentanyl Theme,” which juxtaposes brash bursts of psychedelia against trap beats and a grimy, scuzzy bassline, bridging progressive rock grandeur with the distorted menace of industrial menace a la Godflesh.
Miller says of the new track in a statement, “I’d been trying to work this Strawbs sample into a song for like 5 years, and I feel like I finally did it justice. There’s pathos and drama and distortion — lots and lots of distortion.”
Hear “Fentanyl Theme” below.
Interesting Times Gang Beats, No Rhymes, No Life tracklist:
1. Ox Out the Can
2. Fentanyl Theme
3. The Structural Dynamics Of Flow
6. King Of Tears
7. Touched By And Angle
8. Dark Space
9. Bit Of A Blur
10. Dance With The Devil
11. Shonen Jump
12. Enemy Of The State
13. Embargo Culte
14. Hegemony (Civil Society) And Separation Of Powers
15. Dark Space Deconstruct
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