Joyrex J9i is part 3 of the 4-part Joyrex series.
In this segment, things start to get really heavy and distorted. Not only that, but there is a prevalent use of obscure and obscene sound clips from old movies.
These tracks remained untitled until the release of the Joyrex Compilation in 1998.
The melodies in the following two tracks are extremely bizarre, along with pretty much everything else on the tracks. Richard was right to name it “the acid that fell to earth,” as it does indeed sound like something left behind by malevolent Martians, or something similar.
HUMANOID MUST NOT ESCAPE
While the title of this track only serves to re-inforce that “alien invasion” mood, it is actually derived from a sample from an old Atari game called Berzerk. The track also samples clips from the 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth. I think that’s really the main thing that makes the piece interesting – the way Rich managed to find such a variant selection of samples that fit the outlandish sound of the music so perfectly.
Fantasia, my favourite track in the series, is even crazier than the last track, and is best listened to when you’re in the mood to raise hell. But what makes this track so unique is that it features a sample from a very old porn film called – you guessed it – Fantasia (not to be confused with the Disney musical). If you’re like me, fascinated with strange music that is laced with eroticism, this is the track for you – you can dance to it, rave to it, f**k to it, commit random acts of vandalism, etc. (Not all those are recommended though).
The only thing that disheartens me about this EP is that there are not more tracks on it like these. They are probably my top 2 for the whole series. I love the filthy beats, grimey synths, and just the complete and total analog mind-rape that’s going on here. But then again, I am about 1/10000 as far as my musical taste. All of you who share this love for ear-shattering brain-f**k tunes, would you please raise your glasses up high, then throw them down on the ground and scream like a drunken frat boy. Just kidding.
Favorite track: Fantasia